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Exploring co-benefits: Community-centred resilience building in times of Covid-19

Jonathan Ulrich 18 May 2021

As Covid-19 continues to affect communities globally, humanitarian and development organizations need to adapt our way of working. This case study from the Red Cross in the Philippines shows how …

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Mapping the knowledge-building of a global network

Nesrine Aouinti 19 Apr 2021
Why are we mapping research? As a member of the Red Cross Red Crescent Research Consortium (RC3), the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) devel...

Migrants hit an “invisible wall” in accessing COVID-19 care and vaccines

Nesrine Aouinti 06 Apr 2021
Originally posted on IFRC website: Geneva, 9 March 2021 – A new report released today documents an “invisible wall” that has blocked migrants fr...

Taking large-scale action to raise disaster risk awareness in Albania

Jonathan Ulrich 30 Mar 2021
On the latest International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Albanian Red Cross partnered with the National Agency for Civil Protection, the Minis...

Adaptability in Times of Covid-19: Exploring Digital Resilience Building

Jonathan Ulrich 26 Mar 2021
Traditional on-site and face-to-face resilience building activities are unavailable to humanitarian and development organizations due to the Coronavir...

The Blue Guide To Coastal Resilience, Protecting Coastal Communities Through Nature-based Solutions

Nesrine Aouinti 10 Feb 2021
On February 2, 2021, the Nature Conservancy published The Blue Guide to Coastal Resilience that provides Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planners a...

Data Readiness Toolkit Launched to Build Competencies of National Societies

Celine Erickson 05 Jan 2021
New DATA READINESS TOOLKIT aims to build data competencies across the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement The Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) h...

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1st Asia Pacific Regional Heatwave Meeting: Key Recommendations and Call to Action
Lucy Price 12 May 2021
1st Asia Pacific Regional Heatwave Meeting : a collective success of policy, praxis, research, and humanitarian leadership Heatwaves, or silent disast...
Taking large-scale action to raise disaster risk awareness in Albania
Jonathan Ulrich 30 Mar 2021
On the latest International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Albanian Red Cross partnered with the National Agency for Civil Protection, the Minis...
Tackling Social Stigma Around COVID-19
Bonnie Haskell 13 Mar 2020
Ombretta Baggio, IFRC Senior Advisor, Community Engagement and Accountability In more than two months, the number of people confirmed to have been inf...
The Importance of Mental Preparedness Prior to a Major Natural Disaster
The Importance of Mental Preparedness Prior to a Major Natural Disaster
Courtney Myers 04 Dec 2017
In 1980, Mount St. Helens experienced a major volcanic eruption. More than 57 people were killed as a direct result of the eruption, which experts bel...
Team Firestopper – Preventing Fire Before They Start in Central California
Team Firestopper – Preventing Fire Before They Start in Central California
Global Disaster Preparedness Center 03 Jun 2014
Fire remains one of the leading causes of unintentional deaths in California and the Nation and accounts for 90 percent of annual disaster responses b...