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24 October 2014

IFRC Asia Pacific conference concludes with ‘The Beijing Call for Innovation’

The world is changing at a pace that we have never seen before and at the same time our world is ever more interconnected, creating new opportunities for solidarity but also new and more complex threats
“They accused me of selling my son.” The father of an Ebola victim speaks out
24 October 2014

“They accused me of selling my son.” The father of an Ebola victim speaks out

Saa Mamadi Ceno is president of the Red Cross branch in Gueckedou, in southern Guinea, the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak.
Embracing new technology for data collection in Zambia
24 October 2014

Embracing new technology for data collection in Zambia

Survey data is invaluable to the work of the Red Cross. It can be used to plan, monitor and revamp programming.
IFRC calls for greater innovation in tackling escalating humanitarian challenges in Asia Pacific
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

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