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Iraqi Red Crescent is alarmed by rise in the number of displaced families

The situation in many parts of Iraq continues to be challenging as the number of displaced ...

South Sudan: Red Cross implements measures to prevent the spread of cholera in Torit

The Government of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba in mid-May 2014.

Turning to traditional healers to help stop the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

In a land where voodoo, witchcraft and curses are the norm, Fallah James is a sought-after man.

Annual Report

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