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More help needed for DPRK flood survivors as winter closes in

30 September, 2016. Beijing / Kuala Lumpur .  One month since devastating floods struck the...

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls on States to seize an unprecedented opportunity to advance nuclear disarmament

Geneva/New York (IFRC/ICRC) – On the occasion of this year's International Day for the Total...

IFRC calls for disaster funds to be released early to transform humanitarian response to El Niño and climate-related crises

Geneva, 25 September 2016 – At the close of the high-level event on El Niño at the 71th UN Genera...


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