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Chile fires: A very different Sunday in Valparaiso

A wildfire broke out on Saturday, 12 April 2014, in Camino La Polvora, in the port city of ...

Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

Efforts are underway to provide adequate vaccinations to prevent the rise of polio in Syria.

Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change

The programme will be implemented as a partnership between county governments, the Ministry of ...

Annual Report

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Disaster law

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

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World Disasters Report – Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

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

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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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