Bimala Pariya, 60, would never have suspected that she would lose everything she owned to the recent flooding in Nepal. The floods not only destroyed her house in the Sunsari District of Nepal, but swept away her toilet, pig shed, household items, and damaged the fresh water well behind her home.
“The last time I saw flooding this severe was 30 years ago,” she said. “The floodwater was so powerful, it rose as high as three feet and broke the embankment that was supposed to protect us.”
This update is requesting a no-cost one month timeframe extension (New end date: 12 January 2018) to enable completion of distribution of NFI and shelter kits. Indeed, procurement was delayed by administrative formalities at the Niger Customs, since the needed NFI/ Shelter tool kits were requested from the IFRC warehouse in Las Palmas (Spain), in collaboration with the Regional Logistic Unit and the Sahel CCST Logistic Officer.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall affected the territory of Albania since 30 November 2017. In some areas the density of rain was 130 mm for two uninterrupted hours. The rivers levels have been rapidly increasing, the water channels were blocked by debris streams, leading to floods in urban and densely populated areas.
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
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NATIONAL INTERNSHIP POSITION VACANCY NOTICE
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ASAP – 31 March 2018
As one of the five decentralized parts of the IFRC Secretariat, the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) leads the support to National Societies of 38 countries – including Bangladesh – through eight Country Offices and five Country Cluster Support Teams. The Bangladesh Country Office, established is responsible for overseeing IFRC support to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), including in implementing humanitarian and development programmes that address the needs of vulnerable people.
This Master level short course in Humanitarian Shelter Coordination is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.
We are now accepting applications for the February 2018 session of the Humanitarian Diplomacy online diploma course, offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in cooperation with DiploFoundation. This 12-week course, led by Ambassador Christopher Lamb, extends the knowledge base and develops practical skills of current and future practitioners in humanitarian diplomacy and policy.
The 3 hours interactive course, focuses on security and safety related aspects for Red Cross Red Crescent personnel undertaking humanitarian field operations. It includes a number of modules such as security and beneficiary interaction, field movement, vehicle safety, telecommunications, working in insecure environments, health, personal security and Red Cross Red Crescent security framework.
The course is free of charge and applies to any humanitarian local staff or volunteer interested in enhancing their security knowledge.