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IFRC appeals for assistance as floods and landslides leave thousands homeless in Nepal

In recent weeks, severe monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Nepal ...

IFRC vice president Francesco Rocca visits the Palestine Red Crescent Society

IFRC vice president Francesco Rocca has visited the occupied Palestine territories to see the ...

Appeal increased to support more families displaced by violence in Central African Republic

The impact of the violence that erupted in Central African Republic (CAR) in December continues ...

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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WDR2013

World Disasters Report – Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action

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Syria

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 postgraduate certificate in social and voluntary sector leadership

Leadership development in this sector is more important than ever because it enables an ...

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

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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Be a volunteer!

Volunteers are at the heart of everything the Red Cross Red Crescent does. From first aid and disaster response to health and hygiene promotion, our 13 million volunteers are leading the way all over the world.

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Open position

The IFRC is recruiting a Chief Human Resources Officer. This individual will provide global leadership, strategic direction and best-practice delivery of HR services to the IFRC secretariat.

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