IFRC

Africa

1 November 2017

Setting strategies in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire

The IDRL programme shared ideas with senior staff of the National Red Cross Societies of Senegal (SRCS) and Côte d’Ivoire (CIRCS) on means to achieve implementation of the IDRL Guidelines in their countries.
Drafting a Disaster Risk Management Policy in South Sudan: “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail”
9 June 2017

Drafting a Disaster Risk Management Policy in South Sudan: “if we fail to plan, we plan to fail”

South Sudan Red Cross and the South Sudan Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs held an advanced training for key government stakeholders, as part of the development of a new, comprehensive disaster risk management policy.
African customs officials prepare for future disasters
1 April 2016

African customs officials prepare for future disasters

Regional workshop brings the role of customs in disasters to the fore.
The Gambia: changing protocols key to quick disaster response
1 April 2016

The Gambia: changing protocols key to quick disaster response

New report to strengthen legal preparedness in The Gambia.
Port Louis workshop supports the development of disaster law in Mauritius
7 December 2015

Port Louis workshop supports the development of disaster law in Mauritius

On October 2015, the Mauritius Red Cross Society in collaboration with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Centre, hosted their first national disaster law workshop in Port ...
High level launch of Malawi Red Cross study on the regulation of international relief
7 December 2015

High level launch of Malawi Red Cross study on the regulation of international relief

The 30th September 2015 marked the launch of the Malawi Red Cross Society’s study on international disaster response law (IDRL), released in March.
Liberia Red Cross to assist its government in legal review
7 December 2015

Liberia Red Cross to assist its government in legal review

The Liberia National Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Government of Liberia and with support from the IFRC launched the Technical Assistance Project to Strengthen Legal Frameworks for International Disaster Assistance in Liberia, in September.
Kenya Red Cross report recommends improvements in disaster law
7 December 2015

Kenya Red Cross report recommends improvements in disaster law

The Kenya Red Cross has launched a new study on Kenya’s legal preparedness for facilitating and regulating international disaster ...
African disaster experts endorse a new international framework on cooperation in emergency relief operations
2 July 2015

African disaster experts endorse a new international framework on cooperation in emergency relief operations

The IFRC and the AUC held a consultation meeting to seek the views of AU member states, National Societies, regional economic cooperation secretariats and other partners, on how to reinforce laws on international disaster response and risk ...
IFRC releases 3 more studies on IDRL: Dominican Republic, Haiti and Malawi
15 April 2015

IFRC releases 3 more studies on IDRL: Dominican Republic, Haiti and Malawi

3 new IDRL studies.
The Senegalese Red Cross advocates for a comprehensive legal framework on disaster management
1 April 2015

The Senegalese Red Cross advocates for a comprehensive legal framework on disaster management

The Senegalese Red Cross (SRC) held a workshop on legal frameworks for disaster management in Dakar to discuss, among other things, the legal issues raised by international relief operations in ...
Report on how to improve the management of relief as floods hit Malawi
31 March 2015

Report on how to improve the management of relief as floods hit Malawi

A new report prepared by the Malawi Red Cross provides important insights – both for avoiding problems in the current operation and building preparedness for the future.
Central Africa governments and National Societies take up disaster law challenges
31 March 2015

Central Africa governments and National Societies take up disaster law challenges

The IFRC and ECCAS co-hosted a regional workshop on disaster law, one of the areas of collaboration promoted by the MoU signed between the two institutions in February 2015.
Seychelles’ new law comprehensively tackles disaster management issues
29 January 2015

Seychelles’ new law comprehensively tackles disaster management issues

In August 2014, the Seychelles adopted a new Disaster Risk Management Act, which sets out that country’s first comprehensive legal framework for disaster risk management.
The right place, the right time: disaster law in Madagascar
28 November 2014

The right place, the right time: disaster law in Madagascar

The disaster law team of the Malagasy Red Cross Society kicked off a research project in Antananarivo, which aims to set out the strengths and gaps in Malagasy laws and policy on international humanitarian assistance.
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Key regional instruments

African Union

 

- Constitutive Act of the African Union (AU)



Eastern Africa

 

- Agreement establishing the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)

- Workshop report from Disaster Law Workshop for stakeholders in the Horn of Africa (April 2012)

- Article about workshop on “Disaster Law and the Drought Relief Operations in the Horn of Africa” (April 2012)

 

Southern Africa

- Treaty of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) (SADC Treaty) 

- Treaty establishing the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA Treaty)

- Workshop report from International Disaster Law Workshop for Southern African Stakeholders hosted by IFRC and SADC (October 2012)

  

Western Africa

- DRR Policy of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) 
* ECOWAS DRR Policy (français)
* ECOWAS DRR Policy (English)

- Workshop report from International Disaster Law Workshop for West African Stakeholders hosted by IFRC and ECOWAS (September 2012)
* Workshop report (English) 
* Workshop report (français)

Agreement  between the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) and the World Meteorlogical Organization

Legal instruments in the Africa region


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