2014

5 أغسطس 2014

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza
5 أغسطس 2014

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.
Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV
17 يوليه 2014

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.
Migration, the time for words is over
20 يونيو 2014

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.
Tackling the scourge of dengue
16 يونيو 2014

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.
Protect our volunteers in Syria
6 يونيو 2014

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.
21 يناير 2014

لانتهاز الفرصة من أجل إنهاء أزمة سوريا الإنسانية

مع توجّه انتباه العالم إلى محادثات "جنيف 2" التي تعقد في مونترو بسويسرا، هذا الأربعاء، فإن قلقنا الأول والأخير، هو على الشعب السوري ومن الأزمة الإنسانية البائسة التي يواجهها.

Statement on migration by Francesco Rocca, Vice President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

21 million are victims of people trafficking and modern slavery, but the issue affects us all.

Remaining relevant amidst crisis

By Elhadj As Sy, Secretary General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) This week, more than 250 representatives of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have gathered in Beijing for our 9 th Asia Pacific Regional Conference to discuss new and innovative approaches towards meeting today’s humanitarian challenges. Every da...

18 October: EU Anti-trafficking day

Red Cross National Societies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Poland and Serbia are calling on stakeholders for action.

Statement: Brazilian Red Cross

Geneva - 15 October 2014 . Over the last few days several articles in the media have been relaying information that the Brazilian Red Cross is allegedly at risk of being suspended as a member of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has neither considered nor discussed a potential suspension or expulsion of...

سورية: يجب احترام المُسعفين لدى الهلال الأحمر العربي السوري

دمشق/جنيف (لهلال الأحمر العربي السوري،  الاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر، اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر)- بمناسبة اليوم العالمي للإسعافات الأولية [13 أيلول/سبتمبر 2014]، تدعو الحركة الدولية للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر إلى توفير حماية أكبر لمتطوعي الإسعافات الأولية لدى الهلال الأحمر العربي السوري. ويقول الدكتور عبد الرحمن عطار، رئيس الهلال الأحمر العربي السوري "في سورية، يجازف متطو...

الأمين العام للاتحاد الدولي يكرر نداءه لاتخاذ إجراءات جريئة وعاجلة لوقف تفشي وباء الإيبولا. لا مجال لإهدار الوقت

مرّ أسبوعان على زيارتي إلى غينيا وسيراليون والوضع يزداد تفاقماً ولا تلوح في الأفق بادرة نهاية لذلك. ولوضع حد لهذه الأزمة، نحن بحاجة إلى استجابة عاجلة من جميع القطاعات: الحكومات، والمجتمع الدولي، ومنظمات المعونة، والإعلام، والشركات الشريكة. نحن بحاجة إلى هذه الاستجابة الآن.   فجمعياتنا الوطنية للصليب الأحمر ومتطوعونا يقفون في طليعة مواجهة هذا الوباء منذ ظهوره قبل ستة أشهر، وهم شهود على التدهور...

What can we do to tackle disaster risks in Small Island Developing States?

By IFRC President, Tadateru Konoe As the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) Conference gets underway in Samoa this week, it is important to reflect on the unique development challenges that some of these small island nations around the world contend with. Many support small populations that face multiple threats; one of the foremost being climate change which has lead to changing weather...

A black day as Central African Red Cross loses another volunteer to gunmen

Under often life-threatening circumstances, volunteers from the Central African Red Cross Society, continue to undertake humanitarian operations, bringing life-saving support to those affected by violence in the country. On 20 August, Bienvenu Bertrand Bandios, a volunteer driver and first aider, was killed by gunfire while assisting casualties during an operation in the capital city, Bangui....

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

Remembering Hiroshima: Nuclear disarmament is a humanitarian imperative

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s involvement in the nuclear debate dates back to the moment the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

IFRC calls for absolute protection of Red Crescent volunteers, staff, facilities and property in Gaza

The IFRC and ICRC remind all parties of their obligation to respect and protect medical personnel, ambulances and facilities, as provided for under international humanitarian law.

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV in their communities.

Migration, the time for words is over

Migration, the time for words is over

Since the beginning of this year more than 40,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and thousands more having reached other countries in southern Europe.

Tackling the scourge of dengue

Tackling the scourge of dengue

This weekend, government representatives and health partners across ASEAN meet in the Philippines to discuss approaches towards combatting the growing threat of dengue in Southeast Asia.

Protect our volunteers in Syria

Protect our volunteers in Syria

In Syria this week, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. Like so many others in Syria, she did this activity protected by nothing more than an emblem.

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

New partnership to respond to HIV and health in fragile states

More than a half of people living with HIV live in fragile states. These countries account for half of all under-five deaths and one-third of maternal deaths.

اليوم العالمي للصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر، المتطوعون في الهلال الأحمر العربي السوري في الخطوط الأمامية

يُواصل المتطوعون في الهلال الأحمر العربي السوري جنبا إلى جنب مع كل من اللجنة الدولية للصليب الأحمر والاتحاد الدولي لجمعيات الصليب الأحمر والهلال الأحمر، نشاطهم في الخطوط الأمامية في خضم الأوضاع الإنسانية المتردية في سوريا،   ويتحدون بذلك كافة الصعوبات بهدف إيصال المساعدات الإنسانية بحياد تام وعدم تحيز للملايين من الناس الذين هم في حاجة إلى المساعدة . منذ بداية النزاع وحتى تاريخ اليوم، فقد الهلال...

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

People living with HIV: renewing our commitment

Dr. Tonya Nyagiro, head of AIDS, TB, Malaria Unit, IFRC Suzette Moses-Burton, Executive Director , Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) signed a renewed partnership last week dedicated to strengthening the engagement of people living with HIV in the...

Non-communicable diseases: Will they become a priority for community action?

Jagan Chapagain, Director - Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Eduardo Pisani, Director General of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) Few would dispute that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set countries on the road towards measurable improvements in health and social welfare. In 2015 a n...

Can disaster preparedness keep pace with technological change?

Tadateru Konoé , President of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) and of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies(IFRC) The area around the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has been made strange by abandonment. On a recent visit, I walked down eerie, empty streets, passed homes from which families fled in terror of a nuclear meltdown and shops that...

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

The world needs to understand the scale of the crisis in the Central African Republic - before it is too late

Even as the media attention shifts from the situation in the Central African Republic, the violence grows worse.