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13 Sep 2017 description
In Havana, Irma damaged electrical infrastructure, which has yet to be repaired due to flooding. Nearly 400 schools were affected and one of the main hospitals.
11 Sep 2017 description
80,000 stranded residents received crucial food and medicine aid as the Syrian Arab Red Crescent accessed the city by land for the first time in three years.
09 Sep 2017 description
IFRC has announced an international appeal for CHF1.1 million to support hundreds of hurricane-affected families in Antigua and Barbuda and St Kitts and Nevis.
22 Aug 2017 description
Red Cross and Red Crescent operations appeal for support to meet growing needs as fears rise for villages stranded by flood waters in large areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India.
17 Aug 2017 description
One of the most serious humanitarian crises this region has seen in many years is unfolding. Millions of people across large areas face food shortages and diseases, IFRC warned.
17 Aug 2017 description
Rainfall deficits have greatly affected the situation of crops. IFRC operations will assist the populations of Brakna and Gorgol who currently have high percentages in malnutrition cases.
15 Aug 2017 description
The evacuation of over 30,000 tourists and thousands of local people out of harm’s way was done in a timely and disciplined manner, said the head of the IFRC Country Cluster Support Team.
12 Aug 2017 description
A fire outbreak in Jendouba Governorate was extended to affect considerably the region of Bizerte. Most of the 500 affected families are being sheltered within the local community, staying with relatives and neighbours.
07 Aug 2017 description
While authorities estimate that at least 228 houses collapsed or were swept away in the region, Red Cross teams in Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau began repairing homes and providing temporary shelter.
03 Aug 2017 description
Concerns over water- and vector-borne diseases are mounting in northeastern India as flood waters recede, leaving behind contaminated water sources and conditions ripe for mosquitoes to breed.
28 Jul 2017 description
The Iraqi Red Crescent, the first relief provider to the displaced people, distributed 1,350,000 hot meals, 188,000 food baskets a month, and up to 600,000 liters of water per day.
12 Jul 2017 description
An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya.
11 Jul 2017 description
Three weeks of non-stop heavy rain has triggered flash floods and landslides across parts of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan that have hit more than a million people and caused widespread damage.
13 Jun 2017 description
Severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing. This latest disaster comes in the wake of Cyclone Mora.
08 Jun 2017 description
A new collaboration with Facebook will allow the American Red Cross and the IFRC to use aggregated Facebook data to target communities in need, deliver aid, and fight disease when a disaster occurs.
30 May 2017 description
Nearly 137,000 South Sudanese have crossed into Sudan since 1 January – more than the 131,000 that arrived during 2016, the majority of them women and children.
26 May 2017 description
The programme will ensure the gender dimension of risk is understood and assessed and women’s capacity to prevent, prepare for and recover from natural hazards in a changing climate is strengthened.
20 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has affected the Torba Province, especially the Torres Island group. A significant number of houses were destroyed and the majority of houses were damaged across the islands.
15 May 2017 description
The trend of sharp increases in new cases is expected to continue. Out of the 48 new cases recorded during week 16 (17-23 April 2017), 96 per cent were un-immunized.
11 May 2017 description
Lessons learned during Cyclone Pam two years ago have ensured Vanuatu Red Cross’ preparations and response to the latest large cyclone to hit the island nation have gone smoothly.