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.
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.
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
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.
As my colleagues have noted, we are working on the scenario that everyone on Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands will need some form of emergency assistance. Out of these we anticipate supporting at least 20,000 of the worst affected.
A third consignment of IFRC aid supplies arrived in Caracas, Venezuela, on 17 June. The shipment includes medicines, medical supplies and electricity generators which are being distributed to Red Cross and public health facilities across the country. They are part of a massive IFRC/Venezuelan Red Cross effort to meet the health needs of 650,000 people over a 12-month period.