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Over 57 million affected by climate disasters across Asia Pacific...

15/12/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur, 15 December 2021 – Asia and the Pacific have experienced relentless and unpredictable climate-related disasters in 2021, severely affecting more than 57 million people during the peak of the global pandemic. In 2021, the Internatio...

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15/12/2021
Over 57 million affected by climate disasters across...
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Over 57 million affected by climate disasters across...
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Ethiopia: IFRC steps up emergency response amid “overwhelming hum...

09/12/2021 | Press release

09 December 2021, Addis, Nairobi, Geneva—The ongoing conflict in Ethiopia has affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. The year-long fighting—combined with other existing hazards—has resulted in a worrying humanitarian situatio...

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09/12/2021
Ethiopia: IFRC steps up emergency response amid “ove...
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Ethiopia: IFRC steps up emergency response amid “ove...
09/12/2021
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Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Semeru eruption...

06/12/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Jakarta, 6 December 2021 – Rescuing survivors, providing medical care and helping people whose homes have been buried by ash and debris are critical priorities after Mount Semeru volcano eruptions in East Java, Indonesia. Indonesian...

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06/12/2021
Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Se...
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Indonesia: Rescue and relief critical after Mount Se...
06/12/2021
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IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian President Vladi...

06/12/2021 | Press release

Moscow/Geneva, 6 December 2021 – The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Francesco Rocca, met in the late afternoon of the 5th of December with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir...

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06/12/2021
IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian Pr...
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IFRC President Francesco Rocca meets with Russian Pr...
06/12/2021
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EU and IFRC support people affected by the water crisis and droug...

03/12/2021 | Press release

Damascus, 3 December 2021 – In response to the severe water crisis and drought in Syria, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 748,000 CHF (709,000 EUR) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund. ...

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03/12/2021
EU and IFRC support people affected by the water cri...
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EU and IFRC support people affected by the water cri...
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