Opinion pieces

5 ديسمبر 2016

Local volunteers are the heart of every humanitarian response

On International Volunteers Day, let’s commit to supporting the people who give so much of their time and energy to make their communities safer, stronger and more resilient.
Water – the driver of sustainable growth
29 أغسطس 2016

Water – the driver of sustainable growth

This week in Stockholm, Sweden, more than 3,000 people from across the globe, will come together to reinforce the importance of water and sanitation services for sustainable growth.
World Humanitarian Day
19 أغسطس 2016

World Humanitarian Day

Today, as every day, is Humanitarian Day. We pay tribute to all humanitarian workers and volunteers, including those within our International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola?
1 يوليه 2016

Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola?

Imagine. A deadly disease is stalking terrified mothers, fathers, children and grandparents. People are sick. Many are dying. An information vacuum is overflowing with rumour and misinformation
We must protect humanity, and halt indifference
22 يونيو 2016

We must protect humanity, and halt indifference

We are sons of the Sahel. We played on its sand, breathed its hot and nurturing air. We grew under its bright sun, found joy and meaning among its people.
بقلم الحاج آس سي، الاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر
1 يونيو 2016

بقلم الحاج آس سي، الاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر

شخص قُتلوا في حادث سقوط طائرة. 700 شخص قتلوا في الهجوم الإرهابي. المئات قتلوا تحت أنقاض مبنى منهار
Obama's Hiroshima visit is a wake up call on the risks of nuclear weapons
26 مايو 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit is a wake up call on the risks of nuclear weapons

The president's historic visit must lead to fresh efforts to rid our world of destructive missiles and safeguard our futures.
The Cost of ‘Wait and See’ — Three Things the World Needs From the World Humanitarian Summit
13 مايو 2016

The Cost of ‘Wait and See’ — Three Things the World Needs From the World Humanitarian Summit

The premise is simple: investing in national and local skills, systems and knowledge to build resilience and preparedness will save lives, cut costs and preserve hard-won development gains.
كلمة السيد تداتيرو كونوي، رئيس الاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر والسيد بيتر ماورير، رئيس اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر
6 مايو 2016

كلمة السيد تداتيرو كونوي، رئيس الاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر والسيد بيتر ماورير، رئيس اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر

إن اليوم العالمي للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر الذي يُحتفل به يوم 8 مايو يمثل فرصة للاحتفاء بشجاعة وإنجازات 17 مليون متطوع وزهاء نصف مليون موظف يعملون على ضمان وفائنا بالتزاماتنا الإنسانية كل يوم بحضورهم قبل
15 مارس 2016

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster, Five Years On

Five years ago, in Japan, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered an “unthinkable” disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This year, we also mark 30 years since the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The commemoration of these catastrophic events is an opportunity to reflect on our preparedness to respond to low-probability but high-impact disasters. First and foremost,...

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