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Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon

Two hours before the distribution started, temperature was two degrees below zero, but many of ...

New radio show in Bangladesh puts the Red Crescent in touch with communities

As a step to improve community communications, the very first live call-in radio programme was ...

Showing solidarity as Ebola hits new districts in Sierra Leone

Since Kono became the latest Ebola hotspot in Sierra Leone, the Red Cross has trained two new ...

Annual Report

Information on operations, income, expenditure and complex disasters in the 2013 Annual Report.

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Disaster law

Strong disaster law can make communities safer and response operations more effective.

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World Disasters Report – Focus on culture and risk

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The latest on the Movement response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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About Learning | Education | Training

The Learning | Education | Training (LET) hub supports individuals and organizations with their ...

Online course in humanitarian diplomacy

Application deadline: 12 January 2015 Start date: 23 February 2015   The online course in...

Important notice!

There are a number of fraudulent web sites which are using the Red Cross Red Crescent emblems to request donations for disaster relief. Please treat these web sites as suspicious.

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Health and care activities in the IFRC include first aid and emergency response as well as epidemic control, programmes in health promotion and prevention, addressing stigma, providing psychosocial care and community empowerment.

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Strategy 2020

Strategy 2020 guides the actions of the IFRC. It defines three strategic aims and three enabling actions for the IFRC and its member National Societies in order to achieve the common vision.

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