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Local volunteers are the heart of every humanitarian response

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

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

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?

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

« Nous devons protéger l’humanité et mettre fin à l’indifférence, Youssou N’Dour et Elhadj As Sy lancent un appel

« Nous devons protéger l’humanité et mettre fin à l’indifférence, Youssou N’Dour et Elhadj As Sy lancent un appel

Nous sommes des enfants du Sahel. Nous avons joué sur son sable et respiré son air chaud et enveloppant.

Le silence assourdissant de 700 âmes

Le silence assourdissant de 700 âmes

Sept cents morts dans un accident d’avion. Sept cents morts dans un attentat terroriste. Des centaines de personnes tuées dans l’effondrement d’un immeuble.

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

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

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.

Journée mondiale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge - Partout, pour tous

Journée mondiale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge - Partout, pour tous

La Journée mondiale de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, le 8 mai, est l’occasion de célébrer le courage et les réalisations des 17 millions de volontaires et des près de 500 000 employés.

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,...

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...

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 Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.