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A mother and four children saved at the last minute

Rida Abou Assi, a 24 year old widow and head of a poverty-stricken family. When her husband ...

Nepal: Thousands displaced by floods and landslides

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have caused extensive flooding and several landslides throughout ...

Specialist teams scale-up efforts to help earthquake survivors in Yunnan, China

The Red Cross Society of China's volunteer have been working to bring shelter and water to ...

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Information on operations, income, expenditure and complex disasters in the 2012 Annual Report.

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Strong disaster law can make communities safer and response operations more effective.

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The latest on the Movement response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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The Learning | Education | Training (LET) hub supports individuals and organizations with their ...

Online postgraduate certificate in social and voluntary sector leadership

Leadership development in this sector is more important than ever because it enables an ...

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There are a number of fraudulent web sites which are using the Red Cross Red Crescent emblems to request donations for disaster relief. Please treat these web sites as suspicious.

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Health and care activities in the IFRC include first aid and emergency response as well as epidemic control, programmes in health promotion and prevention, addressing stigma, providing psychosocial care and community empowerment.

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Strategy 2020 guides the actions of the IFRC. It defines three strategic aims and three enabling actions for the IFRC and its member National Societies in order to achieve the common vision.

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Volunteers are at the heart of everything the Red Cross Red Crescent does. From first aid and disaster response to health and hygiene promotion, our 13 million volunteers are leading the way all over the world.

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The IFRC is recruiting a Chief Human Resources Officer. This individual will provide global leadership, strategic direction and best-practice delivery of HR services to the IFRC secretariat.

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