International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies


Climate-related extreme weather events and COVID-19

This report reveals that at least 51.6 million people worldwide have been affected by floods, droughts or storms and COVID-19. The analysis, which quantifies the overlapping vulnerability of communities, shows that out of 132 identified unique extreme weather events that have occurred so far in...

The cost of doing nothing

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...

Heatwave guide for cities

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...

The responsibility to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in disasters and crises

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