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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.

28-05-2020 | Latest News , Asia & Pacific , Africa , Americas , Europe , MENA

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement appeals for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to curb COVID-19’s spread and assist world’s most vulnerable amid the pandemic


The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is appealing for 3.1 billion Swiss francs (3.19 billion US dollars) to urgently scale up its global response to curb COVID-19’s rapid spread and assist the world’s most vulnerable people amid the pandemic.

20-05-2020 | Latest News , Africa

East Africa: Red Cross raises the alarm over a “triple menace” of floods, COVID-19 and locusts


A series of mutually exacerbating disasters is unfolding in East Africa, on a scale rarely seen in decades, warned the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

01-05-2020 | Latest News , Europe

Sicily: Italian Red Cross Supporting Rescued Migrants in Quarantine


The Italian Red Cross is currently supporting rescued migrants in quarantine aboard the Rubattino ferry boat, off the coast of Palermo

24-04-2020 | Latest News

COVID-19: A Wake-up Call to International Community


Urgent need for global solidarity to prevent poverty and food insecurity around the world,” says IFRC President