News and events

The world’s first free online disaster law course, Law and Policies for the Protection of the Most Vulnerable, has been launched to increase knowledge of disaster law and how it can help save lives and keep communities safe in disasters.
IDRL Caribbean conference
The Second Caribbean IDRL Workshop, held from November 7-8, 2023, aimed to enhance regional frameworks for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. Organized by IFRC Disaster Law in collaboration with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) and the French Red Cross, the event gathered more than 100 participants, including government representatives, civil society, and Red Cross National Societies from the Caribbean.
Madagascar PDA
A historic pre-disaster agreement to strengthen disaster preparedness and response in Madagascar has been signed by the National Bureau of Disaster and Risk Management, the Malagasy Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Nepal floods
IFRC supports the development of a new treaty based on the Draft Articles on the Protection of Persons in the Event of Disasters to help save lives and keep communities safe by strengthening the management of disasters and disaster risk.
As world leaders gather for COP 28, IFRC Disaster Law is calling for governments to legally mandate and allocate roles and responsibilities for early warning early action (EWEA) to help keep communities safe and save lives
Pilot Disaster Risk Governance Guidelines
IFRC has consolidated its 20 years of research and recommendations on disaster law in a new guidance document, the Guidelines on Disaster Risk Governance. A pilot version of the Guidelines has been released for consultation.
Recovery in Mozambique
A new report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has found that disaster recovery is often overlooked in domestic disaster laws, policies and plans.
Inter American conference
Between June 5-7 2023, National Red Cross and Red Cross Societies in the Americas came together in Nassau, Bahamas for the XXII Red Cross Inter-American Conference with aimed to foster cooperation and networking among National Societies to address common humanitarian challenges and demonstrate their added value as an auxiliary to governments.
Portugal training
The Portuguese Red Cross is working to strengthen its capabilities in legal preparedness for disaster with trainings led by IFRC’s Disaster Law Focal Point for Europe Tommaso Natoli, based at the Italian Red Cross.
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Pacific DL meeting
18 - 19 March, 2024|Event
Aux role
5 June - 5 August, 2024|Event
Asia Pacific
Virtual Exhibition
Nepal floods