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09-03-2021 | Latest News

COVID-19: IFRC warns of “deadly gap” in global efforts to distribute vaccines

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Nascent efforts to ensure fair and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines will fail unless a “deadly gap” in global immunization policy and funding is quickly filled. This is the stark warning issued today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

10-02-2021 | Latest News , Africa

After visiting Tigray, IFRC President calls for increased humanitarian response

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The President of the world’s largest humanitarian network has ended a visit to Ethiopia’s Mekele city in Tigray region with a plea for increased humanitarian response to better meet the needs of people affected by recent fighting.

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.

08-12-2020 | Latest News , Europe

Campaign showcases how cash assistance helps refugees in Turkey regain control of their lives

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A digital campaign that connects inspiring and talented refugees in Turkey with influencers across Europe has been launched today by the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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.

15-10-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Sudan floods: “The conditions are simply appalling” says IFRC Secretary General, as emergency appeal remains woefully underfunded

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The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) has returned from Sudan, where unprecedented flooding has killed more than 100 people and left over 875,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance – about half of whom are children.

13-10-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Forecast-based Financing in southern Africa – The Future of Disaster Risk Reduction for the humanitarian sector

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As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the IFRC in southern Africa has introduced an innovative way of anticipating humanitarian crises to enable early action and reduce their impact on communities most vulnerable to natural shocks.

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.