42 results found for Americas
04-10-2021 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

New #ClimateChangedMe campaign sounds a global alarm: “The climate crisis is here, and we need to act now.”

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The IFRC launched today an innovative campaign showcasing the impact of climate change on people’s lives across the globe. The campaign, #ClimateChangedMe, takes a twist on a typical “self-help” book and presents climate change as the “ultimate life-changing experience”.

20-09-2021 | Latest News , Americas

IFRC ramps up assistance as record number of migrants cross the perilous Darién Gap

IFRC is ramping up efforts to provide protection and humanitarian assistance to migrants travelling through the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.

16-09-2021 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

More than 139 million people hit by climate crisis and COVID-19, new IFRC analysis reveals

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242.

07-09-2021 | Latest News , Americas

Haiti earthquake: thousands in dire need of health care and safe water

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IFRC warns that access to health care and safe water is critical following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti on 14 August.

03-09-2021 | Latest News , Americas

Haiti earthquake: Red Cross distributes relief items to thousands of families

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The Haitian Red Cross (HRC), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has distributed relief items to thousands of families since a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the south-eastern part of Haiti on 14 August.

15-12-2020 | Latest News , Americas

Red Cross: Humanitarian response to hurricanes Eta and Iota one of the most challenging faced by Central America in decades

One month after hurricanes Eta and Iota hit Central America and Colombia, affecting more than 7,5 million people, the IFRC warns that millions are still in need of immediate support.

30-11-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

IFRC: Success of COVID-19 vaccine relies on our ability to address “mistrust pandemic”

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The President of the world’s largest humanitarian organization has warned that efforts to roll out a potential COVID-19 vaccine could fail unless equally ambitious efforts to counteract rapidly rising levels of mistrust and misinformation are put in place.

09-10-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

World Mental Health Day: New Red Cross survey shows COVID-19 affecting mental health of one in two people

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Half of all respondents in a seven-country survey said that the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected their mental health, an ICRC survey found.

23-09-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

At least 51.6 million people doubly hit by climate-related disasters and COVID-19, new analysis by IFRC reveals

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New analysis published today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre reveals that at least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19.

28-05-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to curb COVID-19’s spread and assist world’s most vulnerable amid the pandemic

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is appealing for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to urgently scale up its global response to curb COVID-19’s rapid spread and assist the world’s most vulnerable people amid the pandemic.