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Red Cross: Increased investment in grass-root initiatives needed to strengthen community resilience in Africa

Nairobi, Geneva, 28 August 2016 – As government leaders from Japan and Africa gather in Nairobi,...

Italy: Search for survivors continues as quake-hit communities count cost of disaster

Geneva/Budapest, 26 August 2016 – Thousands of homes, buildings and infrastructure have been...

World Humanitarian Day Tragedy: IFRC calls for humanitarian solution to Mediterranean drownings as two young children confirmed drowned

Geneva, 19 August 2016: Two Syrian children, eight months and five years old, were today confirme...


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