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"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exacerbated them...

29/11/2021 | Press release

“The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exacerbated them. Any new legal instrument, be it a treaty or otherwise, must affirm a commitment to equity: equity in access to health services and care, equity in access to vaccines, data, diagnost...

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29/11/2021
"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exa...
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"The pandemic has both thrived on inequities and exa...
29/11/2021
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Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people safe on Bhashan...

23/11/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Dhaka/Geneva, 23 November 2021: Urgent action is being taken to keep people safe from cyclones and the COVID-19 pandemic on Bhashan Char Island. COVID-19 vaccinations have been underway for people aged over 55 on the island, and more ...

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23/11/2021
Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people sa...
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Bangladesh: Greater efforts needed to keep people sa...
23/11/2021
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Joint statement by IFRC and ICRC on migration crisis at the borde...

18/11/2021 | Press release

Budapest/Geneva - November 18, 2021 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are alarmed by the humanitarian tragedy unfolding at the borders between Belarus...

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18/11/2021
Joint statement by IFRC and ICRC on migration crisis...
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Joint statement by IFRC and ICRC on migration crisis...
18/11/2021
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Drowning just below the surface: New IFRC research reveals magnit...

22/11/2021 | Press release

Geneva, 22 November 2021 – Women, people in urban areas and those on the move have been disproportionately and uniquely affected by the devastating socioeconomic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are some of the findings of new research publi...

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22/11/2021
Drowning just below the surface: New IFRC research r...
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Drowning just below the surface: New IFRC research r...
22/11/2021
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IFRC and TNC urge governments to invest in climate change adaptat...

15/11/2021 | Press release

Kingston, Jamaica – November 15, 2021: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are calling for governments to urgently invest in climate change adaptation measures to tackle the g...

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15/11/2021
IFRC and TNC urge governments to invest in climate c...
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IFRC and TNC urge governments to invest in climate c...
15/11/2021
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