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The national documents category is now live on the IFRC Disaster Law Database
|Global|News
The national documents category is now live on the IFRC Disaster Law Database, the world’s largest collection of documents relating to disaster law
NBS
|Global|Video
A new report shows that nature-based solutions could reduce the intensity of climate and weather-related hazards by a staggering 26 per cent, in a world where over 3.3 billion people live in places that are highly vulnerable to climate change. The study from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and WWF highlights how the power of nature to protect people is being overlooked.
Aux role
|Global|News
The auxiliary role of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is a unique and special status, enabling National Societies to engage and contribute to national humanitarian preparedness and response.  
IDEAL online seminar - Domestic approaches to COVID-19
1 June, 2022|Singapore|Event
GPDRR web story
|Global|Video
Strengthening disaster and climate risk governance sits high on the agenda at the world’s foremost gathering on disaster risk reduction, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 (GPDRR), in Indonesia, 23-28 May 2022.
Being Better Prepared
27 May, 2022|Asia Pacific|Event
Join humanitarian and public health emergency experts from across Asia Pacific to discuss building back better and enhancing preparedness for future pandemics by looking at how public health and disaster laws and institutions can work together.
Finau Heuifanga Leveni
|Asia Pacific|News
Finau Heuifanga Leveni is our Disaster Law Coordinator for Asia Pacific. Finau starts the role in May 2022 and is based in Thailand, although from the interview below you will see that she is not new to IFRC at all!
South Sudan Red Cross
|Africa|News
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies across Africa are supporting their governments to develop and strengthen integrated disaster risk management (DRM) and climate-related law and policy frameworks in 2022. 
IDEAL Seminar
28 April, 2022|Global|Event
The IDEAL networks' first seminar for 2022 has been scheduled for 28 April 2022.
This report looks at the intersection of public health emergencies and disaster risk management systems in the Pacific, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Fiji|News
IFRC Disaster Law’s new report - Law, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies in the Pacific, looks at the intersection of public health emergencies and disaster risk management systems in the Pacific, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disasters and PHE in the Pacific
7 April, 2022|Pacific|Event
Join us for the launch of the report on Disasters and Public Health Emergencies in the Pacific.
YIDL issue 3 cover
|Global|News
IFRC Disaster Law is pleased to support the latest issue of the Yearbook of International Disaster Law (YIDL) on health and international disaster law.
Community advocacy in Honduras
|Honduras|News
A community in Honduras hit by both Hurricanes Eta and Iota has shown how they can use their voices to empower their community and change lives through legislative advocacy training. 
IFRC at the disaster simulation exercise
|Central America|News
IFRC Disaster Law joined CEPREDENAC’s (Coordination Center for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America) Second Regional Simulation of Humanitarian Assistance in Central America and the Dominican Republic, held in Guatemala City, Guatemala, from 31 January to 4 February.
Public launch of the GHSA LP AP
31 March, 2022|Global|Event
Public Launch of the GHSA Legal Preparedness Action Package: Developing a critical public health capacity for greater global health security
Rutledge Africa
|Africa|News
The newly published Rutledge Handbook of Public Policy in Africa features a chapter on disaster law, written by María Mercedes Martínez, from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).  
Destruction after a typhoon in the Philippines
|Global|News
Research from IFRC Disaster Law and the School of Law of University College Cork explored how climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) can be effectively integrated through law and policy.
Fiji COP CS picture
|Global|News
As world leaders gather for COP 26, IFRC Disaster Law is calling for greater coherence across climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and development agendas at national and international levels.
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