Publications are available on the following topics:
Better programme initiative (BPI)
Disaster preparedness training manual
Vulnerability and capacity assessment (VCA)
Distaster risk reduction
- Disaster reduction programme 2001–2008: Summary of lessons learned and recommendations
Between 2001 and 2008, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the International Federation), in partnership with the British Red Cross and supported by the UK Department of International Development (DFID), implemented a Disaster Reduction Programme with various National Societies in disasterprone countries in East and Southern Africa and in South Asia. The aims of the programme were to enhance the capacities of the National Societies in disaster preparedness and risk reduction, to contribute to global learning and expertise and to use the experience gained to inform future programmes.
||Disaster: How the Red Cross Red Crescent reduces risk |
Prepare, warn, mitigate, recover, live. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Red Cross Red Crescent world is “multi-sectoral” and part of a broad and long-standing drive for safer and more resilient communities. DRR is at the core of most National Societies’ work to address the specific vulnerabilities to which communities are exposed.
Early warning, early action in climate change
- Publication: Early warning > Early action
Routinely taking humanitarian action before a disaster or health emergency happens, making full use of scientific information on all timescales.
A Red Cross/Red Crescent answer to rising climate risks
- Report: The epidemics divide | en español | en français
The report highlights the tripling of Red Cross Red Crescent operations answering epidemics between 2004 and 2007 while the number of people assisted for epidemics increased by 15.4 per cent between 2007 and 2008.
More information: Related video/b-roll
Recovery and livelihoods