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.
Fifteen thousand Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and more than 250 young Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders are have gathered this week in the historic Italian town of Solferino
According to the Ministry of Health, a five-year-old boy from Uganda returned from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 10 June. The child presented with Ebola symptoms...
Aid organisations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need to “reset” their response to the current Ebola outbreak and place more emphasis on understanding and addressing persistent community fears, mistrust and concerns.
The international community must urgently increase its investment in Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the outbreak escalates further.
Red Cross teams in northern Mozambique are reporting serious damage in towns and communities that bore the brunt of Cyclone Kenneth overnight.
An estimated 2 million people – one in every 40 people in Iran – need humanitarian assistance as a result of the massive floods that have swept across the country.