Artículos de opinión

5 diciembre 2016

Local volunteers are the heart of every humanitarian response

On International Volunteers Day, let’s commit to supporting the people who give so much of their time and energy to make their communities safer, stronger and more resilient.
Water – the driver of sustainable growth
29 agosto 2016

Water – the driver of sustainable growth

This week in Stockholm, Sweden, more than 3,000 people from across the globe, will come together to reinforce the importance of water and sanitation services for sustainable growth.
World Humanitarian Day
19 agosto 2016

World Humanitarian Day

Today, as every day, is Humanitarian Day. We pay tribute to all humanitarian workers and volunteers, including those within our International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola?
1 julio 2016

Yellow fever in Angola: Are we repeating the mistakes of Ebola?

Imagine. A deadly disease is stalking terrified mothers, fathers, children and grandparents. People are sick. Many are dying. An information vacuum is overflowing with rumour and misinformation
We must protect humanity, and halt indifference
22 junio 2016

We must protect humanity, and halt indifference

We are sons of the Sahel. We played on its sand, breathed its hot and nurturing air. We grew under its bright sun, found joy and meaning among its people.
Setecientas vidas perdidas en medio de un ensordecedor silencio
1 junio 2016

Setecientas vidas perdidas en medio de un ensordecedor silencio

Setecientas personas mueren en un accidente de aviación. Setecientas víctimas mortales en un ataque terrorista. Cientos de vidas perdidas al derrumbarse un edificio.
Obama's Hiroshima visit is a wake up call on the risks of nuclear weapons
26 mayo 2016

Obama's Hiroshima visit is a wake up call on the risks of nuclear weapons

The president's historic visit must lead to fresh efforts to rid our world of destructive missiles and safeguard our futures.
The Cost of ‘Wait and See’ — Three Things the World Needs From the World Humanitarian Summit
13 mayo 2016

The Cost of ‘Wait and See’ — Three Things the World Needs From the World Humanitarian Summit

The premise is simple: investing in national and local skills, systems and knowledge to build resilience and preparedness will save lives, cut costs and preserve hard-won development gains.
Día Mundial de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja - En todas partes, para todos
6 mayo 2016

Día Mundial de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja - En todas partes, para todos

Con ocasión del Día Mundial de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, se celebra la valentía y los logros de los diecisiete (17) millones de voluntarios y cerca de un millón de
15 marzo 2016

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster, Five Years On

Five years ago, in Japan, a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered an “unthinkable” disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This year, we also mark 30 years since the 1986 nuclear accident in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The commemoration of these catastrophic events is an opportunity to reflect on our preparedness to respond to low-probability but high-impact disasters. First and foremost,...
18 febrero 2016

What Dengue and Ebola can teach us about Zika

By Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies In a matter of weeks, Zika has gone from a relatively obscure tropical disease to a household name, and an international public health emergency. As Latin American governments, aid groups and communities grapple with this unfamiliar threat, the public health responses to Dengue and Ebola hold so...
15 febrero 2016

What does it take to be a hero?

By Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies What exactly is a “hero”? It seems to me that we are sometimes too generous with this term. We call our sportsmen and women heroes, we elevate our political leaders, and in the process, we strip this word of its true meaning.It is quite possible that we have all come across one or two heroes in...

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja es la mayor organización humanitaria del mundo, con 190 sociedades miembros. Siendo uno de los componentes del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja, nuestra labor se rige por los siete principios fundamentales: humanidad, imparcialidad, neutralidad, independencia, voluntariado, unidad y universalidad.