By Andreea Anca, IFRC
The crucial role of local actors to the humanitarian response in crises – a key topic in the IFRC’s World Disaster Report (WDR) 2015 - was the main focus of a roundtable discussion hosted by the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, on 11 February 2016.
A summary of the ICRC's activities in Ethiopia in 2015.
Five years into the Syrian refugee crisis, the dire water situation in Jordan has only been exacerbated further by an average increase of 25% in the population.
With approximately 85% of Syrian refugees living in host communities, a significant stress has been placed on the delivery of essential services like water supply, especially in the northern governorates of Mafraq and Irbid.
We asked Pascal Porchet, the new head of delegation of the ICRC in the Philippines, about his first few weeks in the country, the humanitarian issues and challenges the ICRC will face in 2016, and how he will steer the Philippine delegation to be closer to communities affected by armed conflict.
How has it been for you since you arrived in the Philippines three weeks ago?
Sana'a (ICRC) – Dominik Stillhart, director of operations at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has just concluded a three-day visit to war-torn Yemen.
"I am appalled by what Yemenis are having to endure," said Mr Stillhart. "Their quest for survival, food, water and shelter is a daily struggle amidst continuous air strikes and ground fighting. The restrictions on the movement of fuel, food and medicine into and around the country are making the crisis even worse."
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PURPOSE OF THE POST
The Pool Manager “Delegates Generalists Junior” is accountable to manage specific part of the resources affiliated to the global pool of delegates generalists occupying junior positions in the field (*the exact scope/part of the global pool is still to be determined, as it will be shared between several pool managers*).
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization that works to protect and assist people affected by armed conflict and violence. The ICRC has been working in the Philippines for more than 50 years. It carries out a range of activities to meet the needs of displaced and other vulnerable people, promote respect for international humanitarian law, and respond to emergencies, often in cooperation with its local partner, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).
(Based in Makati City)
ICRC Manila Shared Service Center (MSSC)
· University Degree in Information & Communications Technology or equivalent
· Have at least two (2) years working experience as Desktop Support or local ICT Technician
· Experience & knowledge in the installation of computers, local area network (LAN) and basic telecommunication systems
· Good command of written and spoken English
The ICRC logistic specialist is the backbone of ICRC assistance activities. He/she is responsible for procurement, ensures warehouse maintenance, deals with customs formalities, monitor stock levels, draws up budgets with the delegation administrator, analyses costs, trains and supervises local personnel.
The ICRC vehicle fleet manager supervises the road transport movements in the infrastructure of delegations, sub-delegations and local offices. In addition to maintenance and planning of the vehicles (both trucks, heavy-duty 4x4 and light cars), he/she should also be the guardian of good usage and knowledge of the vehicles by the users.
Le droit international humanitaire (DIH) de la théorie à la pratique : principes, normes et action humanitaire
Description du cours
Ce cours est ouvert aux professionnels de l'humanitaire désireux d'acquérir une formation en DIH pragmatique (représentants d'organisations non gouvernementales, d'organisations internationales, d'agences gouvernementales et de bailleurs de fonds humanitaires).
The ICRC is offering an e-learning module on the legal framework applicable to health care during armed conflicts and other emergencies.
The module offers a practical and interactive approach to learning based on a variety of pedagogical tools.Thanks to its user-friendly accessibility, the module suits the needs of a variety of publics, with or without a legal background.
Are you a doctor wondering how to interact with the media, or a nurse wondering how to treat patient information in difficult circumstances? Are you an ambulance driver unsure of what your responsibilities are? Are you a hospital administrator wondering what to do with overwhelming numbers of deceased patients? If so, the Health Care in Danger project's new e-learning module on the responsibilities of health-care personnel is for you.