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15 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHT

  • Humanitarian Coordinator visits Pakistani refugees.
  • Humanitarians prepare to support vulnerable Afghans in winter.
  • IRIN’s Joe Dyke reports on communities affected by spring flooding in the north.

In this issue
Top UN official visits Khost P.1
Humanitarian winter response P.2
Climate change in Afghanistan P.3
CHF second allocation P.5

22 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The 37 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Asia Pacific work to help the most vulnerable groups in their respective countries who are most affected by disasters and socio-economic and health crises. With their widespread network of grassroots members and volunteers, they seek to address the needs of the most vulnerable people in disaster and non-disaster situations.

15 Dec 2011 description

1. Who are we?

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) regional office for South Asia has existed since 1997 to support the work of its member national societies and country offices to improve the lives of vulnerable people in the region. The support provided focuses on capacity building and technical assistance and advice. Increasingly we aim to follow an integrated approach to programming which we can present as a working example to the membership.