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Haiti and Dominican Republic Cholera Operation Summary of the Plan of Action

IFRC, 20 January 2015
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This document reflects a summary of the Federation-wide two year Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) and its contribution to the broader 10-year year National plans to eradicate cholera from the island of Hispaniola. It reflects the collective contribution of the Red Cross Red Crescent actors present in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The aim is to mobilise resources through this strategy to support the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic to control, prevent and respond to cholera spikes for a 24-month period.

Available in: English,

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Haiti earthquake Five-year progress report

IFRC, 8 January 2015
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The earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 was one of the biggest natural disasters in recent history, resulting in over 1.5 million internally displaced people, unprecedented human losses and material damage. This report spans the Red Cross Red Crescent operations from January 2010 to November 2014, marking five years of emergency and recovery operations.

Available in: English, French, Spanish,

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Environment & Climate Change: The impact of climate change on human mobility

IFRC Climate Centre, 10 October 2014
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The climate is a key determinant of where people live and climate change is increasingly recognised to influence the factors that can lead to population movements, including migration and displacement. Displacement is the movement of people from their place of residence, and can occur when extreme weather events, such as flood and drought, make areas temporarily uninhabitable.

Available in: English,

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Integrating climate change and urban risks into the VCA

IFRC, 8 August 2014
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This booklet includes new knowledge and guidance on how to adjust the VCA to better address climate change, and how it can support the reduction of vulnerability in towns and cities.

Available in: English, French, Spanish, Arabic

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Looking Back and Beyond - Reflections of a Secretary General: 2008-2014

Bekele Geleta, 25 July 2014
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The world is changing and so must we, the largest humanitarian organization in the world. With beneficiaries, volunteers and staff reaching every corner of the world, we are at the forefront of change, as we witness it and partake in it every day.

After six years at the head of the world’s largest humanitarian organization – a global network that has a presence in nearly every country in the world and has a brand recognized by every age group around the world – I have had an exceptional vantage point to observe the world and how it is changing.

Available in: English,

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Consolidated Financial Statements 2013

IFRC, 20 May 2014

The independent auditors' report and consolidated financial statements 2013 of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Available in: English,

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the Pacific: Rising to the challenge

IFRC/ICRC, 1 May 2014
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The countries of the Pacific region are richly diverse, in terms of culture, development, infrastructure, location, social dynamics and resources. From vast Australia to recently independent Palau and the many islands of French Polynesia, each nation faces its own challenges. Political and economic security, access to services, geographical remoteness, natural resource management, population growth and environmental degradation are all factors that influence development outcomes for communities in the Pacific region.

Available in: English,

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Disaster risk reduction makes development sustainable

IFRC, UNDP, UNICEF, Oxfam, GFDRR, UNISDR, 8 April 2014
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The post-2015 development framework offers an unparalleled opportunity to ensure that disaster risk is significantly reduced all over the world, especially for those most vulnerable.

Available in: English,

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The Global Water and Sanitation initiative 2005 – 2025

IFRC, 20 March 2014
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The Red Cross Red Crescent Global Water and Sanitation Initiative (GWSI) promotes a common but adaptable approach amongst National Red Cross Red Crescent Societies to establish large-scale, long-term sustainable water and sanitation programmes. It aims to advance efforts in scaling up equitable, sustainable and affordable access to water and sanitation services for all and thus contribute towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 

Available in: English,

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The impact of disaster risk reduction field sessions in Myanmar

Myanmar Red Cross Society, 17 March 2014
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In 2010, the IFRC’s South-East Asia regional delega- tion held the first disaster risk reduction (DRR) field session in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), with the aim of empowering communities with information on the underlying causes of natural disasters. With increased awareness and understanding on methods to mitigate the impact of disasters, communities are not only better able to avoid them, they are also more resilient when they happen.

Available in: English,

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