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15-10-2020 | Latest News , Africa

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


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


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


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


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.

19-08-2020 | Latest News , Europe , MENA

World Humanitarian Day: One million masks produced by Syrian and Turkish volunteers, uniting forces against COVID-19


Syrian refugees and Turkish people are coming together to help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic in Turkey and around the world. Since the pandemic began, over 120 volunteers and community members across Turkey have mobilized to produce more than 1.2 million masks to help people protect themselves from COVID-19.

10-08-2020 | Latest News , MENA

Beirut Explosion: Urgent relief for survivors underway as IFRC appeals for 20 million Swiss francs


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) appealed today for 20 million Swiss francs (US$ 21.8 million dollars) to rapidly scale up emergency medical support and economic relief for survivors of Tuesday’s explosion at the Port of Beirut.

07-08-2020 | Latest News , Africa

South Africa: Lessons of HIV/AIDS key to halting COVID-19 slide, says Red Cross


A senior Red Cross official warned on Thursday that South Africa needed to learn lessons from the country’s fight against HIV/AIDS to help curb the rise in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, as the number crossed the half a million mark on 1 August 2020.

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

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


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


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


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.