Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management

Integrating Persons With Disabilities in CDRT and CERT Training

Persons with disabilities and other persons within vulnerable groups, can be disproportionately impacted by disasters and can therefore be more negatively impacted by disasters. The IFRC fully endorses the inclusion and the active participation of persons within vulnerable and marginalized groups in all community discussions and trainings. A great regional example of this is a

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Flood Resilience Alliance: Philippines Country Briefing

The Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance is a multi-sectoral partnership focusing on finding practical ways to help communities in developed and developing countries strengthen their resilience to flood risk. This briefing summarises the work of Plan International and Philippines Red Cross, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in

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Building a Resilient Future: 20+ Tools and Resources for Disaster Risk Reduction

It’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, so let’s discuss how we can make our communities safer and more resilient. Held every October 13th, the International Day for DRR was established to promote a culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. At GDPC, we are committed to providing practitioners with the knowledge and tools necessary to

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Pathways toward change: A model for growth Insights from the Mexican Red Cross’ Flood Resilience Program

This case study explores the model used by the Mexican Red Cross to set up their Alliance program for long-term operation, scalability, and impact. The details of the program’s growth and expansion are particular to the Mexican Red Cross’ experience, which are the result of in-depth collaboration with communities, socio-cultural dynamics, Red Cross working methods,

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Un modelo de crecimiento: las vías hacia el cambio Experiencias del Proyecto de Resiliencia ante Inundaciones de la Cruz Roja Mexicana

Este caso de estudio explora el modelo utilizado por la Cruz Roja Mexicana para la implementación, escalamiento e impacto del proyecto a largo plazo dentro de la Alianza. Los detalles del crecimiento y la expansión son particulares y resultado de una profunda colaboración con las comunidades, del entendimiento de las dinámicas socioculturales, del desarrollo de

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Spatial analysis of elements at risk and household vulnerability to landslide hazards on Mt. Elgon, Uganda

Landslide hazards have in the last 10 years become more prominent on the Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda often culminating into disasters. In this study, the community was assessed on their vulnerability to landslide hazards and the efficacy of existing institutional mechanisms with a view of improving resilience and disaster risk reduction. The study area

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Anticipatory action to manage climate risks: Lessons from the Red Cross Red Crescent in Southern Africa, Bangladesh, and beyond

Anticipatory action (AA) is a growing area of climate and disaster risk management that emphasizes the use of climate services and risk analyses to predict where crises might strike and enable action to prevent or mitigate impacts before disasters occur. Based on interviews with stakeholders involved in Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) AA programs in

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IFRC STRATEGY 2030

“Strategy 2030[1] sets out how the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) will build on over 100 years of striving for a more humane and peaceful world and adapt to emerging 21st century challenges. It ensures we will remain a dynamic global network of organizations that are fit for purpose and can best

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Aprender de la inundaciones 2020 en Tabasco: Ir más allá de las infraestructuras grises

En octubre y noviembre del 2020, en México, una serie de frentes fríos y dos ciclones detonaron graves inundaciones en los estados de Chiapas, Tabasco y Veracruz. En el estado de Tabasco, durante el mes de noviembre, se registró una importante precipitación pluvial, las inundaciones, los deslizamientos de tierra y la descarga de agua de

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