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24 July 2013

Baktiar Mambetov interviewed by BBC on latest China earthquake

Baktiar Mambetov, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies was interviewed by BBC on latest China earthquake. " Baktiar Mambetov of the International Federation of the Red Cross said the poor state of housing in the area would have made matters worse and there would be a need for urgent humanitarian...
3 July 2013

Opinion: The goal: universal health coverage. The means: volunteers?

The Guardian has publised an opinion piece from IFRC's Matthias Schmale on the importance of volunteers in worldwide efforts to improve access to healthcare. " Expanding volunteerism is one part of the solution to help improve  global health  investments and ensure equitable access to health. But there is often vocal criticism of volunteerism, so it is important to be clear not just about  the benefits  but...
3 June 2013

New York Times provides an insight into the work of SARC in Damascus

The New York Times' Anne Barnard has travelled to Syria to see the important work of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in the face of continued fighting in the country.
31 May 2013

Humanitarianism in the network age

Will Rogers, IFRC's Global Coordinator for Beneficiary Communications has moderated a panel discussion at the regional launch of OCHA's Humanitarianism in the Network age report. Read mo...
23 May 2013

World urged to speed up action on disaster reduction

Bekele Geleta, Secretary General of the IFRC has been interviewed at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva by Megan Rowling for Thompson Reuters.
3 May 2013

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society on the BBC

A representative of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has been interviewed by the BBC for this story on the building collapse in Dhaka which has killed hundreds of people.
6 December 2012

IFRC vice president Dr Mohammed Al-Maadheed discusses the impact of climate change at the COP18 conference in Doha

Dr Mohammed Al-Maadheed spoke at the recent COP18 conference in Doha on the subject of community response to an increase in disasters
5 July 2012

Siddarth Chatterjee interview in The Global Observatory

Siddharth Chatterjee, Chief Diplomat at the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, recently gave an extensive interview to the The Global Observatory, highlighting the work the organization is doing in the Sahel region of Africa.
18 October 2011

New development goals based on national targets can help eradicate poverty

A conference report issued by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) argues for 12 new post-2015 development goals that call for country-specific targets and minimum benchmarks.

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