2014

5 agosto 2014

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza
5 agosto 2014

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.
Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV
17 julio 2014

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.
Migration, the time for words is over
20 junio 2014

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.
Tackling the scourge of dengue
16 junio 2014

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.
Protect our volunteers in Syria
6 junio 2014

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.
21 enero 2014

We must take the chance to end the humanitarian crisis in Syria

As the world turns its attention to Montreux, Switzerland for the Geneva II talks this Wednesday, our concern, first and foremost, is for the Syrian people and the desperate humanitarian crisis they are facing.

Statement on migration by Francesco Rocca, Vice President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

21 million are victims of people trafficking and modern slavery, but the issue affects us all.

Remaining relevant amidst crisis

By Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) This week, more than 250 representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have gathered in Beijing for our 9 th Asia Pacific Regional Conference to discuss new and innovative approaches towards meeting today’s humanitarian challenges. Every da...

18 October: EU Anti-trafficking day

Red Cross National Societies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Poland and Serbia are calling on stakeholders for action.

Declaración - Cruz Roja Brasileña

Ginebra, 15 de octubre de 2014 . En estos últimos días, en varios artículos de prensa se informaba del presunto riesgo que corría la Cruz Roja Brasileña de ser suspendida como miembro de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja. El Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja en ningún momento ha considerado ni discutido la posible...

Siria: Los socorristas de primera intervención de la MLRAS deben ser respetados

Damasco/Ginebra (MLRAS-FICR-CICR) – En el Día Mundial de los Primeros Auxilios [13 de septiembre de 2014], el Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja reclama una mayor protección para los voluntarios de primeros auxilios de la Media Luna Roja Árabe Siria (MLRAS). “En Siria, los voluntarios de primeros auxilios arriesgan su vida a diario para prestar a la población,...

El secretario general de la FICR Elhadj As Sy reitera su llamado a tomar medidas audaces y urgentes para detener la epidemia de Ébola. El tiempo es esencial.

Dos semanas después de mi visita a Guinea y Sierra Leona, la situación sigue empeorando sin que haya un final a la vista. Para neutralizar la crisis hace falta una respuesta urgente y sostenida de todas las partes: gobiernos, empresas, comunidad internacional, organizaciones de ayuda y medios de comunicación. Necesitamos esa respuesta ya. Nuestras Sociedades Nacionales de la Cruz Roja y sus...

What can we do to tackle disaster risks in Small Island Developing States?

By IFRC President, Tadateru Konoe As the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference gets underway in Samoa this week, it is important to reflect on the unique development challenges that some of these small island nations around the world contend with. Many support small populations that face multiple threats; one of the foremost being climate change which has lead to changing weather...

A black day as Central African Red Cross loses another volunteer to gunmen

Under often life-threatening circumstances, volunteers from the Central African Red Cross Society, continue to undertake humanitarian operations, bringing life-saving support to those affected by violence in the country. On 20 August, Bienvenu Bertrand Bandios, a volunteer driver and first aider, was killed by gunfire while assisting casualties during an operation in the capital city, Bangui....

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.

Migration, the time for words is over

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.

Tackling the scourge of dengue

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.

Protect our volunteers in Syria

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

More than a half of people living with HIV live in fragile states. These countries account for half of all under-five deaths and one-third of maternal deaths.

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Volunteers on the Frontlines

Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers remain active on frontlines across Syria.

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

Dr. Tonya Nyagiro, head of AIDS, TB, Malaria Unit, IFRC Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director , Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a renewed partnership last week dedicated to strengthening the engagement of people living with HIV in the...

Non-communicable diseases: Will they become a priority for community action?

Jagan Chapagain, Director - Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Eduardo Pisani, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) Few would dispute that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set countries on the road towards measurable improvements in health and social welfare. In 2015 a n...

Can disaster preparedness keep pace with technological change?

Tadateru Konoé , President of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC) The area around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has been made strange by abandonment. On a recent visit, I walked down eerie, empty streets, passed homes from which families fled in terror of a nuclear meltdown and shops that...

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

Even as the media attention shifts from the situation in the Central African Republic, the violence grows worse.


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.