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Pacific Islands: Dengue Fever Another Blow For The Pacific

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 4:02 pm | IFRC

Taraivini Kabuta, Fiji Red Cross volunteer shares a message about COVID-19 transmissions through a window to a family in Uciwai Settlement, Fiji As the Pacific Islands battle to keep Covid-19 out, and continues to reel from the aftermath of the Tropical Cyclone ... More >>

Pacific Islands: Responding To COVID-19 In The Pacific

Monday, 27 April 2020, 3:06 pm | IFRC

Suva, 27 April 2020 – Following the recent battering of several Pacific nations by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Harold, vulnerable communities are still recovering in an increasing complex disaster environment. The Category 4 and 5 storm hit the Solomon ... More >>

Pacific Islands: Widespread Damage Reported As Cyclone Harold Hammers Vanuatu And Fiji

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 11:52 am | IFRC

Geneva/Kuala Lumpur/Suva, 8 April 2020 – As Cyclone Harold hammers Vanuatu and Fiji, initial reports show extensive damage across both island nations as the storm continues to sweep through the Pacific. Cyclone Harold hit Vanuatu on Monday night ... More >>

Red Cross Society of Ukraine is assisting victims of clashes

Monday, 27 January 2014, 12:05 pm | IFRC

Kiev, 24 January 2014 – The Red Cross Society of Ukraine (URCS) continues assisting victims of clashes in Kiev, being guided by the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in particular the principles of impartiality, ... More >>

IFRC and Land Rover extend global partnership

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 2:24 pm | IFRC

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Land Rover extend award-winning global partnership to reach more vulnerable people More >>

Victims of violence assisted in South Sudan

Monday, 13 January 2014, 1:15 pm | IFRC

Nairobi, Kenya 10 January 2014 : More than 1,000 people have been reportedly killed and above 200,000 displaced in South Sudan following violence that has rocked the country over the past month. To date, an estimated 30,000 people have fled to Uganda, ... More >>

IFRC launches appeal to assist cyclone survivors in Somalia

Monday, 23 December 2013, 5:22 pm | IFRC

Nairobi, 21 December 2013 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has launched an emergency appeal of 2.4 million Swiss Francs to assist 23,100 people affected by a tropical cyclone that hit Puntland State in ... More >>

IFRC warns against long term aid dependency

Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 11:50 am | IFRC

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan : IFRC Secretary General visits devastated central Philippines and warns against long term aid dependency More >>

Drought Wreaks Havoc In Northern Afghanistan

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 3:36 am | IFRC

The lack of rain and drinking water are taking a toll on precious livestock, farming lands have gradually dried up and many farmers have lost their harvest. For these reasons, many people in the Alborz district have abandoned their homes. More >>

Burma: Survival In The Shadow Of Cyclone Nargis

Wednesday, 16 July 2008, 9:43 am | IFRC

Rebuilding simple homes is one thing. Lives and livelihoods take time and, behind a semblance of returning normality, another story emerged. Rather than making progress some villagers were falling back, going into debt in attempts to recover by themselves. More >>

Food security: IFRC Sec-General Urges G8 To Action

Saturday, 5 July 2008, 8:27 am | IFRC

"I urge G8 countries to prevent the food crisis from further escalating by supporting long-term community-based food insecurity prevention programmes, so that people always have enough to eat no matter whether commodity prices or fuel prices go up or down." More >>