Most read reports
- United Nations, World Bank, and Humanitarian Organizations Launch Innovative Partnership to End Famine [EN/AR]
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- ECOWAS calls for increased coordination to address security and developmental challenges in Sahel region
In August, 52,637 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (25,006 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.
Flexible, dependable funding is vital to the success of the work of the IFRC and our National Societies. To facilitate more flexible funding, the IFRC is moving towards a thematic funding model.
What is thematic funding?
Thematic funding for the IFRC consists of pooled funds to support the delivery of results in thematic areas, rather than specific programmes or projects. This provides the IFRC with the flexibility to direct the funds where they are needed, when they are needed.
Experience from emergency operations of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC), show the importance of unearmarked funding.
When emergencies strike, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies works to support its member National Societies to deliver lifesaving assistance to vulnerable communities and to help them recover.
National Societies are the lead actors in preparing for and responding to emergencies. During a disaster, the IFRC Secretariat provides technical support in relevant areas such as disaster risk reduction, shelter, livelihoods, health, WASH, social Inclusion, and a culture of non-violence and peace.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is made up of 190 National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Movement is neutral and impartial and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.
There are 190 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies around the globe - independent, local humanitarian organizations serving the world’s most vulnerable communities through their network of 160,000 local branches and 11.5 million volunteers. Those individual National Societies come together to form the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Cash-based interventions are transforming the way humanitarian aid is being delivered. We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of cash globally by 40 per cent between 2015 and 2016 (State of the World’s Cash Report, 2018). At least 28 countries in Africa have had some experience with cash-based interventions through vouchers, direct cash and mobile money; reporting that it is a much more efficient, timely and dignified way to support communities.
Panama/Geneva, 10 September 2018 – The largest movement of people across the Americas in recent years is causing growing humanitarian needs across the region, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said today.
According to the United Nations, around 2.3 million people are believed to be on the move. The situation is especially increasing in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and several countries in the Caribbean.
2.1. En su calidad de organización humanitaria y de conformidad con su mandato, la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (Federación Internacional) tiene la obligación de respetar y proteger a las personas vulnerables en situación de riesgo. La Federación Internacional, como componente del Movimiento Internacional de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (Movimiento), cuenta con una presencia mundial y local.
2.1. En tant qu’organisation humanitaire et conformément à son mandat, la Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (« Fédération internationale ») a l’obligation de respecter et de protéger les personnes vulnérables exposées à des risques. En tant que composante du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, la Fédération internationale est présente aux niveaux mondial et local.
A new initiative announced on 1 September 2018 will boost the local disaster preparedness and response capacity of nine national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific.
People in Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam will benefit from the two-year, 2 million US dollar (1.7 million Euro) programme to improve the capacity, readiness and resilience of local Red Cross and Red Crescent responders.
Geneva, 25 August 2018 – The following can be attributed to Francesco Rocca, the President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies:
“For the last ten days more than 150 vulnerable people have been stranded aboard the Diciotti ship off the coast of Sicily while states continue to put politics before humanity. Many of these people have endured terrible conditions, including abuse, and require immediate psychological assistance.
This is the final report. A preliminary report was published on the 31 of March. The final report was delayed by two outstanding provision from two National Societies which have now been resolved. The content of this final report matches the preliminary report.
The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) announces the launch of a new tool for technicians, coordinators and volunteers that implement health projects within communities.
The animated video tutorial How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method illustrates the main steps to implement a baseline applying the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method, presenting concrete examples from the Community Action on Zika Project.
La Oficina Regional para las Américas de la Federación Internacional de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja y de la Media Luna Roja (FICR) anuncia la publicación una nueva herramienta para técnicos, coordinadores y voluntarios que implementan proyectos de salud en las comunidades.
In July, 51,945 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (24,778 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 97 locations.
Millions of people are being put at risk as droughts across the world affect food production, and livestock this summer.
Australia is experiencing its worst drought in living memory, with the Red Cross launching an emergency appeal for farmers who have been hit hard in recent weeks. The extreme dry spell has seen rural communities lose cattle and crops, putting livelihoods in jeopardy.
Workshop Report for the Legislating for Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific, 6 – 8 July. This three day workshop was held in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat and IFRC, with financial support provide by Australian Red Cross and British Red Cross.
The workshop involved legislative drafters and disaster and climate practitioners from 12 Pacific countries, as well as partners from the UN, academia and the private sector.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
On 13 July an offshore platform near the Tunisian coast received a rescue signal from migrants in the sea nearby. Immediately, an emergency vessel was dispatched to investigate and found 40 migrants from different nationalities on a small boat. Some migrants were rescued from the water, and others from their vessel. With no feedback nor action from potential host authorities, and given the worsening weather situation, the migrants were moved to a Tunisianflagged offshore supply ship.