Francesco Rocca has secured a second four-year term as President of the IFRC. Mr. Rocca was elected by representatives of 192 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the IFRC’s 23rd General Assembly held in Geneva.
Overburdened health system needs urgent support from international community
Climate change is already having devastating humanitarian consequences for billions of people in every region of the world, exacting the heaviest toll on the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.
During the second Global COVID-19 Summit co-hosted by the White House, IFRC Secretary General Jagan Chapagain underlined the network’s commitment to delivering COVID-19 vaccines, tests and treatments to the most vulnerable and building back stronger health systems.
As the needs of people impacted by the conflict in Ukraine continue to grow, the IFRC is scaling up its response activities to meet immediate and urgent needs, both inside Ukraine and within the countries people have fled to seeking safety.
Red Cross volunteers have reached hundreds of thousands of people in Ukraine since the conflict began one month ago with life-saving aid, despite the dangers they face and the fact that they are also affected.
As the world’s largest humanitarian network responds to the unfolding crisis in Europe, its leadership returns from Ukraine with a warning about the coming days and weeks — and reaffirms that the Red Cross will strengthen support inside and outside its borders.
Two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, as many countries are declaring the crisis chapter over, millions of lives are still at stake.
Joint press release from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) calls for urgent local action and funding, particularly for those most vulnerable, to combat the devastating humanitarian impacts of the climate crisis confirmed in today’s report by world’s climate scientists.