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22 Mar 2018 description

Martha does not know her real age but appears to be about 80. She can barely move or perform basic tasks, without support. Luckily, she can rely on her granddaughter who helps her to meet her basic daily needs and does errands for her.

They live in Nicuita-B, in Namuno District, Cabo Delgado—the northernmost province of Mozambique.

22 Mar 2018 description

Water and sanitation is a basic human right for all. Yet, water scarcity affects more than 40 per cent of the global population (UN Report on Clean Water and Sanitation). Unfortunately, in countries like South Sudan, although completely preventable, water and sanitation-related diseases are among the top killers of children under five.

Six-year old, Mary, reaches for the water pump handle well above her head to fill her large jerry can with water. In one effortless motion, she hoists the jerry can onto her head balancing it on her head without her hands.

21 Mar 2018 description

The Appeal

The Colombia Red Cross Society and IFRC need your support to protect the lives, health and dignity of 120,000 of the most vulnerable people crossing the Colombia-Venezuela border, particularly in the departments of Arauca, Cesar, Guajira, Guainía, Norte de Santander, Nariño and Vichada.

2.2 million Swiss francs needed for urgent humanitarian relief 120,000 people need our support


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.

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

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.

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

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.

01 Mar 2018 description

Dr Kyaw Phyo Hein, 26, has been coordinating Red Cross mobile health clinics visiting villages around Sittwe town, capital of Myanmar’s troubled Rhakine state, for almost three years.

The clinics, which visit vulnerable rural communities on a weekly basis, are part of Red Cross programme helping communities which have been impacted by cyclical violence and population movement in Rakhine.

“Each mobile health team is made up of one doctor, two nurses and two volunteers who see patients and treat them.

01 Mar 2018 description

Papua New Guinea/Kuala Lumpur, 1 March 2018 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 209,000 Swiss Francs (221,000 US Dollars) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to support the needs of 2,000 people affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck Papua New Guinea on 25 February 2018.