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05 Dec 2017 description

In the face of climate change, the world continues to witness frequent and large-scale disasters. In the rst half of 2017 alone, 149 natural disasters occurred in 73 countries resulting in 3,162 deaths, affecting 80 million people and resulting in the estimated loss of US$32.4 billion.

27 Nov 2017 description

Community engagement and accountability supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and work with them to address unhealthy and unsafe practices. It maximizes the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s unique relationship with the community to help them speak out about the issues that affect them and influence decision and policy-makers to implement positive change.

20 Nov 2017 description

Today, we commemorate World Toilet Day to help raise awareness about global sanitation issues where more than 4.5 billion people live without an adequate toilet that disposes waste safely (UN-Water).

19 Jul 2017 description

Appeal History and Background

• Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): on May 20, 2015, 178,980 Swiss francs were initially allocated from IFRC’s DREF to support the National Society set up the operations in five states.

• An Emergency Appeal was launched on 10 July 2015 for 3,934,859 Swiss francs to assist 389,930 beneficiaries for 12 months.

03 Jul 2017 description


The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

21 Jun 2017 description

Sixty two brave men and women; staff and volunteers of Syrian Arab Red Crescent have lost their lives saving the lives of others and bringing relief to the suffering since the conflict broke out in Syria in 2011 . And they were not the only ones. All over the world, being an aid worker has become increasingly dangerous. At the same time, there are now more people than ever in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Wars, conflicts, extreme poverty and impending famine is sending an unprecedented number of people onto the path of migration.

30 May 2017 description

Nairobi/Geneva, 30 May 2017 – Tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children have crossed the border into Sudan since the beginning of the year, fleeing violence and the looming threat of famine.

This represents a dramatic spike in the movement of people across the border. Nearly 137,000 South Sudanese have crossed into Sudan since 1 January – already more than the 131,000 that arrived during 2016, according to UNHCR. Aid workers on the ground report that the vast majority of new arrivals are women and children.

19 May 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal is launched on a preliminary basis and seeks a total of 4,184,769 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) deliver assistance and support 63,540 people (South Sudanese refugees) for 12 months. The response will focus on the following areas of interventions: health; water sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter (including Household non-food items); and National Society capacity building.

14 Apr 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

  • July 2016: In the month following an escalation of violence in South Sudan, 80,354 people cross into Uganda at a rate of approximately 2,592 people per day.

  • 27 July 2016: An inter-agency meeting is held where the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR call upon agencies to urgently mobilize resources and capacities to respond to the refugee humanitarian situation in West Nile.

14 Apr 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,670,638 Swiss francs (increased from 690,325 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) in assisting 136,666 people (an increase from 30,000 people) for 12 months. The expanded operation will focus on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), health and National Society capacity building. It also reflects a substantial increase in the target population and number of activities to be implemented.

04 Apr 2017 description

The EPOA was adjusted and updated to incorporate the needs and reflect the current cholera situation in South Sudan.
In order to meet these needs a 2 month no cost extension was requested until 27/12/2016.
The no cost extension has been requested because of the following:

• July conflict, Funds transfer to South Sudan was affected, that it took longer than before, this affected the DREF funds transfer as well - Insecurity in the Country affected movement, hence delayed intervention in some areas - Ongoing cholera transmission.

13 Jan 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The first half of 2015 in South Sudan continued in the climate of conflict that started in December 2013, with low-level conflict starting up in Western Equatoria and Western Bahr el Ghazal, with May and June witnessing the most serious fighting of the year.

22 Dec 2016 description

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action

This update provides an overview on Sudanese Red Crescent Society actions for 18 months of the operation (10 July 2015 - 10 December 2016). Appeal coverage at the time of writing is 19%, donors are encouraged to support the appeal to enable SRCS provide assistance to the targeted beneficiaries through the planned activities as detailed in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA). A DREF loan of 178,890 Swiss francs was processed at the beginning of the APPEAL to support the startup of activities by SRCS.

16 Nov 2016 description

Summary of major updates to the emergency appeal:

This update provides a brief overview on Ugandan Red Cross Society’s (URCS) actions to date through support from the IFRC and partners support. The appeal coverage is currently 228,837 Swiss francs, which is 33% of the total amount required for this operation. This support has been provided through the Netherlands Red Cross, Swedish Red Cross, British Red Cross, Japanese Red Cross and in kind support from Canadian and Danish Red Cross through delegate technical assistance.