Type: Report

Drought, desertification, displacement and migration: can nature offer part of the solution? IFRC, 2022

This paper is the result of an event that took place on the 10th of November 2021 as part of the Development and Climate Days at UNFCCC COP26. This paper will summarize the key points of discussion from the four expert panelists, representing environmental and humanitarian perspectives, from both practice and policy, in combating drought …

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Working with nature to protect people: How Nature-Based Solutions reduce climate change and weather-related disasters

Communities across the world are experiencing the growing devastating impacts of climate change and weather-related disasters. The resulting social, economic and environmental impacts are disproportionately affecting the world’s most vulnerable people. Without urgent action to combat climate change, build climate resilience and reduce the risk of climate change and weather-related disasters, these disasters will continue …

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Cash and Voucher Assistance in Migration Context: Voices of Migrants (Colombia (En/Sp), Niger (En/Fr) , Kenya)

In recent years, CVA has become increasingly relevant in humanitarian responses. Organizations have developed an interest in exploring their multiple benefits. Implementing delivery mechanisms suited to a variety of contexts, both in emergencies and early recovery, promotes accountability mechanisms that identify condition-based community preferences by gathering information from communities themselves. In most cases, technological advances …

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Dignifying, Diverse and Desired-Cash and Vouchers as Humanitarian Assistance for Migrants

Over the past decade, Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) has been increasingly recognized as a dignifying modality of assistance when seeking to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable, offering choices to affected communities and being more cost-effective and time-efficient in many scenarios. Yet, the modality still faces acceptance challenges when its use is explored …

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Examples of Urban Projects from Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies

The IFRC dedicated the World Disasters Report in 2010 to “Urban Risks”. Besides putting a spotlight on the rising vulnerabilities, the report highlighted that urban communities are capable of finding their own solutions, asserting their rights, and playing a full role in post-disaster recovery and risk reduction. In 2012, the IFRC Asia Pacific (AP) region …

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Loneliness among children and youth in Norway

The aim of this report is to contribute to increased knowledge of what loneliness means to children and young people, and how we as a society can help prevent it. By putting into words what for many is still perceived as shameful, we hope to be able to help break down taboos

“They Do not Get a Chance”

There are children and youth in Norway who lack predictable, adequate, or safe housing. Some might face risks of domestic violence, struggle with substance abuse, have mental health challenges or live in poverty, the background of these young people is, however, not uniform.

The value of Norwegian Red Cross domestic volunteering in 2019

Menon Economics has developed a method for the Norwegian Red Cross to estimate the monetary value of the work of Red Cross’ volunteers in Norway during 2019 – a volunteering account. The volunteering account covers 63 national activities with more than 57 300 volunteers[1]. Based on an independent assessment of each activity and the volunteers’ estimated …

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1st Asia Pacific Urban Community Resilience Hub Meeting Report

In the context of a rapidly urbanizing Asia Pacific region, the number of people exposed to hazards, shocks, and stresses is increasing, leading to bigger risk and vulnerability. At the same time, people living in cities are themselves agents of change and have significant resources, skills, and capacities to bring together resilience efforts in their own …

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