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Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons

Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons

Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached over 6,600 people with messaging during the ...

Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities

Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities

More than 1 million people affected by severe flooding in Thailand

Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter

Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter

An estimated 157,000 people may be affected by extreme weather conditions this year

Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur

Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur

More than 6,000 families have already received the first instalment of a cash grant, enabling ...

Thousands moved to evacuation centres as floods hit Malaysian East Coast

Thousands moved to evacuation centres as floods hit Malaysian East Coast

Around 25,000 people in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu have been displaced by severe flooding

There is no time to think. You have to move

There is no time to think. You have to move

Red Cross helps to support refugee families as they rebuild their lives


In Profile: Public Awareness and Public Education for DRR (PAPE)

The Red Cross Red Crescent has a long tradition of educating communities on disaster risks, increasing safety and resilience through campaigns, informal education, participatory learning and formal school-based interventions.

In 2011, to help National Societies scale up their work in promoting disaster risk reduction to the public, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies published "Public Awareness and Public Education for Disaster Risk Reduction, A Guide" and Key Messages.

The PAPE Guide elaboration started with a comprehensive revision of 300 documents and websites following by interviews with more than 50 worldwide staff and volunteers from National Societies, IFRC regional and reference centers to collect their practices and learnings.

 


  • For more information about PAPE, click here

Nepal earthquake: on the road to recovery

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake in April 2015 and its aftershocks, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. The Nepal Red Cross Society, which is the largest humanitarian organisation in the Himalayan country, is helping survivors recover from the disaster. Its multi-pronged approach includes support for building new homes, restoring and improving health services and hygiene and helping people restore their livelihoods, as well as preparing for future disasters. More than 6,000 families have already received the first instalment of a cash grant, enabling them to start work on rebuilding better and safer homes.

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