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14 January 2020

A scientist based in Quito has designed a system to forecast dangerous activity. The Red Cross is working closely with him, so they can now warn people of potential disaster further in advance - giving a bigger time window in which to move themselves and livestock, and get medical backup in place. It is part of a radical rethink in the way humanitarian aid is delivered, using forecasts to give people more warning and help them prepare before nature strikes. But funding a project like this means asking donors to donate cash to a disaster which may never happen.

06 December 2019

This International Conference will include opportunities for participants to discuss or contribute to strengthening the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in the field of humanitarian Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA).

28 November 2019

The British Red Cross, in close collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, has launched its Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) hub.

31 October 2019

Around 1.7 million Syrians living in Turkey will continue to receive humanitarian support through an EU-funded partnership between the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Turkish Red Crescent Society.

24 September 2019

Climate change is thus becoming a growing challenge for humanitarian organisations, as it increases the frequency and the intensity of extreme weather events. Every single aspect of humanitarian work is connected with climate change-related events since they impact food, shelter, health and livelihoods. This is why climate change was presented as one of the “5 Global Challenges” in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement’s Strategy 2030.

04 September 2019

I was recently deployed to northern Greece for 7 weeks where I joined the IFRC team implementing a multi-purpose cash assistance programme covering basic needs.

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