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Mental Health Matters: Progress Report on Mental Health and Psych...

19/10/2021 | Article

Today, the Movement provides mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in most countries to face the extensive unmet mental health and psychosocial support needs worldwide in all contexts and at all times, with a special focus on situations of c...

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19/10/2021
Mental Health Matters: Progress Report on Mental Hea...
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Mental Health Matters: Progress Report on Mental Hea...
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Ahead of COP26, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s five asks to wo...

14/10/2021 | Press release

The following joint statement can be attributed to the Presidents of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ahead of COP26, on the last day of the Red Cross ...

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14/10/2021
Ahead of COP26, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s fi...
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Ahead of COP26, Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s fi...
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Donors pledge increased support to the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Eme...

18/10/2021 | Article

Climate-related disasters are occurring with increasing frequency and intensity around the world. But most go unseen—devastating lives, infrastructure and economies without attention, resources or help. Local and rapid response is what's needed ...

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18/10/2021
Donors pledge increased support to the IFRC’s Disast...
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Donors pledge increased support to the IFRC’s Disast...
18/10/2021
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Red Cross set to launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub in the South...

08/10/2021 | Press release

Buenos Aires, 8 October, 2021 - The Argentine Red Cross (ARC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub to expand the Red Cross humanitarian response across Southern Cone ...

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08/10/2021
Red Cross set to launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub...
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Red Cross set to launch a Humanitarian Logistics Hub...
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Thailand: Nearly 1 million people hit by floods amid COVID surge 

08/10/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Bangkok, 8 October, 2021–Nearly one million people across Thailand are struggling to cope with devastating floods that have submerged large areas in more than a third of the country. Around 300,000 houses have been affec...

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08/10/2021
Thailand: Nearly 1 million people hit by floods amid...
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Thailand: Nearly 1 million people hit by floods amid...
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