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In the race against the pandemic, the poorest, most vulnerable, a...

05/11/2021 | Press release

“Around half of the world’s population has now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. This is a tremendous achievement that even just a year ago seemed unfathomable. However, while richer countries are speeding ahead with vaccination c...

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05/11/2021
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Actions must speak louder than words: Five asks to achieve equit...

28/10/2021 | Article

In June 2020, a few months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement jointly called on governments, the private sector, international and civil society organizations to accelerate efforts...

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28/10/2021
Actions must speak louder than words: Five asks to ...
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Actions must speak louder than words: Five asks to ...
28/10/2021
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Communiqué of the Haitian Red Cross, the International Committee ...

28/10/2021 | Article

The events of armed violence and the disruption of fuel distribution continue to hit Haiti and have humanitarian consequences for the population and their access to basic services, particularly health services. Power outages are hampering the func...

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28/10/2021
Communiqué of the Haitian Red Cross, the Internation...
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Communiqué of the Haitian Red Cross, the Internation...
28/10/2021
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Red Cross Red Crescent report reveals extent of the impact on peo...

28/10/2021 | Press release

Geneva, 28 October 2021 – A new report by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the British Red Cross sheds light on the devastating impact of the climate crisis happening today across the globe: the displacement ...

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28/10/2021
Red Cross Red Crescent report reveals extent of the ...
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Red Cross Red Crescent report reveals extent of the ...
28/10/2021
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Urgent action needed as COVID-19 overwhelms PNG health system

25/10/2021 | Press release

Kuala Lumpur/Port Moresby, 22 October 2021 – The International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) calls for concerted international action to support Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a surge in COVID-19 cases overwhelms the country’s ...

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25/10/2021
Urgent action needed as COVID-19 overwhelms PNG heal...
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Urgent action needed as COVID-19 overwhelms PNG heal...
25/10/2021
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