International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network that reaches 150 million people in 190 National Societies through the work of over 17 million volunteers.

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The humanitarian price of climate change and how it can be avoided
20 Sep 2019

This report, prepared by the world’s largest humanitarian network, warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050. It suggests that this rising human toll will come with a huge financial price tag,...


16 Jul 2019

This guide offers urban planners and city authorities an authoritative summary of the actions they can take to reduce the danger of heatwaves, which are defined as a period of time when temperatures, or temperature in combination with other factors, are unusually high and hazardous...


18 Jul 2018

More must be done to protect women, men and children from sexual and gender-based violence after disasters, say the authors of this report.


Focus on early warning, early action
18 Jun 2009

Early warning systems have been proved beyond doubt to save lives and reduce economic losses at all levels, but they are still not an integral part of disaster management and risk reduction globally. Nor is early action an effective and timely response to early warning,...


Focus on HIV and AIDS
17 Jun 2008

Published annually since 1993, the World Disasters Report brings together the latest trends, facts and analysis of contemporary crises. The AIDS epidemic is a disaster on many levels.

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