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Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Semeru eruption...

06/12/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta, 6 December 2021 – Rescuing survivors, providing medical care and helping people whose homes have been buried by ash and debris are critical priorities after Mount Semeru volcano eruptions in East Java, Indonesia. Indonesian...

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Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Se...
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Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Se...
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IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian President Vladi...

06/12/2021 | Press release

Moscow/Geneva, 6 December 2021 – The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca, met in the late afternoon of the 5th of December with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir...

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IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian Pr...
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IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian Pr...
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EU and IFRC support people affected by the water crisis and droug...

03/12/2021 | Press release

Damascus, 3 December 2021 – In response to the severe water crisis and drought in Syria, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 748,000 CHF (709,000 EUR) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund. ...

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03/12/2021
EU and IFRC support people affected by the water cri...
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EU and IFRC support people affected by the water cri...
03/12/2021
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“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global solidarity we n...

02/12/2021 | Press release

“The consensus reached among Member States this week to commit to a legal instrument that has preparedness, equity and a whole-society approach at its centre, is crucial. That the discussions this week took place in the shadow of Omicron, could not...

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02/12/2021
“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global so...
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“Impulsive reactions are an affront to the global so...
02/12/2021
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€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme, r...

02/12/2021 | Press release

Thursday, 2 December: Ankara, Turkey - More than 1.5 million refugees in Turkey will continue receiving critical support thanks to a €325 million boost from the EU’s largest humanitarian cash programme, the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN), in ...

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02/12/2021
€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian...
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€325 million boost to EU’s largest ever humanitarian...
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