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09-04-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

Red Cross volunteers take on COVID-19 fight in the community


GENEVA - The Red Cross and Red Crescent is scaling up COVID-19 programmes across every region and is working particularly closely with the most affected and at-risk countries to keep people healthy and safe

11-03-2020 | Latest News , Africa

Mozambique: Thousands remain vulnerable to recurrent disasters one year on from Cyclone Idai


It is almost 12 months since Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, but communities remain intensely vulnerable to the next big disaster, which is a matter of “when, not if”—the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) warned today.

03-01-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific

Indonesia: record rainfall leads to New Year flood disaster


Indonesia has been hit by widespread flooding after days of its most intense rainfall since records began, prompting the evacuation of more than 31,200 people from Jakarta alone.

12-12-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Southern Africa: Food Crisis


Hunger is threatening the lives of 11 million people in Southern Africa due to deepening drought and climate crisis in the region.

08-11-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Mozambique: Thousands at risk of disease and malnutrition as rainy season begins


More than half a year since cyclones Idai and Kenneth hit Mozambique, thousands of people are at risk of disease outbreaks and worsening food insecurity during the coming rainy season.

24-10-2019 | Latest News , Europe

Migration: Alternative to Vucjak Camp Needed Now


Budapest/Geneva, 23 October 2019 – A humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding at a makeshift migrant camp on the outskirts of Bihac in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning today.

19-09-2019 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

The Cost of Doing Nothing


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.

06-09-2019 | Latest News , Americas

Hurricane Dorian: Situation Update


On 1 September 2019, hurricane Dorian hit Northern Bahamas with winds of up to 185mph (298km/h) reaching category 5 on the Saffir-Simpson and equalling the highest ever recorded at landfall.

03-09-2019 | Latest News , Americas

Statement Attributable to Matthew Cochrane, Spokesperson, IFRC


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.

28-06-2019 | Latest News , Americas

Venezuela IFRC Operation Continues


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.