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21 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 1,630,297 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC RC) to respond to the ongoing Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and deliver humanitarian assistance to 716,850 people in an emergency health intervention for 6 months. The emergency operation focuses on epidemic control with emphasis on community-based surveillance and contact tracing, safe and dignified burials (SDB), risk communication and community engagement, disinfection of households and psychosocial support.

21 May 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, Barbuda, British and United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. Irma, classified as a category 5 hurricane was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic, with wind speeds of more than 185 miles per hour (298 km/hour) and torrential rainfall. Irma struck Barbuda in the early morning hours of 6 September 2017.

08 May 2018 description

Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

04 May 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 3,372,790 Swiss francs, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 2,635,276 Swiss francs in the revised Emergency Appeal from 6 October 2017.

02 May 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4,746,755 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to deliver assistance to 150,000 people of 15 counties in shelter and settlement, health and nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, protection, gender and inclusion as well as food security and livelihoods for six months. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this time of the evolving operation and will be adjusted based on further developments and more detailed assessments.

26 Apr 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 1,127,952 Swiss francs (decreased from 1,523,001 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC) to deliver assistance and support to 24,000 people for 9 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: livelihoods and basic needs (including multi-purpose/unconditional cash transfer programming [CTP]); health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction …

24 Apr 2018 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is seeking 1,274,468 Swiss francs (reduced from 2,836,944 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in delivering assistance and support to 25,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Tembin over 12 months. The revised operation focuses on shelter, livelihoods, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

23 Apr 2018 description
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Focus on aid, increased pledges and accountability for previous commitments needed, according to eight leading aid agencies.

Donors and governments meeting tomorrow and Wednesday for the Brussels II conference must take the opportunity to bring change for the millions of vulnerable Syrians in their war-torn country and in the region by following through on previous commitments to protect displaced people and fund the aid response.

16 Apr 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,680,731 Swiss francs to support the Niger Red Cross Society (NRCS) to assist some 43,113 people for 12 months in Diffa region, which has been experiencing an unprecedented civil unrest and serious humanitarian emergency as a result of armed group activities in the north of Nigeria as well as in Niger.

13 Apr 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 51.7 million Swiss francs for 2018 (increased from 49 million Swiss francs in 2017) to support the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing assistance to 3 million people focusing on live-saving emergency food assistance, shelter household items, and hygiene items; as well as access to emergency and basic health services, community services and livelihoods activities.

11 Apr 2018 description

The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by the Joint Commission of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which maintains close contact with the Japanese Permanent Mission in Geneva, the Japanese Red Cross Society and the Meiji Jingu Research Institute in Japan.

09 Apr 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal revision seeks a total of 2,500,414 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; protection, gender and inclusion; and migration actions.

04 Apr 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,930,176 Swiss francs to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to assist 18,000 people for 9 months with the provision of assistance in the form of health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender, and inclusion. Details of the response strategy are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA).

The crisis and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

27 Mar 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 6.9 million, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 5,749,087 in the Operations Update 2 dated 26 October 2017.

27 Mar 2018 description

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This report gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) during the period between 12 September 2016 and 31 December 2017, as per revised Emergency Operation Appeal (EPOA) with the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to meet the needs of floods affected families of North Hamgyong Province in DPRK.

23 Mar 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,962,956 Swiss francs (decreased from 3,531,719 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some 80,282 people for 16 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter, livelihoods, health, water sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), protection, gender and inclusion (PGI), disaster risk reduction (DRR) as well as strategies for implementation (SFI) 1, 2 and …

22 Mar 2018 description

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This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 6,108,307 Swiss francs (reduced from 13,686,550 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Ethiopia Red Cross Society (ERCS) to deliver integrated assistance and support to some 250,591 drought-affected people (a decrease from 318,325 people), with a focus on the following sectors: Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Livelihoods, Nutrition and Food Security. The Appeal timeframe is extended until October 2018.

19 Mar 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,203,961 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; restoring family links (RFL); protection, gender and inclusion, and migration actions.

06 Mar 2018 description

The ICRC Guidelines for screening potential private donors and partners are based on existing institutional documents, namely the Ethical Principles Guiding ICRC's Partnerships with the Private Sector and the Movement Policy for Corporate Sector Partnerships. This document clarifies how the ICRC’s Ethical principles and the Movement policy should be applied.

This document is an abridged, public version of the Guidelines, aimed at providing an overview of the general process and principles used by the ICRC.

The document outlines:

06 Mar 2018 description

A point of reference in a challenging world: OCHA, ICRC, EU Red Cross office and VOICE joint messages at the occasion of the ten years of the Consensus

The European Consensus shows EU's commitment to fundamental humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence creating a common and unbiased framework to deliver humanitarian aid.