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28 Dec 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 38.9 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – to deliver assistance and support to an estimated 167,000 people (41,400 households) for 30 months.

20 Dec 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3.2 million Swiss francs (increased from 2.4 million Swiss francs), to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to continue supporting the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver assistance and support for 18,000 people for 18 months (extended from 12 months), with a focus on the following areas of focus: Shelter; Health; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH) and Protection, Gender and Inclusion (PGI).

08 Dec 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 3.3 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support the Red Cross Society of Bosnia and Herzegovina (RCSBiH) to deliver assistance and support to up to 7,600 migrants every two weeks for a period of 12 months, as well as 1,500 households from local community for a period of two months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter (Non-Food Items – NFIs), livelihoods and basic needs, health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), Protection, …

06 Dec 2018 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is funded by contributions from States party to the Geneva Conventions, supranational organizations, international institutions, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and public and private sources. All funding is voluntary.

ICRC BUDGET AND APPEAL STRUCTURE

●● The ICRC’s budget is set on a yearly basis. The 2019 budget is based on the objectives set for the year and aims to cover activities from 1 January to 31 December 2019.

03 Dec 2018 description

This revised International Appeal seeks a total of 121 million Swiss francs (increased from 78 million Swiss francs, with a funding gap of 15 million Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS) in assisting a total of 2.5 million people displaced by the Syrian and other conflicts (such as in Iraq and Afghanistan) in Turkey until December 2019.

19 Nov 2018 description

In October 2018, the Governing Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) voted to suspend the membership of the Hellenic Red Cross. The suspension of membership will come into force on 1 January 2019 if Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) is unable to address concerns related to its governance. Due to this decision, there was a need to develop a transition plan to phase out IFRC support to the wildfires operation by the end of the 2018.

09 Nov 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 38.5 million Swiss francs (with a funding gap of approximately 17.1 million Swiss francs), increasing from 22 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – to deliver assistance and support to an estimated 160,000 people (40,000 households) for 30 months.

02 Nov 2018 description

This revised Regional Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 7.9 million Swiss francs (increased from CHF 7.48 million) to enable the IFRC to support National Societies on the scaling up of their response to the increasing population movement in the Americas, supporting initially Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago and Uruguay to deliver assistance to 282,905 people (including host communities) for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas: shelter, livelihoods and basic need, health, water and sanitation, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and …

24 Oct 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in Baggao, Cagayan province at 01:40 of 15 September as a Category 4 typhoon, making it the strongest storm to make landfall in the Philippines this year, carrying a gustiness of up to 255 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 205km/h near the centre. Mangkhut exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the morning of 16 September. The areas most severely impacted by Typhoon Mangkhut are Regions I, II, III and CAR in northern and central Luzon.

19 Oct 2018 description

Strengthen local action

The gap between global humanitarian needs and available resources is widening. ‘Business as usual’ is not an option; a new approach is required. Investing in local action and local capacity is a key part of the solution.

09 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.89 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people. This 16-month operation focuses on supporting migrants in the areas of health, water and sanitation, shelter, protection, livelihood and migration. This revised Emergency Appeal includes a scale up of the health intervention to address the basic health needs of migrants in ten departments in Colombia.

01 Oct 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In the early hours of 14th August, torrential rains caused parts of Mount Sugar Loaf, a range of hills surrounding Freetown, to slide into the Regent Village vicinity. This led to heavy loss of life and property at the epicentre and downstream at Juba, Lumley, Kaningo/Kamayama axis.

01 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 22 million Swiss francs (with a funding gap of approximately 17 million Swiss francs), increasing from 8.9 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI) – to deliver assistance and support to an estimated 160,000 people (40,000 households) for 20 months.

23 Sep 2018 description

Summary of the current revision

This Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) is being further revised from the December 2017 revision in order to accelerate the implementation of the plan, and, based on actual needs, is proposing an extension of operational timeframe by an additional two months from the planned end date of October 2018 to December 2018 so as to give time for finalization of activities. Sectoral and organizational development support will be pursued in 2019 through the IFRC country operational plan.

A. Situation analysis

23 Sep 2018 description
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This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 5,425,000 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support to the Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 300,000 people for 9 months in 10 flood-affected states in Nigeria. CHF 500000 DREF loan has been allocated to start the operation.

19 Sep 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2.7 million Swiss francs (CHF) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to 100,000 people, who were affected by Typhoon Mangkhut, for 12 months.

14 Sep 2018 description

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.

14 Sep 2018 description

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.