Comoros emergency: Comoros Red Crescent volunteer Younoussa shares his story

Ngazidja is a volcanic island in the Comoros, an archipelago located in the Mozambique Canal. On the night of 24 April, this little-known island of the Indian Ocean was hit by Intense Tropical Cyclone Kenneth: the cyclone’s eye passed only 50 km off the...

Strengthen community resilience by training national Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA) coordinators

This week PIROI’s training centre organised its first regional training course on Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA) methodology. The course was held Monday to Friday in Mauritius, and was attended by 19 participants from eight Red Cross and Red...

Two months after Cyclone Kenneth: focus on disaster response operations

On the night of Wednesday 24 to Thursday 25 April 2019, tropical cyclone Kenneth swept past the Comoros archipelago, mainly affecting the island of Grande Comore and to a lesser extent the neighbouring islands of Anjouan and Mohéli. Given the large number...

Training Paré pas Paré volunteers to facilitate the story telling of ‘Island of a thousand dangers’

The Paré pas Paré project and its mascot Timoun the turtle have been raising awareness in Reunion about reducing vulnerability to natural disaster risks since 2011. PIROI aims to develop the educational resource ‘Island of a thousand dangers’ (known...



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