Category: Resilience

Video: Japan 18 months on from tsunami


Fuller, Patrick (IFRC)

Eighteen months on from a catastrophic earthquake in Japan, the Japanese Red Cross is helping survivors, like 11-year-old Airi, gain strength from their experiences and help their communities on the road to recovery.

The earthquake, which caused a tsunami and left more than 15,800 people dead, also caused a series of failures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, resulting in the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986.


Iran earthquake: why we’re not calling for funds

Iran Red Crescent volunteers run towards a helicopter

© Ibrahim Malla / IFRC

Last Saturday (11 August 2012), two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 and 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked north-western Iran. At least 180 villages around Ahar, Varzaghan and Heris in East Azerbaijan province have been affected, 21 of which were completely flattened. More than 300 people were killed, and over 3,000 people were injured. More

Two years on: how we’re helping Pakistan recover from the 2010 floods

Volunteer plays with child in Pakistan

© Pakistan Red Crescent

The 2010 Pakistan floods were the worst floods to hit the country in 80 years. Two years ago today, the British Red Cross launched its Pakistan Floods Appeal. Our appeal, plus money drawn from the Disasters Emergency Committee and the Department for International Development, raised a total of £13.5 million.

As well as supporting relief work, this money continues to support recovery projects.


Global goodwill boosted recovery for tsunami victims


Tadateru Konoe shaking hands with Sir Nicholas Young

Cash from British Red Cross donors kick-started work to rebuild lives devastated by last year’s Japanese tsunami, one of the most senior leaders in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has said. Speaking during a visit to London, Tadateru Konoe said the generosity of international donors had brought forward Japanese Red Cross programmes that are helping people recover after the disaster.


Cash grants help Azerbaijan’s displaced families

Women in Azerbaijan

© Nana Chukhua/ICRC

Despite the 1994 ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the two armies exchange fire almost daily over the disputed Nagorny-Karabakh territory, making life difficult for those living along the contested border.

Nana Chukhua, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) economic security delegate in Azerbaijan, talks about the challenges of living and working in such a context: