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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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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...

Climate crises Q&A: Why have some recent storms gained so much strength, so quickly?

Global Disaster Preparedness Center 05 Feb 2024
Warming oceans and the El Nino phenomenon have caused some storms to gain strength far more rapidly than predicted. When communities are caught off-gu...

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