Burundi

24 junio 2014

Community comes to the rescue of a vulnerable family in Burundi

From a two room thatched hut to a five room house, Esperance Mukarugamba and her family now live comfortably thanks to community efforts and the Red Cross.
Almost 70 lives lost in floods and landslides in Burundi
20 febrero 2014

Almost 70 lives lost in floods and landslides in Burundi

Hanne Sorine Sorensen, IFRC Torrential rain that lasted more than 10 hours has caused havoc in and around Burundi’s capital Bujumbura. 69 people, many of them children, have been confirmed dead as flooding, mud and landslides caused by the rain, swept away homes or caused houses to collapse. More than 180 people have suffered broken arms and legs or fractures to the head. More casualties are...
Upholding women and girls’ dignity: managing menstrual hygiene in emergency situations
26 junio 2013

Upholding women and girls’ dignity: managing menstrual hygiene in emergency situations

In and of themselves, sanitary pads are not life-saving items, but they do play a crucial role in preserving a woman’s health and dignity, and keeping her from harm, especially for those living in post-conflict and disaster settings.

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.