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Healthy ageing toolkit

IFRC, 21 November 2016

By 2050, the number of individuals aged 60 years or above will have tripled from 600 million in 2000 to two billion; 80 per cent of them will live in low-  or middle-income countries. While these statistics highlight the scale of the challenge society faces, an ageing population provides countless opportunities. Older people are, and will continue to be, vital assets to their families, friends and communities. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) continues to call for the eradication of all forms of ageism that deny older people dignity, decrease access to care and the right to a just quality of life.

Toolkit| Volunteer guide | Facilitator guide

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Zika, dengue, chikungunya prevention toolkits

IFRC, 15 November 2016

In the battle against diseases like Zika, dengue and chikungunya, knowledge is power. These prevention toolkits, which include teaching guides and educational activities for communities and schools, were developed to initiate long-term engagement and start important conversations with communities at risk on how to prevent, reduce and treat diseases posed by Aedes mosquitoes.  

ZDC Toolkit - Community Module | ZDC Toolkit - School / Youth Module | ZDC Prevention Toolkit

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Philippines - Typhoon Haiyan Three-year progress report

IFRC, 8 November 2016

Three years have passed since the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines left 6,300 people dead and affected more than 16 million lives. Typhoon Haiyan packed winds of up to 300 kph and caused storm surges and five- to six-metre high waves at its peak, destroying economic assets and infrastructure, especially in coastal villages across the Central Visayas region.

Available in: English

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Management of dead bodies after disasters: A field manual for first responders second edition

IFRC, 1 November 2016

This manual has two aims: first, to promote the proper and dignified management of dead bodies and, second, to facilitate their identification. Following many disasters, and certainly larger ones, the retrieval and immediate management of dead bodies is done by local authorities, organizations and communities, residents and volunteers. This is because forensic experts may not arrive for some days, or even longer; and in some contexts, there are no forensic experts at all. Consequently, this manual focuses on practical recom- mendations for those who are on the spot or are able to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster – i.e. first responders.

Available in: English

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IFRC Annual Report 2015

IFRC, 30 October 2016

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. With our 190 member National
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide, we are in virtually every community reaching 160.7 million people annually through long-term services and development programmes, as well as 110 million people through disaster response and early recovery programmes. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do so with impartiality as to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions. 

Available in: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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Unseen, Unheard Gender-Based Violence in Disasters Asia-Pacific case studies

IFRC, 26 October 2016

Working on gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response is not a new  theme. Governments, international organisations, NGOs, foundations and other civil society actors have tirelessly been working on raising awareness and implementing programmes to assist women and girls and sometimes men and boys to be active in preventing violence at home, in communities and contributing to policy change on a national level. GBV occurrence in conflict situations has also been widely researched, although remains a sensitive and difficult topic to  address.

Disasters

Asia-Pacific case studies

Available in: English

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Habitat III - Humanitarian crises and the city

IFRC, 13 October 2016

War rages in Syria. The earth heaves in Ecua- dor. Ebola spreads in West Africa. As we try to make sense of these events and struggle with how to address them, how many of us consider urban planning and policies as part of the solution? The humanitarian impacts of disasters, both natural and man-made, are increasingly concentrated in cities.

Available in: English

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One Humanity - Safety and dignity for migrants

IFRC, 16 September 2016

Today, and every day, hundreds of thousands of migrants will risk exploitation and abuse, violence, deprivation and discrimination. Shocking numbers of migrants – particularly, but certainly not only, among those headed to Europe – are paying for their hopes for a better future with their lives. Many are left with physical and men- tal scars or detained or pushed back from border crossings.

Available in: English

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Training youth volunteers in cardiopulmonary resuscitation & choking first aid

IFRC, 29 July 2016

Every year, millions of people are hurt or killed by injuries due to an inadequate response or lack of timely assistance. Yet taking immediate action and applying the appropriate techniques, while waiting for professional help, can considerably reduce deaths and injuries, and the impact of disasters and everyday emergencies.

Available in: English

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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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