IFRC


2012

18 December 2012

COP18: Breakthrough or Empty Deal? The People's Perspective

This month, over 17,000 delegates gathered in the Qatari capital Doha to attend the 18th Conference of Parties (COP18), the annual UN summit on Climate Change.  Amongst those hoping to gain some insight and influence over the negotiation process was an expert delegation from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent...
18 December 2012

International Migration Day: better protections needed for migrants as global recession begins to bite

18/12/2012 Geneva - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is today marking International Migration Day and is renewing its appeal to governments to ensure that the current economic downturn does not result in heightened xenophobia and discrimination against migrants. As highlighted in the IFRC's 2012 annual World Disasters Report (WDR), an estimated 70...
19 October 2012

Investing in Africa – the opportunities of a changing continent

Bekele Geleta, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Three big trends stand out when reflecting on international aid to Africa in recent years. The first trend is the notable successes in key health indicators: particularly HIV incidence, malaria related deaths and child mortality, in large part as a result of international funding. The second...

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