IFRC


2013

2 December 2013

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is perfectly placed to support and empower people with disabilities

People with disabilities – who account for 15 per cent of the world’s population (over a billion people) – are a part of every society. They may face social, economic and cultural barriers limiting their access to full and effective participation in a soc
Bold action is needed to deal with the consequences of climate change in the Pacific Islands
8 November 2013

Bold action is needed to deal with the consequences of climate change in the Pacific Islands

Pacific Island Red Cross leaders – gathered for their movement’s global congress in Sydney – say climate change and rising sea-levels are just one threat facing vulnerable island nations. They want boldness on adaptation. It’s easy to associate climate change in the Pacific Islands with doomsday scenarios such as rising sea-levels and the mass migration of entire populations. But as Red Cross...
Respect us – Protect us
29 October 2013

Respect us – Protect us

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent
Typhoon Bopha survivors languish in ‘uninhabitable’ homes as funding shortfall stalls recovery efforts
25 March 2013

Typhoon Bopha survivors languish in ‘uninhabitable’ homes as funding shortfall stalls recovery efforts

When Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, swept across the Philippine island of Mindanao last December, more than 200,000 families in the provinces of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Caraga region lost their homes.
Sanitation crisis: It’s time to talk about the solutions
19 March 2013

Sanitation crisis: It’s time to talk about the solutions

Toilets are something that people are often embarrassed to talk about, making it easy to ignore. Now, while for most of us, finding a bathroom or toilet isn’t hard, for over thirty percent of the world’s population—2.5 billion people— it is not easy at al
Eradicating polio – the last mile is in sight
27 February 2013

Eradicating polio – the last mile is in sight

Breaking community barriers to achieve Polio eradication is vital Never before has the world been so close to eradicating polio, a terrible disease that can paralyze a person for a lifetime. Today, the disease only exists in a few reservoirs around the world. The poliovirus is obstinately entrenched in pockets of Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, where we are confronted by complexities such as...
What silent disasters are saying
19 February 2013

What silent disasters are saying

By  Kristalina Georgieva , Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, European Commission Bekele Geleta , Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies What do the United States, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, India, Viet Nam, Argentina, Somalia and Indonesia all have in common?  They were all hit by ...

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