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
A new report shows that nature-based solutions could reduce the intensity of climate and weather-related hazards by a staggering 26 per cent, in a world where over 3.3 billion people live in places that are highly vulnerable to climate change
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.
President of the IFRC Francesco Rocca calls on states to step up to their responsibility to save lives, no matter where people are from, ahead of the first review of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
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.