118 results found for Asia & Pacific
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.

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.

28-10-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

Homes of 1 million people in ruin as major typhoon hits Vietnam

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Catastrophic floods across central Vietnam have already ruined the homes of more than one million people as yet another major storm takes aim for the battered region.

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.

25-07-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

South Asia floods: 9.6 million people swamped as humanitarian crisis deepens

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A humanitarian crisis is deepening in South Asia as new figures reveal that more than 9.6 million people have been affected by monsoon floods, devastating large areas of India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

14-07-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Europe , MENA

Race to avert COVID caused catastrophes in Afghanistan

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Afghanistan is on the edge of potential health, social and economic catastrophes caused by COVID-19 as the disease places a crippling burden on one of the ten most fragile states in the world.

13-07-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

Isolation field hospitals open to prevent COVID crisis in Bangladesh camps

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Two new isolation field hospitals are opening to treat an alarming and growing number of COVID-19 patients in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh camps and adjacent host communities.

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