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A plan to strengthen community resilience to drought in southern Africa

IFRC, 14 July 2016
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Southern Africa is currently in the midst of an intense drought, driven by one of the strongest El Niño episodes on record. An estimated 31.6 million people in the region are currently food insecure, and this figure is expected to climb to more than 49 million people by the end of 2016. 

Available in: English,

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Nutrition matters

IFRC, 23 June 2016
10Mb, 74 pages

This guidance highlights tangible, evidence-based priority actions in health and WASH programs to achieve the Global Targets for nutrition. Throughout the guidance the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration within and outside the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement to holistically address nutrition is emphasised.

Available in: English,

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International first aid and resuscitation guidelines 2016

IFRC, 30 May 2016
2.2MB, 192 pages

These guidelines are for National Society first aid programme managers, scientific advisory groups, first aid instructors and first responders.

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Istanbul and beyond: Perspectives and pledges of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement on the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit

IFRC/ICRC, 17 May 2016
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For more than 150 years, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been driven by the power of humanity. From building food security among drought-affected people in Kenya to caring for the elderly in Australia, from treating the sick and the wounded in Yemen to searching for victims of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, we work to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Our model of action – grounded in our Fundamental Principles, our community-based volunteers, our specific relationship with Governments in the humanitarian field, our proximity to the people we work with, and our global networks of solidarity – has brought protection and assistance to millions of people in crisis.

Available in: English, French, Spanish,

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Focus on gender and diversity in disaster risk reduction

IFRC, 17 May 2016
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The Asia Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. Each year, the region experiences a full range of disasters, from earthquakes and volcanic eruptions to extreme weather events such as typhoons, floods and drought. Central to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent’s (IFRC) humanitarian mandate, and in line with the Red Cross Red Crescent’s Fundamental Principles, the IFRC is committed to ensure that all women, men, girls and boys, irrespective of age, disability, health status, social, religious, migrant or ethnic group are protected before, during and after disasters.

Available in: English,

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Joint International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement Paper on the Grand Bargain

ICRC/IFRC, 11 May 2016
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Humanitarian organizations are responding to more needs than ever. Future investment in humanitarian action must close the gap between growing demands and the resources available to meet them. The United Nations (UN) Secretary General convened a High Level Panel (HLP) on Humanitarian Financing, whose report was released in January 2016. Among the proposed recommendations is a “Grand Bargain” between major donors and humanitarian organizations that seeks greater efficiency and improved incentives in financing humanitarian action.

Available in: English,

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Child protection action plan 2015-2020

IFRC, 9 May 2016
28 pages, 4.8Mb

This document aims to define a practical plan of action for the IFRC Secretariat to effectively integrate child protection, as a minimum standard, within its organizational systems and development, protracted crisis and emergency operations.

Available in: English,

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Child protection in emergencies - Briefing

IFRC, 9 May 2016
13 pages, 900Kb

Every agency that responds to emergencies is responsible for ensuring that they meet the child protection minimum standards. This includes the IFRC and all of its National Societies.The IFRC is a core member of the Inter-agency Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.

Available in: English,

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Consolidated Financial Statements 2015

IFRC, 19 April 2016

The independent auditors' report and consolidated financial statements 2015 of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Available in: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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The Importance of addressing Housing, Land and Property - Challenges in Humanitarian Response

IFRC and Norwegian Refugee Council, 15 March 2016
2Mb, 32 pages

This paper outlines what housing, land and property (HLP) issues are and gives eight reasons (as well as case studies) as to why it is important to address housing, land and property issues from the outset of a humanitarian response. 

Available in: English,

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