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17 January 2017

Fiji Red Cross adopts a holistic approach on hard-hit Koro Island

Fiji Red Cross has spent the last few months working on Koro, which was hit by both winds and sea surge, resulting in the deaths of six people.
Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons
17 January 2017

Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons

Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached over 6,600 people with messaging during the current dengue awareness campaign
Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities
12 January 2017

Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities

More than 1 million people affected by severe flooding in Thailand
Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur
12 January 2017

Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur

More than 6,000 families have already received the first instalment of a cash grant, enabling them to start work on rebuilding better and safer homes.
Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter
10 January 2017

Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter

An estimated 157,000 people may be affected by extreme weather conditions this year
Preparing for typhoon season in Micronesia
10 January 2017

Preparing for typhoon season in Micronesia

The Red Cross has enough prepositioned relief items to help support 6,000 people in Micronesia
There is no time to think. You have to move
10 January 2017

There is no time to think. You have to move

Red Cross helps to support refugee families as they rebuild their lives
Inmates find new family with Red Cross
9 January 2017

Inmates find new family with Red Cross

Prison's rehabilitation programme allows inmates to help out at the Red Cross, mostly assisting volunteers with corporate catering.
Introducing Udaya Regmi
9 January 2017

Introducing Udaya Regmi

IFRC’s presence in Papua New Guinea will help the National Society scale up and build capacity in the areas of health, disaster management, communications and organizational development and he is looking forward supporting them.
Reducing vulnerability in Pacific communities – FINPAC
6 January 2017

Reducing vulnerability in Pacific communities – FINPAC

The project helped small island communities to better understand local weather and climate formation and to build resilience towards changing weather patterns
Thousands moved to evacuation centres as floods hit Malaysian East Coast
5 January 2017

Thousands moved to evacuation centres as floods hit Malaysian East Coast

Around 25,000 people in the states of Kelantan and Terengganu have been displaced by severe flooding
Emergency Shelter Kit training
5 January 2017

Emergency Shelter Kit training

More than 80 Red Cross staff and volunteers from four Pacific countries attended Emergency Shelter Kit training
Humanitarian Diplomacy key for auxiliary relationship
5 January 2017

Humanitarian Diplomacy key for auxiliary relationship

Workshop uses problem-solving and group work to help Marshal Islands Red Cross identify its key advocacy priorities
Taps and toilets bring positive change to mountain communities in Nepal
4 January 2017

Taps and toilets bring positive change to mountain communities in Nepal

Red Cross aims to provide clean drinking water and proper toilets to promote health, build more secure livelihoods and support safer permanent housing after Nepal earthquake
Escape from Kunduz
3 January 2017

Escape from Kunduz

When gunmen came looking for him, Hamed Mousavez (age 21) knew he had to flee Afghanistan.
IFRC launches emergency appeal as Catanduanes residents count the cost of Typhoon Nock-Ten
29 December 2016

IFRC launches emergency appeal as Catanduanes residents count the cost of Typhoon Nock-Ten

Within 48 hours of Category 4 typhoon, Nock-Ten striking the eastern seaboard of central Philippines, emergency teams from the Philippine Red Cross were on the ground assessing the damage.
Pakistan Red Crescent fosters community ownership of risk reduction programmes
28 December 2016

Pakistan Red Crescent fosters community ownership of risk reduction programmes

Projects cover a range of initiatives to help improve the lives of communities and prepare them for future disasters and hazards
Philippine Red Cross emergency teams deploy in the wake of Typhoon Nock-Ten
27 December 2016

Philippine Red Cross emergency teams deploy in the wake of Typhoon Nock-Ten

The IFRC prepares to release funds from its Disaster Relief Emergency fund to support the emergency response efforts of the Philippine Red Cross
Indonesian Red Cross provides psychosocial support for children affected by Aceh earthquake
22 December 2016

Indonesian Red Cross provides psychosocial support for children affected by Aceh earthquake

Children affected by recent earthquake learn how to protect themselves and to identify safe areas during disasters through songs and games
IFRC President commends community resilience building efforts in Democratic People's Republic of Korea
22 December 2016

IFRC President commends community resilience building efforts in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

The Red Cross makes improvements to water supply and sanitation in Usan
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