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Blog October 12, 2021

What can Africa learn from other countries about combatting severe floods

This blog shares insights from a PhD researcher about how Africa can learn from other countries to collaboratively improve forecasting, preparation and early action ahead of flood events.

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Blog September 28, 2021

Impact-based Forecasting

Impact Based Forecasting for typhoons in the Philippines

From an initiative started by volunteers, to interagency adoption

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September 16, 2021

Forecast-based Financing for flash floods: a Flash Flood Confidence Index

This blog explains the collaborative work done by researchers and practitioners to develop an index to generate flash flood historical data, a first step towards developing an Early Action Protocol. …

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Participants of the regional event
News September 15, 2021

GIS & Mapping

FbF organizes network of Information Management and GIS Specialists in Latin America

With the participation of representatives from the Peruvian Red Cross, Ecuadorian Red Cross, Guatemalan Red Cross, Honduran Red Cross, Nicaraguan Red Cross and Costa Rican Red Cross, the first …

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Participants of the regional event
News September 15, 2021

GIS & Mapping

FbF organiza red de Especialistas en Manejo de Información y SIG en América Latina

Con la participación de representantes de Cruz Roja Peruana, Cruz Roja Ecuatoriana, Cruz Roja Guatemalteca, Cruz Roja Hondureña, Cruz Roja Nicaragüense y Cruz Roja Costarricense se realizó del 6 al …

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Women receive dignity kit
Blog September 15, 2021

Gender & Inclusion

Mitigating gender-based violence risks: how anticipatory action supports safety and access to services for women and girls

In disasters, women and children are 14 times more likely to die than men. This can be due to a range of factors. To unleash this potential, gender analyses of vulnerabilities and coping strategies …

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Blog September 14, 2021

Food Insecurity

Forecast-based financing for drought in Niger

To enhance communities’ resilience to drought, and to increase their food and nutritional security, the Niger Red Cross is implementing forecast-based financing for droughts in the Zinder region. …

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Blog September 14, 2021

Networks & Conferences , Scaling up

Reflections on the High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action

A High-level Humanitarian Event on Anticipatory Action, convened by OCHA and the Governments of Germany and the UK, took place on 9 September 2021. This brought together leaders from across …

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Blog September 13, 2021

Forecast

Using global forecasts to support humanitarian decision making during major tropical cyclones

Tropical Cyclones (or Hurricanes as they are called in the Atlantic) are the most powerful storms on earth. They cause destruction from strong winds and coastal flooding where they make landfall and …

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Blog September 13, 2021

Getting ahead of Cholera and Putting Cholera behind

With the knowledge garnered in the last two hundred years, we should have enough tools and strategies to prevent, control, and eliminate a disease that belongs in a library, between voluminous tomes …

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