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After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza

The situation in the Gaza Strip continues to be extremely challenging for civilians and aid ...

A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases

Polluted water supplies, hot weather and serious water shortages are bringing the threat of ...

Get tested, get treated: How communities and volunteers can play a key role in the fight against HIV

Millions of men and women around the world volunteer their time to help people living with HIV ...

Annual Report

Information on operations, income, expenditure and complex disasters in the 2012 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 technology and the future of humanitarian action

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

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

Online postgraduate certificate in social and voluntary sector leadership

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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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