New project to strengthen local disaster preparedness and response capacities

New project to strengthen local disaster preparedness and response capacities

PIROI-member National Societies have received assistance with their disaster preparedness and response work for a number of years already. Until now most of this support has been provided at central level, with capacity-building focusing on Red Cross/Red Crescent head...
An emergency plan to assist those affected by Cyclone BELNA in Madagascar

An emergency plan to assist those affected by Cyclone BELNA in Madagascar

After passing close to Mayotte, tropical cyclone Belna struck the west coast of Madagascar on 9 December 2019. Malagasy Red Cross (MRC) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement quickly took action to meet the needs of communities affected by the...
Cyclone Belna: Mobilisation of the PIROI delegation in Mayotte

Cyclone Belna: Mobilisation of the PIROI delegation in Mayotte

Mayotte had not been struck by a cyclone since Kamisy in 1984, however in early December 2019 Belna posed a serious threat to the French island, prompting PIROI and its partners to take immediate measures. Mayotte On Friday 6 December, the weather system was...
Public health in emergencies training course

Public health in emergencies training course

Climate change poses a threat to public health, in particular because it leads to an increase in deaths and illnesses related to natural and health disasters*. This is why the French Red Cross’s Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform has now adapted its approach...
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