Nature-based Solutions

Protecting nature, protecting lives: Guidance, training and tools for nature-based solutions to disaster risk reduction

ALERT HUB INITIATIVE

Expanding the reach of fast, reliable, and accurate early warning messages to people at risk through promoting the use of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)

HEAT TOOLKIT

Resources developed by the Red Cross Red Crescent Network to help communities prepare for heat waves.

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Future of Urban for Red Cross Red Crescent

09 May 2024

THIS THOUGHT PIECE IS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR IFRC SOLFERINO ACADEMYAuthors: Aynur Kadihasanoglu (lead author), Julie Arrighi and Ian O’Donnell For most of humanity, the future involves living in cities. According to UN in the coming decades 1.4 million people will be added to urban areas each week. Meanwhile, urban land area could triple globally from 2000 to 2030. Cities are also engines of national and global growth, accounting for 80 percent of global economic output. At the same time cities […]

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Empowering Communities, Influencing National Change: The Mexican Red Cross’ Approach to Flood Resilience

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 05 Jun 2024
Leading the way in strengthening community resilience, the Mexican Red Cross is at the forefront of impactful disaster preparedness and risk reduction...

Digital mapping the cities and communities to understand risks and vulnerabilities

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 20 Apr 2024
Around ending of December to January month as a way of complimenting the achievements of the previous City-Wide Risk Assessment Tanzania Red Cross Soc...

Beating the Heat: American Red Cross’ Heat Wave Preparedness in Texas

Avatar photo Adriana Mangones 19 Apr 2024
2023 was officially named the hottest year on record, marked by scorching heat waves across the globe. With heat waves projected to increase in both f...

From Challenge to Change: The journey of Extreme Heat in Indonesia begins here

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 16 Apr 2024
In the tapestry of natural disasters woven into the landscape of Indonesia through Law No. 24 of 2007, there are no elements of extreme heat or heat w...

City-Wide Risk Assessment: A system Centric Approach for Building Resilient Coastal Cities in Bangladesh

Avatar photo Aynur Kadihasanoglu 16 Apr 2024
Bangladesh’s southern coast faces frequent extreme weather events like cyclones, tidal surges, tsunamis, floods. Climate-induced risks disrupt t...

Upskilling for Resilience: A Guide to Free Online Disaster Preparedness Training

Avatar photo Mira Adam 07 Apr 2024
As disasters continue to challenge communities worldwide, it is crucial for disaster management practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest knowl...

Data Ecosystems: Fostering Cross-Border Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mercedes Aguerre 25 Mar 2024
By Anouck Adrot (Université Paris-Dauphine PSL) and Mercedes Aguerre (Croix Rouge Française) Cross-border data sharing strengthens disaster prepared...

From Oyster Castles to Virtual Reality: Hong Kong Red Cross’ Innovative Approach to Building Resilience

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 12 Mar 2024
At the forefront of building resilient communities, the Hong Kong Red Cross (Branch of Red Cross Society of China) is leading exciting disaster prepar...

Navigating the “dog days:” Experience of the Mexican Red Cross during 2023 heatwaves

Avatar photo Adriana Mangones 23 Feb 2024
2023 was officially named the hottest year on record, marked by scorching heat waves across the globe. With heat waves projected to increase in both f...

Use of AI in health emergencies: Insights from a simulated telephone survey

Avatar photo Philippe Borremans 07 Feb 2024
In public health emergencies, timely and accurate information is crucial for effective response strategies. My experiment looks at how artificial inte...

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Extreme Heat

Resources developed by the RCRC Network to help communities prepare for heat waves

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Teen Prep Kit

Created by teens for teens, this kit offers a fun and accessible way to learn about preparedness

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Humanitarian Service Points

Guidance to support National Societies and partners to establish and operate HSPs

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Case Study

Cyclone Mocha Case Study

10 Jun 2024
Cyclone Mocha, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Myanmar on May 14, 2023, causing significant damage in coastal areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar. Despite the challenges, Bangladesh’s disaster management efforts, led by the Cyclone Preparedness Programme, successfully evacuated over 700,000 p... Read More

Coastal Hazards in Cities Fact Sheets

04 Jun 2024
Coastal Hazards in Cities Fact Sheet #1 Flooding 2024.06.04 Coastal Hazards in Cities Fact Sheet #2 Tropical Storms 2024.06.04 Coastal Hazards in Cities Fact Sheet #3 Landslides 2024.06.04 Read More

Thriving: Making Cities Green, Resilient, and Inclusive in a Changing Climate

03 Jun 2024
This is a summary of the recent report issued by the World Bank. You can download the full report here. Why coastal cities in low- and middle-income countries are facing greater threats from the climate change: Climate change is exposing cities to increasingly frequent extreme weather events. Global... Read More

Hand fan with key messages

28 May 2024
Since 2018, the Philippine Red Cross, as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, has worked to increase flood resilience in vulnerable communities in rural and urban contexts of the Philippines. Following the application of the Flood Resilience Measurement for Communities (FRMC) tool, develope... Read More

Postcards for floods resilience in the Philippines

28 May 2024
Since 2018, the Philippine Red Cross, as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, has worked to increase flood resilience in vulnerable communities in rural and urban contexts of the Philippines. In order to increase visibility and awareness of the Flood Resilience Alliance in the Philippines, ... Read More

Brochure on Flood Resilience Alliance activities in Pangasinan, Pasig & Pateros, Philippines

28 May 2024
Since 2018, the Philippine Red Cross, as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, has worked to increase flood resilience in vulnerable communities in rural and urban contexts of the Philippines. This brochure was used to raise awareness of the priority areas of work the project is targeting to... Read More

Flood Resilience Alliance in Philippines (Philippine Red Cross) pamphlet

28 May 2024
Since 2018, the Philippine Red Cross, as part of the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance, has worked to increase flood resilience in vulnerable communities in rural and urban contexts of the Philippines. This pamphlet was used to raise awareness of the program with key stakeholders, including the local... Read More
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Teen Prep Kit Leadership and Future Building Activities – Urdu

21 May 2024
The GDPC and the American Red Cross noticed a gap in youth preparedness resources when it comes to teens, where preparedness resources are often curated for adult or child audiences, which leaves teens (ages 13-19) under engaged and underprepared. To address this gap, the Teen Prep Kit was a project... Read More

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