Information Security: Acceptable Use Policy
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) uses the information it receives and handles in a number of different ways. Our reputation, and the effectiveness and efficiency of what we do, can be put at considerable risk if users – i.e. staff, contractors and third party suppliers authorised to access, handle or use IFRC information – fail to maintain proper standards and controls in the way they manage information security.
This Policy sets out what users should and should not do, to:
Implement adequate information security controls
Ensure that the use of ICT resources is effective, efficient, and consistent with the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Gender responsive disaster risk management: Analysis in Eastern and Southern Africa
In 2020 UNICEF and the IFRC launched a study to explore the extent of integration of gender considerations, including gender-based violence (GBV) risk mitigation, prevention and response considerations, in national and regional disaster risk management (DRM) legal and policy frameworks in Eastern and Southern Africa.
This report provides an overview of the study's findings. It isbased on a desk review, consultations and key informant interviews on DRM legal and policy frameworks and their implementation in Ethiopia, Burundi, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia (including Puntland and Somaliland), South Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe, the African Union Commission (AUC), the East African Community (EAC), the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Technical Guidelines for National Society Programming Against Child Marriage
This technical guide can be used by the IFRC and National Societies when designing and delivering programming to prevent or respond to child marriage, either in humanitarian settings or in longer-term development settings. It can also assist in developing protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) programming focused specifically on child marriage prevention or response.
Medical Suppliers registration form
Once filled up, the form has to be sent [email protected]
IT Suppliers registration form
Once filled up, the form has to be sent [email protected]
General suppliers registration form
Once filled up, the form has to be sent to [email protected]
Unseen, unheard: Gender-based violence in disasters
Although it is increasingly recognized that gender-based violence (GBV) is a major feature of many conflicts, its occurrence during disasters is not as well understood. This study, commissioned by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is designed to foster that discussion within both the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the larger humanitarian community.
The research addresses three questions:
What characterizes GBV in disasters?
In what ways should legal and policy frameworks, including disaster risk management, be adapted to address GBV in disasters?
How should National Societies and other local actors address GBV in disasters, and what support do they need to fulfil their roles?
Preparedness for Effective Response Leaflet (Russian)
This short leaflet provides a summary of the IFRC's Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) approach. It explains the key principles, phases and activities of the PER process.
Office of Internal Audit and Investigations Annual Report 2020
The Office of Internal Audit and Investigations (OIAI) is the cornerstone of assurance arrangements in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This annual report details the scope of activities, the schedule of work undertaken, and an overview of the risks and trends emerging from the OIAI’s work in 2020.
Technological hazards: Key Messages
Key hazard-specific messages for individuals and communities on how to prepare for, and stay safe during, technological hazards.
Hailstorms: Key Messages
Key hazard-specific messages for individuals and communities on how to prepare for, and stay safe during, hailstorms.
Floods: Key Messages
Key hazard-specific messages for individuals and communities on how to prepare for, and stay safe during, floods.
In Comoros, young people are at the heart of climate risk reduction
All over the world, COVID-19 has left a difficult legacy, hampering communities in their livelihood activities and altering their environment.
In the Comoros, COVID-19 has had significant impacts on the mangroves, which are home to considerable ecological wealth and are incredibly important for the environmental health of the country. Indeed, with the lockdown measures, there was an increase in the amount of waste produced within households while the waste pick-up systems were also struggling to function. At the same time, the economic hardship which occurs during this period forced some people to find alternative sources of income such as the sale of firewood.
Excessive deforestation, the accumulation of household waste and the systematic destruction of mangrove regrowth have all continued rapidly during this period. This situation has been made even worse by the effects of climate change in this Indian Ocean region.
Aware of the need to act quickly, Kalathoumi Charif, a representative of the youth section of the Comorian Red Crescent, has developed a project focusing on the sustainable management of the natural environment in the face of climate risks. Its aim is to help communities understand the importance of this ecosystem and to help them put in place effective conservation mechanisms.
Thousands of volunteers—primarily youth volunteers—from the Comorian Red Crescent will deliver training and awareness-raising sessions on the conservation of cultivable soils and the protection of mangroves from the effects of climate change. These sessions will take place over one year and cover people on the country’s three major islands: Ngazidja, Anjouan and Mohéli.
This is the first time I have had the chance to submit a project like this.I am delighted to be able to put my knowledge into practice. And to participate in the preservation of the mangroves in my country. I would like to tell young people who don't dare to take the plunge yet that there is a first time for everything, so it's time we have confidence in our abilities.
Comorian Red Crescent
The IFRC is convinced of the potential of young volunteers and their ability to bring about positive and impactful changes in their communities. Which is why it’s important to support such initiatives, especially those related to climate risk reduction. This project will therefore benefit from technical and financial support from Limitless, the IFRC's Innovation Academy.
This page provides contact information about the IFRC technical IT staff