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World Humanitarian Day - 19 August 2016

World Humanitarian Day is taking place on 19 August, this Friday. It is an opportunity to recognize the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian service. This year, the Movement will be profiling the volunteers and staff of the Red Cross and Red Crescent network, and the work that they do – providing support to the most vulnerable, offering hope and support with...

DIHAD 2016

Dubai International Aid & Development Conference and Exhibition 2016

DIHAD 2016 unfolded the theme: the importance of innovation in humanitarian aid and development. During the event, the IFRC presented the inaugural MENA innovation award.

Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres en América

Con el fin de concientizar los conocimientos y las acciones que pueden tomar los individuos y las comunidades para limitar la destructividad que presentan los desastres, la Federación Internacional de las Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y Media Luna Roja (FICR) se une a la celebración del Día Internacional para la Reducción de Desastres 2015, la cual se celebra el día martes 13 de ...

World Water Week 2015 - Can we honestly measure rural WASH impact and sustainability?

Side event : World Water Week 2015, Water for Development, Stockholm Moderator: Patrick Fox, Swedish Red Cross Panel members: Pascale de la Frégonnière, Cartier Charitable Foundation;  Guy Howard, UK Department for International Development (DFID); Noor Pwani, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC); Heather Skilling, USAID © SIWI, World Water Week 2015 Determining th...

68th World Health Assembly: IFRC participation

18 to 26 May 2015 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) serve the most vulnerable population in both humanitarian and development contexts. In 2013, the IFRC’s reached approximately 77 million people through various health programmes. During the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), IFRC will be participating in two events: Health and wellbeing in emergenci...

Global Community Resilience Forum

  From 4 to 7 November, Colombian Red Cross will play host to the 2014 Global Community Resilience Forum, which will be held in Cali, Colombia. The event will bring together over 170 leaders and technical experts from 70 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the IFRC secretariat, government agencies, corporate partners and other key stakeholders such as UN agencies and intergovernmental...

Policy Forum on Development

On the occasion of the Policy Forum on Development, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, in partnership with the European Commission and the Policy Forum on Development invite you to a lunch-time side event hosted by the Committee of the Regions on   A moderated panel discussion to mark the official global launch of the project Rights of Migrants in Action...

Global Volunteering Forum 2014

The IFRC and the Thai Red Cross are organizing the Global Volunteering Forum 2014 to challenge the paradigms about volunteering and explore new approaches and avenues to remain relevant to volunteers in today’s context and the future.

20th International AIDS Conference 20-25 July 2014 - Melbourne, Australia

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. AIDS 2014 is expected to convene over 14,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries. It will be a tremendous opportunity for researchers and practitioners to share the latest scientific advances i...

Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Asia Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) is a biennial conference in the Asia region to ensure political and stakeholder’s commitment towards Disaster Risk Reduction implementation. The 6th AMCDRR will be hosted by the Royal Thai Government in collaboration with UNISDR. The conference will be a venue for countries, organizations and individual practitioners to meet a...

67th World Health Assembly: IFRC hosted events

19 – 24 May, 2014 During the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies will host, in close collaboration with partners, two critical events: Fragile States: boosting community systems for an effective health response 4HealthyHabits: the IFRC-IFPMA Partnership on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention . Fragile States: boosting communi...

Red Cross Red Crescent Doha Dialogue on Migration

  The Red Cross Red Crescent Doha Dialogue on Migration is a series of events hosted throughout Asia Pacific and the Middle East North Africa from 2014-2015. The events brought together a range of stakeholders involved in labour migration including humanitarian organisations, non-governmental organizations, government, academics, research institutions and more, with the aim to address best practices...

Red Cross Red Crescent International Nursing Conference

Red Cross Red Crescent International Nursing Conference

The first Red Cross Red Crescent International Nursing Conference is being held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 23-25 April 2014.

International Day for Disaster Reduction

International Day for Disaster Reduction

This year, the focus is on the people around the world who live with some form of disability.

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Every year on 19 August, the international community marks World Humanitarian Day in recognition of aid workers who have lost their lives in the course of their duty.  It is also a day to celebrate humanity and the spirit that inspires people to help others who are in need, even in difficult and dangerous situations, often putting their own lives as risk.   #ProtectOurVolunteers web gallery This year, we...

Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013

Fourth session – Geneva, Switzerland 19-23 May 2013

66th WHA: Volunteerism and Universal Health Coverage

A side event at the 66th World Health Assembly co-hosted by the Governments of Mexico and Zambia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), GBCHealth  and Pfizer's  Global Health Fellows Program . When: Wednesday 22 May 2013, 18:00–20:00 Where: Restaurant des Délégués (8th Floor), Palais des Nations, Geneva What: How can we harness the potential of skilled volunteer...

8th Pan African Conference

From October 19 until 22, Red Cross Red Crescent leaders from more than 50 African countries will gather in Addis Ababa for the 8th Pan African Conference (PAC). Held every four years, the predominant theme of PAC 2012 will be “Investing in Africa. The Red Cross Red Crescent in Africa serves millions of vulnerable people and delivers long-term development programmes in partnership with local...

XIX International AIDS Conference 22-27 July, 2012

The International AIDS Conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. It is a chance to assess where we are, evaluate recent scientific developments and lessons learnt, and collectively chart a course forward. The AIDS 2012 programme will present new scientific...

65th World Health Assembly

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is actively contributing to two side events at the 65th World Health Assembly which are both driven Maternal, newborn and child heath (MNCH). Side events Geneva on Tuesday 22nd May at 8.00-9.30 Breakfast briefing. Goli Ameri, Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Diplomacy at the IFRC highlighted the care of pre-term babies at community...

United Nations High Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases

The IFRC actively participated in the United Nations High Level Meeting on NCDs during 19-20 September 2011, and organized a side event on “Community-based prevention of NCDs, the way forward”  with partnership with IFPMA on 19 September 2011. Non-communicable diseases continue to have a heavy toll on people around the world, as 80 percent of deaths occur in the developing world. Late detection,...

World AIDS Day 2010

The IFRC’s Out of harm’s way campaign for World AIDS Day, 1 December 2010 ─that can be used for years to come, is to advocate on behalf of injecting drug users living with or at risk of HIV and AIDS. The IFRC challenges policymakers, governments and donors to move beyond their own prejudices to work with stakeholders, international organisations, civil society and those living with HIV to provi...

Global Communications Forum 2011

The Global Communications Forum brings together over 100 participants from Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the International Committee of the Red Cross for talks, workshops and training sessions to help improve the way the Movement engages with its supporters, beneficiaries and governments. This page will host a video...




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.