red crescent Archive

  • This video tutorial walks you through the steps of self-registration on  IFRC’s Learning platform, explaining how to create a new user profile to access the online courses, and takes you through the enrollment process […]

    Tutorial: How to register on IFRC’s Learning platform and enroll in the Stay Safe security course

    This video tutorial walks you through the steps of self-registration on  IFRC’s Learning platform, explaining how to create a new user profile to access the online courses, and takes you through the enrollment process […]

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  • By Maria Hristova It’s not easy to present years of work in two hours, to put volunteers, materials, games and ideas in a few square meters, but the volunteers of […]

    Youth meeting offers a fair to remember

    By Maria Hristova It’s not easy to present years of work in two hours, to put volunteers, materials, games and ideas in a few square meters, but the volunteers of […]

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  • Almost one third of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies around the world have on-going violence-prevention programmes. Today is a day to reflect on our own efforts to create a more equal society.

    International Women’s Day: ending violence must start from the community

    Almost one third of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies around the world have on-going violence-prevention programmes. Today is a day to reflect on our own efforts to create a more equal society.

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  • IFRC Secretary General, Mr Bekele Geleta went on a field visit first in Egypt and then to the border in Tunisia to meet the different actors, to assess the situation, and to reinforce our messages.

    IFRC: Secretary General visit to the Tunisian/Libya border

    IFRC Secretary General, Mr Bekele Geleta went on a field visit first in Egypt and then to the border in Tunisia to meet the different actors, to assess the situation, and to reinforce our messages.

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  • Volunteering polished me and made me blossom as I have availed myself of the chance to help and serve my country through this platform in the time of disaster. It makes me so satisfied to see myself helping those who are in crisis. I suppose volunteering for the purpose of humanity has always been gratifying and a great source of pride as one grows with the spirit of serving   vulnerable communities.

    International Women’s Day – Profile of Maria Ashraf Khan

    Volunteering polished me and made me blossom as I have availed myself of the chance to help and serve my country through this platform in the time of disaster. It makes me so satisfied to see myself helping those who are in crisis. I suppose volunteering for the purpose of humanity has always been gratifying and a great source of pride as one grows with the spirit of serving vulnerable communities.

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  • It’s hot. There is no water to drink. She’s walking in mud that is almost a foot deep. But Kalsoom Jhatial doesn’t mind because she’s following one of her passions. The 17 year old college student is volunteering for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

    Following the passion of volunteering

    It’s hot. There is no water to drink. She’s walking in mud that is almost a foot deep. But Kalsoom Jhatial doesn’t mind because she’s following one of her passions. The 17 year old college student is volunteering for the Pakistan Red Crescent Society.

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  • By Durga Poudel Whether climate change is an issue or not is no longer a question: climate change is a reality. However it would not be such a big problem […]

    COP16: Dangerous Habits

    By Durga Poudel Whether climate change is an issue or not is no longer a question: climate change is a reality. However it would not be such a big problem […]

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  • By Sarah St. John
During our first guided visit to the COP 16 plennary sessions held in the Moon Palace, Madeleen Helmer, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Climate Centre, shared with our delegation of youth delegates an important poin: while negotiations are often a very slow process and may not lead to great global decisions, meeting together as a global society is much more than pure decision malking. It is about coming together as one community discussing an issue that affects of all.

    COP16: The UNFCCC Negotiations – More than Global Decision Making

    By Sarah St. John During our first guided visit to the COP 16 plennary sessions held in the Moon Palace, Madeleen Helmer, head of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Climate Centre, shared with our delegation of youth delegates an important poin: while negotiations are often a very slow process and may not lead to great global decisions, meeting together as a global society is much more than pure decision malking. It is about coming together as one community discussing an issue that affects of all.

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  • It has  been some weeks now since the devastating Monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, directly affecting one fifth of the country, causing the death of over 1,600 to date and displacing as many as 20 million citizens. Relief & rehabilitation work has already begun...

    Pakistan: efficient water purification mechanisms are needed – a personal account

    It has been some weeks now since the devastating Monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Pakistan, directly affecting one fifth of the country, causing the death of over 1,600 to date and displacing as many as 20 million citizens. Relief & rehabilitation work has already begun...

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  • In Pakistan today, 17 million people have been affected by what is now the worst flooding in the country's history. Over 1.23 million houses have been damaged. at least 1,500 have already died, and more than 2,000 have been injured.

The video slide show below will give you some idea of how the people of Pakistan have been affected, and how the Red Cross Red Crescent has reacted quickly to provide assistance to those in the greatest need.

    Pakistan: This is real. This is now. You can make a difference.

    In Pakistan today, 17 million people have been affected by what is now the worst flooding in the country's history. Over 1.23 million houses have been damaged. at least 1,500 have already died, and more than 2,000 have been injured. The video slide show below will give you some idea of how the people of Pakistan have been affected, and how the Red Cross Red Crescent has reacted quickly to provide assistance to those in the greatest need.

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  • “Climate change” said the badminton player from USA. “Racism” said the athlete from Cyprus, “Malaria” added the two girls from Mali. These young athletes did not take long to identify today’s most important global issues when we asked them during out workshop on humanitarian storytelling.

    Singapore: “What are the challenges our world faces today?”

    “Climate change” said the badminton player from USA. “Racism” said the athlete from Cyprus, “Malaria” added the two girls from Mali. These young athletes did not take long to identify today’s most important global issues when we asked them during out workshop on humanitarian storytelling.

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  • Moon Dae Sun was not a very popular gold medallist. At least not in the sports arena immediately after he had knocked out his opponent after two minutes in the taekwondo final. However, Moon Dae Sun went back to the knocked out finalist, helped him stand up and arm-in-arm, they went around the arena to greet and thank the audience.
Speaking to young athletes during our workshop, Moon Dae Soon’s key message was to treat everybody with respect...

    Singapore: RESPECT!

    Moon Dae Sun was not a very popular gold medallist. At least not in the sports arena immediately after he had knocked out his opponent after two minutes in the taekwondo final. However, Moon Dae Sun went back to the knocked out finalist, helped him stand up and arm-in-arm, they went around the arena to greet and thank the audience. Speaking to young athletes during our workshop, Moon Dae Soon’s key message was to treat everybody with respect...

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  • You get evidence of this “experience” every minute and every hour spent the village, where young athletes from all over the world curiously try to learn more about other countries by visiting the many booths – these days from the Americas and the Pacific – and playing foosball and other games as well as taking photos with each other of course...

    Singapore: The spirit and the spirits!

    You get evidence of this “experience” every minute and every hour spent the village, where young athletes from all over the world curiously try to learn more about other countries by visiting the many booths – these days from the Americas and the Pacific – and playing foosball and other games as well as taking photos with each other of course...

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  • The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is proud very of their volunteers. Day-after-day the number of volunteers of the Red Crescent continues to grow; at present there are more than one hundred thousand volunteers. As the number of challenges increases, so to does the commitment of the volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.

    Bangladesh Red Crescent Society: always ready, always there

    The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is proud very of their volunteers. Day-after-day the number of volunteers of the Red Crescent continues to grow; at present there are more than one hundred thousand volunteers. As the number of challenges increases, so to does the commitment of the volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.

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  • Let them through and keep them safe is an essay competition for postgraduate and undergraduate journalism students organized by the Australian Red Cross and New Zealand Red Cross together with the ICRC. The competition aims to promote an understanding of international humanitarian law and its underlying principles.

    Opportunity: Let them through and keep them safe

    Let them through and keep them safe is an essay competition for postgraduate and undergraduate journalism students organized by the Australian Red Cross and New Zealand Red Cross together with the ICRC. The competition aims to promote an understanding of international humanitarian law and its underlying principles.

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