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World Disasters Report 2020 highlights role of smart financing and space-based information in humanitarian response

Cover of the IFRC World Disasters Report 2020. Image: Indian Red Cross Society.

A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian aid network highlights global disasters, populations most vulnerable to them and the efforts of local institutions in preventing, preparing for and responding to them.

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Thu, 19/11/2020 - 15:05

2018 World Disasters Report warns about gaps in humanitarian response sector

World Disasters Report 2018 launch at the United Nations Office in Vienna. Image: UNIS.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Austrian Red Cross presented the 2018 World Disasters Report at the United Nations in Vienna on 12 November. The report addresses the need to fill the gaps in humanitarian assistance coverage to avoid the exclusion of the most vulnerable people. Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in the launch.

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Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:42

World Disaster Report 2014 launched by Red Cross Red Crescent

World Disasters Report 2014: Culture and Risk

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched its yearly World Disasters Report (WDR) on 28 October 2014, focusing on culture as a major factor for disaster risk reduction. The inauguration ceremony took place yesterday afternoon at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.

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Wed, 29/10/2014 - 09:42

Disaster Resilience Journal: 42 Days of Disaster Resilience

For 42 days, the journal will present compelling stories about resilient people

Since 22 September 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the European Commission have been publishing daily stories of resilient people around the globe via social media, blogs and word of mouth in their new "Disaster Resilience Journal" media campaign.

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Tue, 30/09/2014 - 13:54

UN-SPIDER and IFRC present 2013 World Disasters Report

The 2013 edition of the World Disasters Report, with a focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action, was launched on 30 October 2013 at the Vienna International Centre. The launch was organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Embassy of Norway in Vienna and the Austrian Red Cross.

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Wed, 30/10/2013 - 12:02

Launch of the 2013 IFRC World Disasters Report

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Using technology to improve humanitarian action and save lives is a responsibility, not a choice!

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nation Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), the Royal Norwegian Embassy Permanent Mission to the International Organisations in Vienna and the Austrian Red Cross are jointly organizing the presentation of the 2013 edition of the World Disasters Report with Focus on technology and the future of humanitarian action.

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30/10/2013

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Mon, 28/10/2013

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Vienna International Centre, C-Building, Conference Room C1, (2nd Floor), Vienna, AUSTRIA

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Vienna

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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), United Nation Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA), Royal Norwegian Embassy Permanent Mission to the International Organisations in Vienna and Austrian Red Cross

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Cold Wave DREF operation no. MDRBA002

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies. The DREF is a vital part of the International Federation's disaster response system and increases the ability of national societies to respond to disasters.

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Cold Wave in Bosnia and Herzegovina January 2009

Wintry conditions in Sokolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 17 January 2009.

Source: IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)

http://www.ifrc.org/docs/appeals/09/MDRBA002do.pdf

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