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22 October 2014

IFRC calls for greater innovation in tackling escalating humanitarian challenges in Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) began today in Beijing.
Young humanitarians in action prior to the 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference
21 October 2014

Young humanitarians in action prior to the 9th Asia Pacific Regional Conference

At a time when the world is rapidly changing, where protracted crises and the combined effects of natural disasters, climate change, urbanisation and emerging health threats are causing new levels of vulnerability; 49 Red Cross Red Crescent youth delegate
Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon
20 October 2014

Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

For many years, cholera has been a common occurrence in northern Cameroon.
Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches the World Disasters Report 2014
17 October 2014

Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches the World Disasters Report 2014

In 2013, Viet Nam witnessed 14 flood and storm events – the largest number over a given year in the past decade – with 4.13 million people affected.
During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza
15 October 2014

During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza

After 50 days of violence, Gaza became in desperate need for urgent relief operations to salvage communities affected by the crisis, and rebuild and repair the wiped-out buildings and damaged infrastructure in the Strip.
Ebola dampens Tabaski spirit in Guinea as cultural practices are put on hold
15 October 2014

Ebola dampens Tabaski spirit in Guinea as cultural practices are put on hold

The Ebola crisis in Guinea is changing long-held cultural practices.
Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria
14 October 2014

Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria

In the Syrian coastal town of Tartous sit two huge warehouses. These are the main entry point for all Red Cross Red Crescent goods coming into Syria
Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps
14 October 2014

Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps

“My hope?” asked Hadji Mahmoud, 52-year-old Iraqi father. “I want to return home with my family. We may have a tent roof over our heads here, but this not what we want.” Hadji Mahmoud is one of thousands of Iraqis who have been forced to leave their homes
One year on from the Bohol earthquake: a new home and a new beginning
13 October 2014

One year on from the Bohol earthquake: a new home and a new beginning

One year ago, 58-year-old Harold Lumictin, his wife and their six children were made homeless when their house was destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Island of Bohol in the Philippines.
The Balkan Youth practice become the change they want to see
13 October 2014

The Balkan Youth practice become the change they want to see

Can two boxes, 200 drinking straws and blindfolds made from old curtains empower the youth of our Movement to promote a future of non-violence and peace? If you ask all the participants to the latest Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change-training in the B

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