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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.

21-06-2019 | Latest News

Thousands of Volunteers From 140 Countries Celebrate 100 Years of Humanitarian Action


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

13-06-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Red Cross on Alert as Uganda Confirms First Ebola Case


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...

07-06-2019 | Latest News , Africa

IFRC Calls For “Reset” of Ebola Response As Cases Surpass 2,000


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.

16-05-2019 | Latest News , Africa

DR Congo: "We Cannot Scale Down While Ebola Escaltes" says IFRC


The international community must urgently increase its investment in Ebola response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo before the outbreak escalates further.

26-04-2019 | Latest News , Africa

Cyclone Kenneth: First reports from northern Mozambique


Red Cross teams in northern Mozambique are reporting serious damage in towns and communities that bore the brunt of Cyclone Kenneth overnight.

15-04-2019 | Latest News , MENA

Iran floods: Two million people in need of humanitarian aid


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.