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05 Jul 2018 description

Our Message

While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.

05 Aug 2015 description

This report covers the period: 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

Red Cross Staff receive confirmed Ebola patients at the then new Ebola treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone in September. More than 25,000 cases have been registered and more than 10,000 deaths in the worst Ebola epidemic the world has seen. National Societies continue to be on the forfront of the reponse and the IFRC, and its Secretariat have worked together to support them.
IFRC/2014

Overview

Programme outcome

02 Apr 2014 description

The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.

21 May 2013 description

This report covers the period 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2012

01 Jul 2010 description

Period covered by this Final Report:

14 December 2009 - 29 February 2010

Summary: In 2009, there were 1,606 cases of wild poliovirus (WPV) reported globally (as of 10 March 2010); 738 of these cases were in Africa. The year proved to be challenging for the polio eradication effort, with outbreaks reported across a number of African countries.

27 Aug 2009 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2009

In brief

Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, and Millennium Development Goal 4, liaise with global immunization partners to ensure the continued involvement of the International Federation and Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in measles and polio supplementary immunization activities (SIAs) to increase uptake of services during both mass vaccination campaigns and routine immunization services and reduce global measles and polio-related morbidity and mortality.

Programme summary:

- During the …

03 Aug 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 15 May to 03 August, 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 2,475,768 (USD 2.2m or EUR 1.7)

Appeal coverage: 56%

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 7 April 2009 to assist approximately 25 million children under 5 years of age in 14 countries affected by the polio outbreak for four months.

- Operations Update (no.

05 Jun 2009 description

By Jean-Luc Martinage, IFRC communications officer, global health

More than 7,000 volunteers in 14 West African countries have been involved in major multi-country synchronized vaccination campaigns aimed at immunizing children against polio.

The disease has been re-emerging over the past few months, with outbreaks in several African countries, some of which had not reported a case of wild polio virus in over a decade. As of 2 June, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative had reported a total of 506 cases of wild polio virus throughout the world, including 423 in Africa.

14 May 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 7 April 14 May, 2009

Appeal target (current): this appeal has been provisionally increased to CHF 2,520,794 (USD 2.3m or EUR 1.7)

Appeal coverage: 24.6% (indicative) against the provisional revised budget figure of CHF 2.5m; the final revised budgets and updated financial report will be made available shortly;

Appeal history:

- This Emergency Appeal was initially launched on 7 April 2009 to assist approximately 25 million children under 5 years of age in 14 countries affected by the polio outbreak for four months;

- This Operations Update …

21 Apr 2009 description

This report covers the period 01/01/08 to 31/12/08.

In brief

Programme purpose: In support of Global Agenda Goal 2, the International Federation's Global Measles and Polio Initiative aims to support Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies to work with partners and provide community social mobilization before, during and after vaccination campaigns to reduce measles and polio morbidity and mortality.

08 Apr 2009 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is launching an emergency appeal for 2.4 million Swiss francs (US$ 2.1 million, EUR 1.6 million) to support Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from 14 countries in Africa to respond to wild poliovirus outbreaks across the continent.

"We have clear indications that polio is spreading again, including in countries such as Uganda which had been polio-free for more than a decade," says Dr Tammam Aloudat, IFRC Senior …

08 Apr 2009 description

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (FICR) lance un appel d'urgence de 2,4 millions de francs suisses (USD 2,1 millions / EUR 1,6 million) afin d'aider les Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge de 14 pays d'Afrique à faire face à des flambées de polio virus sauvages.

"Nous avons des informations établissant clairement que la poliomyélite est en train de se propager à nouveau, y compris dans des pays comme l'Ouganda où la maladie était …

07 Apr 2009 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,432,933 (USD 2.1m or EUR 1.6) in cash, kind, or services to support National Societies in the affected countries to support the planned 5-month vaccination campaign that will reach a total of some 80 million people (in countries covered by the appeal), a significant portion of whom will benefit directly from Red Cross and Red Crescent action1.

01 Apr 2008 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross Red Crescent response to emergencies.

20 Dec 2007 description

La Fédération Internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge lance une série d'activités de prévention à la méningite dans 14 pays d'Afrique afin de se préparer à ce qui pourrait être l'une des pires épidémies de méningite des dix dernières années. Ces actions répondent à la mise en garde lancée le 9 octobre dernier par l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé.

Les premiers signes d'une épidémie pourraient se manifester dès février-mars 2008.

20 Dec 2007 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is launching meningitis prevention activities in 14 countries in Africa to get ready for what could be one of the worst meningitis epidemics in a decade. The move came as a reaction to the warning given by the World Health Organization on October 9.

The first indications of an epidemic could appear as early as February-March 2008.

03 Apr 2006 description

This appeal seeks a total of CHF 19,494,438 to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2007.

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks a total of CHF 3,011,000(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007.