Nepal earthquake: on the road to recovery
Description: The 7.8-magnitude earthquake in April 2015 and its aftershocks, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and hundreds of thousands homeless. The Nepal Red Cross Society, which is the largest humanitarian organisation in the Himalayan country, is helping survivors recover from the disaster. Its multi-pronged approach includes support for building new homes, restoring and improving health services and hygiene and helping people restore their livelihoods, as well as preparing for future disasters. More than 6,000 families have already received the first instalment of a cash grant, enabling them to start work on rebuilding better and safer homes.
10 Jan 2017
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Description: Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficient pasture for livestock, and harsh conditions in the winter, including heavy snowfall, storms and extremely low temperatures. By February 2017, over 160,000 people were affected across 17 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces. More than 45,000 animals have perished and many more will die in the coming months.
25 Feb 2017
Description: A participatory video evaluation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) project was carried out in the community of Bitilinyu. It aimed at engaging and empowering the participating communities to identify, highlight and video document in their own way and perspective their own stories of change.
27 Feb 2017
Description: Respondiendo a la epidemia del virus Zika en la República Dominicana, la CRD ha llevado a cabo campañas en 6 centros penitenciarios del país. 100 filiales de la Cruz Roja participaron en las actividades, alcanzando más de 100,000 personas.
Los y las voluntarios entregaron kits de limpieza en los centros para desarrollar campañas de limpieza en las prisiones. También, las personas privadas de libertad y el personal de seguridad se capacitaron en talleres sobre temas de salud relacionados al Zika y hoy en día son puntos focales de salud dentro de los centros penitenciarios.
Las personas privadas de libertad se sintieron empoderadas como parte de la comunidad tanto dentro como fuera de la prisión, y lograron un sentimiento de resiliencia, motivación y compromiso.
23 Feb 2017
Description: In response to the Zika virus epidemic in the Dominican Republic, DRC has conducted campaigns in 6 penitentiaries across the country. For this, over 100 Red Cross branches got involved, reaching more than 100,000 people.
Volunteers distributed cleaning kits in the penitentiaries to hold cleaning campaigns. Also, the detainees were trained in workshops on health topics related to Zika and are now health focal points in their respective penitentiaries.
The detainees that participated in the campaigns felt empowered as part of the community, both inside and outside the prisons, thus achieving a feeling of resilience, motivation and commitment.
23 Feb 2017
Description: Severe winter conditions in Mongolia, known as Dzud, are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Mongolian herders in eastern and northern parts of the country. Dzud is caused by the twin impacts of drought in the summer, resulting in insufficient grass in pastures and low production of hay, and harsh conditions in the winter, including heavy snowfall and extremely low temperatures.
More than 157,000 people are affected across 17 of Mongolia’s 21 provinces.
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21 Feb 2017
Description: The potential for deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate system has major implications in terms of impacts on the most vulnerable. Early engagement by the humanitarian community is imperative to ensure that humanitarian considerations are integrated into policy decisions. Those who can suffer the worst outcomes need to be involved; especially given the plausibility of “predatory geoengineering” where recklessly self-concerned actions may result in harmful consequences to others.
Our speakers explore what Geoengineering is and will discuss how to improve linkages between science, policy and humanitarian practice.
Dr. Pablo Suarez is a leading innovation and some climate research with the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and has advised humanitarian and development organizations in more than 50 countries, and also researches and teaches at University of Lugano, University College London, and Boston University.
Dr. David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology, and public policy for twenty-five years. He took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won MIT's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment. David is Professor of Applied Physics in Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School.
20 Feb 2017
Description: Description: Animation video for Zika virus prevention. This video has been produced by the IFRC Regional Americas Office to inform, educate and communities about the Zika virus and its prevention methods. The video also aims to be used to generate community dialogues, to collect and dissipate recurring rumors and doubts in the affected population.
17 Feb 2017
Description: For the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) the concept of community resilience captures the totality of what the IFRC is working to achieve. Many National Societies have been engaged in strengthening community resilience for several decades, even though these efforts may not have been characterized as such.
Over the years, IFRC’s understanding of community resilience has grown to recognize the evolving and dynamic nature of communities and the underlying vulnerabilities that challenge them. IFRC developed the revised Framework for Community Resilience in 2014. Its objective is to establish a foundation on which all IFRC action to strengthen community resilience can be created, developed or sustained. IFRC developed the Road Map to community resilience to provide National Societies with step-by-step guidance on how to operationalize the framework. This video introduces the main concepts and stages of this guide, as an introduction and sensitization to this approach.
17 Feb 2017
Description: A participatory video evaluation of the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) project was carried out in the community of Ndaleta. It aimed at engaging and empowering the participating communities to identify, highlight and video document in their own way and perspective their own stories of change.
14 Feb 2017
Description: PASSA Youth is a methodology developed by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Int., which provides young people with inspiring tools to understand the risks of their houses and neighbourhoods, taking steps to make these safer and enabling them to improve overall living conditions both prior and after disasters and crisis. It is a participatory approach that can be applied worldwide to allow collective decision-making, develop local youth capacity to design and create safer communities.
To find out more: http://passa.ifrc.org
14 Feb 2017
Description: On 20 February, 2016, Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston devastated large parts of Fiji. Forty-four people were killed, and 350,000 people were affected. 32,000 houses were destroyed or damaged. One year on, Fiji Red Cross continues to work in the hardest-hit areas. In the last year it has helped 77,000 people, providing emergency relief items, as well as safe water, health and hygiene messaging, psychosocial support, new houses, Build Back Safer training and messaging, and improved sanitation. Fiji Red Cross is also rebuilding the 230-pupil Vunikavikaloa Arya School as part of the Government’s Adopt A School programme. Volunteers and staff will continue to work with the affected communities for the duration of the recovery operation which ends on 31 May 2017.
19 Feb 2017
Description: The Red Cross Movement engages increasingly in urban areas, to address both crisis and disasters, and work with communities to make these more resilient.
The powerful work of youth as change-makers in their neighbourhoods is recognised and valued. The video has been showcased at the global event Habitat 3 in Quito, in October 2016.
09 Feb 2017