48 results found for Americas
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.

09-04-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

Red Cross volunteers take on COVID-19 fight in the community

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GENEVA - The Red Cross and Red Crescent is scaling up COVID-19 programmes across every region and is working particularly closely with the most affected and at-risk countries to keep people healthy and safe

12-11-2019 | Americas

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19-09-2019 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

The Cost of Doing Nothing

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A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050.

06-09-2019 | Latest News , Americas

Hurricane Dorian: Situation Update

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On 1 September 2019, hurricane Dorian hit Northern Bahamas with winds of up to 185mph (298km/h) reaching category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson and equalling the highest ever recorded at landfall.