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23 Aug 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy and intense monsoon rains have created havoc across the north and north-eastern part of India for the past two months. While Assam and Manipur in north-east received floods for the third time during this year; rains in the north, Himalayan region especially Nepal have resulted in flooding across Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and sporadic and intense rains continue across the region increasing risk of floods spreading in more areas.

23 Aug 2017 description

Elena Komarova, her husband and three children arrived to Kiev three years ago. The family fled from the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, where the sound of fighter planes and exploding artillery became the soundtrack of their days.

“I never thought that I would see such violence in my home town, people shooting at each other. This was totally crazy,” Komarova said.

23 Aug 2017 description

The situation

On 21 August 2017, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Ischia as well as the near territorial Flegrea coast of Campania, in the province of Naples. The quake struck at 20:57 (18:57 GMT), at depth of 5 kilometres with epicentre five kilometres north-west of Monte di Procida. 31 aftershocks have been registered since then, all of them below 4.0 Richter magnitude. The origin of the earthquake is volcanic.

23 Aug 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 3,531,719 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 16,200 families (81,000 people) for 12 months, with a focus on the following sectors: health, shelter (and non-food relief items), water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), food security and livelihoods. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at …

22 Aug 2017 description

The Situation

On 21 August 2017, a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples. The quake struck at 20:57 (18:57 GMT), at depth of 10.4 kilometres with epicentre 5 kilometres north-west of Monte di Procida.

Two persons died and at least 39 people got injured, with many more still missing.

The earthquake caused buildings to collapse although there is no detailed information available on the extent of the damage at the moment.

The Italian Civil Protection has been sending teams to assess the damage and needs.

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Jobs

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23 Aug 2017 description

La Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y la Media Luna Roja (FICR) es la red humanitaria más grande del mundo, que cuenta con 97 millones de voluntarios y colaboradores en 190 países.

17 Aug 2017 description

General:

In response to the population movement crisis in Greece from early 2015, and to meet the needs of migrant population in centres where they are accommodated, Red Cross Movement partners (Hellenic RC - HRC, IFRC and Partner RC) are providing basic health and Psychosocial support (PSS) services in addition to supporting hygiene/sanitation issues and the distribution of relief items.

16 Aug 2017 description

Communications Specialist to support the Gavi CSO Platforms' Project

The Gavi CSO Oversight Advisory Group (OAG) plays a key role in ensuring that project achievements are successfully and appropriately communicated to a wide range of immunisation stakeholders, including the Gavi Alliance, the project’s primary funder, to ensure on-going support for the role that local CSOs play in supporting immunisation and health systems.

07 Aug 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network, reaching 150 million people each year through its 187 member National Societies. We act before, during and after disasters and health emergencies to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.

07 Aug 2017 description

Background

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

Training

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14 Jul 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 27 Aug 2017 Training date: 25 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2018 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The IFRC TISS Online Certificate course in Disaster Management provides an online learning platform through the blend of academic excellence and practical experiences . It reaches individuals from various backgrounds.

07 Jul 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 03 Sep 2017 Training date: 02 Oct 2017 to 05 Nov 2017 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, Oxford Brookes University

This Master level short course in Shelter & Settlements in emergencies (Natural Disasters) is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.

This course draws upon IFRC’s experience on shelter and settlements response in a humanitarian crisis after natural disasters at country level.

14 Dec 2016 description
training Registration deadline: 22 Sep 2017 Training date: 25 Sep 2017 to 01 Sep 2019 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, University of Manchester

About the collaborative programme

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester, UK, is proud to offer an affordable professional online programme in Global Health, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

14 Dec 2016 description
training Registration deadline: 22 Sep 2017 Training date: 25 Sep 2017 to 30 Sep 2018 International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies, University of Manchester

About the course

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester, UK, is proud to offer an affordable professional online programme in Global Health, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

10 Oct 2014 description

The 3 hours interactive course, focuses on security and safety related aspects for Red Cross Red Crescent personnel undertaking humanitarian field operations. It includes a number of modules such as security and beneficiary interaction, field movement, vehicle safety, telecommunications, working in insecure environments, health, personal security and Red Cross Red Crescent security framework.

The course is free of charge and applies to any humanitarian local staff or volunteer interested in enhancing their security knowledge.