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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.

18 Mar 2018 description

Operational summary

26-28 May 2017: Low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal and intensifies into Tropical cyclone Mora (TC Mora).

29 May 2017: Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) issues danger signal no. 10 in six coastal districts (Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni and Chandpur) as TC Mora approaches the coast of Bangladesh. BDRCS deployed its volunteers to support the evacuation of population to safe shelters. A disaster management information system (DMIS) update is issued.

16 Mar 2018 description

By Osman Mohamed Osman, IFRC

Thomas Kafas Shumba smiles as he inspects his only surviving portion of maize crop plantations, adjacent to his mud-walled house—in Wanasi village, Zimbabwe.

Clad in a printed grey shirt and a pair of black trousers, the father of five moves around his tiny farm, showing a team from Zimbabwe Red Cross how conservation farming, a new technique, saved some of his crops, despite poor rains a month ago.

16 Mar 2018 description


In January, 41,387 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,154 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.

14 Mar 2018 description

Appeal History:

July 2014: A large number of displaced people from southern Nigeria begin arriving in Niger’s Diffa region from northern Nigeria. With local resources exhausted, host communities were unable to cope with the situation. Access to water, sanitation and primary health care was critically low, and immediate humanitarian assistance required.

13 Mar 2018 description


“Prepararse para lo inesperado e imposible”

Algunos podrían preguntarse, dado el amplio y creciente número de crisis naturales y originadas por el ser humano –para las cuales estamos preparándonos y respondiendo–, por qué la Cruz Roja / Media Luna Roja está dedicando tiempo y recursos a la preparación para emergencias nucleares, eventos que históricamente son poco comunes.

13 Mar 2018 description

1. The Partnership Meeting at a glance

The scale and speed of people fleeing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and seeking shelter and protection in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, has created one of the most critical, complex and challenging crises in the region in decades.

09 Mar 2018 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

Adama Ismael, 24, from Sudan, looks tired. His face deeply drawn from sleeplessness. He appears worried.

He is one of the thousands of migrants and asylum seekers trapped in Agadez—having failed to make it to Europe, via north Africa and across the Mediterranean Sea. In their attempt to reach Europe, most fell prey to smugglers and became victims of extortion of money, torture, abuse, prison, rape and slavery.

In January 2018, Ismael and thousands of other migrants fled violence in Libya and sought refuge in Agadez, northern Niger.

08 Mar 2018 description


All across the globe there is a frightening rise in extremism, isolation, and fear.

We are losing our commitment to welcome the stranger, provide for the most vulnerable and cross lines of difference to solve shared problems.

Meanwhile, there are 1.6 billion young people across the globe with ideas on how to solve the world’s most entrenched problems but they are too often dismissed as victims or “the future.”

Consequently, too few youth have access to the tools, mentors, and resources to turn their insights into reality.

06 Mar 2018 description

This operation update depicts the progress in the implementation of cholera outbreak response activities of Zambia Red Cross in Lusaka. It revises the number of target people from 70,000 to 200,000 and seeks an additional allocation of CHF 26,354, which will support additional costs for volunteer incentives as they conduct door to door hygiene promotion.

Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

06 Mar 2018 description

Port Moresby/Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 2018 – A Papua New Guinea Red Cross assessment team will try today to reach communities near the epicentre of a deadly 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the remote southern highlands more than a week ago.

05 Mar 2018 description
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Executive Summary

The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was launched in 2008 alongside the Accra Agenda for Action , to deliver commitments on disclosure of aid volume, allocation and results.

Instead of central publication to a single database, or reporting through backwards-looking statistical reports, IATI is modelled on the idea of distributed publication: allowing each organisation to publish data on their activities using a common XML (eXtensible Markup Language) schema, and in turn allowing a wide range of re-uses of this data.

05 Mar 2018 description

Epidemics are a constant threat to the well-being of communities everywhere, and more especially so in societies where resources are scarce. Managing epidemics, or preferably preventing them, is a priority for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The role of communities in preventing, detecting and responding to local health threats is critical in improving the lives of millions across the world.

02 Mar 2018 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Disaster

On 15 January 2017, Chile was affected by a series of forest fires extending from the Metropolitan Region to the Bío Bío Region. In a short period of time, the number of fires increased despite the constant efforts of the Fire Department, the Civil Defence Brigade and volunteers from different institutions.

02 Mar 2018 description


Description of the disaster

13 January 2018, 17H00: Mayon heightens activities, generating steam and ash.