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Families hoping for a quick return to homes following landslide in Nepal

One month on from the devastating landslide which destroyed a mountainside village and killed ...

Disaster risk and climate change dominate agenda at Small Island Developing States Conference

Over 2,000 delegates have gathered in the Samoan capital Apia for the 3rd International ...

Appeal increased to support more families displaced by violence in Central African Republic

The impact of the violence that erupted in Central African Republic (CAR) in December continues ...

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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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