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Storm Daniel ‘medicane’ turns on Libya

September 13, 2023
By the Climate Centre (Since this story was written, the IFRC Thursday announced an emergency […]

Youth

September 13, 2023
The Climate Centre supports young people everywhere who are engaging in critically important local and […]

‘Africa is not just a passive victim of climate change but a strong voice and an actor for global targets’

September 10, 2023
By the Climate Centre Africa Climate Week ended in Nairobi Friday, organized in parallel with […]

Annual Report 2022

September 8, 2023
Read the multimedia version of our 2022 Annual Report here.

Internships

September 8, 2023
A key role for the Climate Centre in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is […]

Extreme weather in southern Europe moves from one end of the scale to the other

September 7, 2023
By the Climate Centre After record-breaking heat and wildfires earlier this summer, National Societies in […]

WMO: Emissions less than a quarter of global average, yet Africa suffers disproportionately from climate change

September 4, 2023
By the Climate Centre Africa is responsible for only a fraction of global emissions but […]

ICPAC: El Niño likely to bring heavy rain to Horn of Africa

August 24, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Nairobi-based IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre said yesterday that […]

Canadian wildfire season: ‘“Unprecedented” doesn’t do it justice’

August 22, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Canadian Red Cross last week launched a national appeal to […]

Reading uni announces project ‘to better understand and predict’ Nile floods in South Sudan, Uganda

August 22, 2023
By the Climate Centre (A version of this story appeared first on the website of […]

NOAA updates forecast for hurricane season to ‘above normal’

August 16, 2023
By the Climate Centre The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) late last week […]

American Red Cross disaster workers ‘from all corners of the country’ assisting on Maui

August 14, 2023
By the Climate Centre The American Red Cross yesterday said at least 220 trained disaster […]

Attribution

August 13, 2023
When an extreme-weather event occurs, people often ask: Is climate change to blame? For decades, […]

IFRC: Climate wreaks havoc in Asia Pacific, causing relentless floods, disease, lethal heat

August 11, 2023
(This story – an IFRC press release issued jointly in Kuala Lumpur, Dhaka and Beijing […]

Norwegian Red Cross mounts biggest-ever domestic response after Storm Hans destruction

August 10, 2023
By the Climate Centre Storm Hans this week brought high winds, intense rain and landslides […]

Blog: Social protection and climate action – where are we heading?

August 9, 2023
By Sayanti Sengupta, Climate Centre, Berlin, and Gala Dahlet, FAO, Rome In a world grappling […]

Policy coherence between social protection and climate action: Initial findings from global studies and projects

August 9, 2023
This brief outlines the shared objectives of social protection and climate action, and explores howincluding […]

Climate-smart programmes and operations for National Societies: a comprehensive new guide from the IFRC

August 7, 2023
By the Climate Centre The IFRC and its specialist Climate Centre today published a comprehensive […]

South Sudan food insecurity: ‘Holding on to hope the rains will not fail’

August 6, 2023
By Anna Wanjiru, IFRC Senior Regional Communications Officer, Nairobi (This story appeared first on the […]

WMO: Warming trend in Asia since 1991 almost double previous three decades

July 28, 2023
By the Climate Centre Extreme weather and the impacts of climate change are intensifying in […]

North American and European heatwaves virtually impossible without climate change – study

July 25, 2023
By the Climate Centre The death toll as wildfires swept across parts of Algeria has […]

IFRC: heatwaves need not be lethal with ‘simple, low-cost measures’

July 18, 2023
By the Climate Centre With red alerts for heat danger issued in at least seven […]

‘It’s raining like never before’ (in Japan)

July 14, 2023
By the Climate Centre Temperatures up to 5°C above average are forecast to continue in […]

10,000 young Red Crescent volunteers in Iran plant ten trees each for people and planet

July 12, 2023
By the IFRC (This story appeared first on the IFRC website on Monday.) Planting a […]

Preliminary data shows the world just had the hottest week on record

July 11, 2023
By the Climate Centre Preliminary data from Japanese scientists shows the average global temperature on […]

International research effort launched to reduce cyclone impacts in Southern Africa

July 9, 2023
By the Climate Centre An international collaboration aimed at improving early warning and enhancing resilience […]

Global warming in Latin America and Caribbean causing ‘vicious circle of spiralling impacts on countries and communities’

July 7, 2023
By the Climate Centre Global warming is accelerating in Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting […]

‘It’s time to act!’: Italian Red Cross launches second phase of climate engagement campaign

July 6, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Italian Red Cross (CRI) today launched the second two-year phase […]

WMO: El Niño is here

July 4, 2023
By the Climate Centre El Niño conditions have developed for the first time in seven […]

Central Africa ‘will struggle to gauge climate risks’ without more investment in meteorological data

June 29, 2023
By the Climate Centre Without help for investment in weather stations, climate science and human […]

Innovation summit 2023: ‘A fantastic opportunity to reimagine humanitarian action’

June 26, 2023
By the Climate Centre Describing the IFRC Global Innovation Summit 2023 as “a fantastic opportunity […]

Humanitarian funding: ‘A crisis within a crisis’

June 23, 2023
By the Climate Centre United Nations Secretary General António Guterres this week said that halfway […]

Red Cross youth training in the Solomon Islands for global climate action

June 21, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society last week conducted a successful […]

Europe, the fastest-warming continent, faces ‘major human, economic, environmental toll’ from climate impacts

June 19, 2023
By the Climate CentreClimate change is taking a “major human, economic and environmental toll in […]

Factor health into adaptation finance – Climate Centre study

June 15, 2023
By the Climate Centre Climate Centre research indicating that adaptation finance for health remains very […]

Mauritania: Thousands of food-insecure families need urgent assistance as Sahel battles food crisis

June 12, 2023
By the IFRC (This story appeared first on the IFRC website earlier today. Mauritania last […]

DREF grant to help Sri Lanka Red Cross fight dengue surge

June 9, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Sri Lankan government Wednesday reported nearly 2,400 new cases of […]

Red Cross in North America helping millions protect against smoke from new Canadian wildfires

June 8, 2023
By the Climate Centre Tens of millions of people in North America have been advised […]

2 June, Heat Action Day 2023: heatwaves are intensifying but together we can #BeatTheHeat

June 2, 2023
By the IFRC(This story first appeared for on the IFRC website earlier today, 2 June, […]

US forecasters: 50% chance of above-normal cyclone activity in the central Pacific

May 28, 2023
By the Climate Centre US forecasters last week issued seasonal outlooks for tropical storms in […]

Amid ‘particular concern’ over climate-related illness and heat, #MeteoWorld resolves to expand services for public health

May 26, 2023
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Congress, which opened in Geneva on Monday, has […]

‘Thanks to early warning and disaster management, catastrophic mortality rates are history’

May 22, 2023
By the Climate Centre (The IFRC last week launched an emergency appeal for 5 million […]

ICRC: Climate change and conflict combine to increase humanitarian needs in the Middle East

May 19, 2023
By the ICRC (This story is an ICRC release issued yesterday from Geneva. The new […]

Russian Red Cross faces new wildfire emergency

May 18, 2023
By the Climate Centre The northern hemisphere has seen “significant wildfire activity” this month and […]

WMO: Global temperatures likely to surge to record levels over next five years

May 17, 2023
By the Climate Centre The World Meteorological Organization’s 2023 Annual-to-Decadal Climate Prediction, which has just […]

IFRC: Access and time crucial to help families in Myanmar and Bangladesh affected by Cyclone Mocha

May 16, 2023
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued earlier today in Kuala […]

Cyclone Mocha: Accurate forecasts spur preparedness in Myanmar and Bangladesh

May 15, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Mocha system made landfall early afternoon local time on the […]

Study: Western Mediterranean heatwave rare even for today’s warmed world

May 7, 2023
By the Climate Centre A rapid study of last month’s extraordinary heatwave in the western […]

Social protection and WASH can achieve common goals

May 4, 2023
By Sajanika Sivanu, Climate Centre, Toronto, Canada The Climate Centre and the Norwegian Red Cross […]

WMO: Prepare for El Niño

May 3, 2023
By the Climate Centre The probability of El Niño developing later this year is increasing, […]

Iberian peninsula heat breaks April record for Spain by nearly 5°C

May 1, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Spanish Red Cross (CRE) was last week reaching out to […]

‘Exceptional drought’ in Horn of Africa would not have occurred without climate change – Study

April 27, 2023
By the Climate Centre Climate change has turned what would have been manageable ‘dry’ conditions […]

New at #HNPW: Report reveals scale of anticipatory action worldwide

April 26, 2023
By the Anticipation Hub (A version of this story appeared first yesterday on the Anticipation […]

WMO global climate report: ‘Melting of some European glaciers literally off the charts’

April 21, 2023
By the Climate Centre The State of the Global Climate 2022 report published by the […]

Relief operation for 12,000 people affected by Uruguay drought after DREF for Red Cross assessment

April 20, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Uruguayan Red Cross earlier this year was supported by the […]

IFRC reference centres partner with new Connecting Climate Minds global project

April 18, 2023
By the Climate Centre A ground-breaking project to catalyse global research at the intersection of […]

Yemen Red Crescent prepares for forecast ‘severe weather’ in year’s first rainy season

April 17, 2023
By the Climate Centre Heavy seasonal rainfall since mid-March has caused flooding in many of […]

Red Cross battles climate impacts on two fronts in Kenya

April 12, 2023
By the Climate Centre The start of the long rains in Kenya last month caused […]

Early-spring wildfires ‘augur summer worries’ for Spain

April 5, 2023
By the Climate Centre Some 200 local Spanish Red Cross volunteers in four specialist teams […]

EU looks to ‘non-traditional donors’ to help blunt climate-driven disaster

March 31, 2023
By the Climate Centre The European Humanitarian Forum in Brussels last week focused on the […]

WMO celebrates 150 years of ‘cooperation and data exchange’

March 23, 2023
By the Climate Centre World Meteorological Day today – marked every year on 23 March […]

In TC Freddy’s wake, UN convenes multi-agency panel to accelerate early-warning worldwide

March 22, 2023
By the Climate Centre Arguing that record Cyclone Freddy in Southern Africa once again shows […]

‘Feasible, effective options’ to reduce emissions and adapt remain, but it means fundamental transformation

March 20, 2023
By the Climate Centre The IPCC’s summary of its now-complete sixth assessment of the global […]

TC Freddy may break record for the longest-lasting cyclone

March 15, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Malawi government said yesterday that record-breaking Cyclone Freddy had claimed […]

The Hague round table: ‘The more fragile a country is, the less climate finance it gets’

March 8, 2023
By the Climate Centre This year’s round table on climate and security in The Hague […]

Heat-health experts meet in-person for the first time since pandemic

March 6, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre last week represented the […]

Back-to-back cyclones in South Pacific mean ‘huge immediate needs’

March 5, 2023
By the Climate Centre (This story is edited from IFRC press releases and social media […]

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (briefing paper)

March 5, 2023
To understand how social protection can help tackle some of the impacts of these risks, […]

Social protection for extreme temperatures: Experiences from the UK, the US and France (short case studies)

March 4, 2023
To understand how social protection can help tackle some of the impacts of these risks, […]

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (briefing paper)

March 3, 2023
This brief gives an overview of the different climate-related hazards that urban spaces are at […]

Urban climate risks and the role of social protection (short case studies)

March 2, 2023
This brief gives an overview of different country case studies where social protection has been […]

WMO: Long-lived La Niña ending, but not soon enough to ease Horn drought

March 1, 2023
By the Climate Centre A warming El Niño event “may develop in the coming months” […]

Synergies in social protection and WASH: What should National Societies know?

March 1, 2023
This brief explores the connections between WASH and social protection, and will help National Societies […]

Rapid IFRC cash grants help National Societies address Cyclone Freddy impacts

February 27, 2023
By the Climate Centre Two grants from the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund approved last […]

REAP State of Play report: ‘Are we doing enough?’

February 24, 2023
By the Climate Centre REAP’s Early Action: The State of Play 2022 report asks the […]

Smart early-warning: Hydromet experts discuss ways to progress digitization in Africa

February 16, 2023
By the Climate Centre A three-day expert meeting aimed at progressing the use in Africa […]

‘Cholera is back but the world is looking away’

February 14, 2023
By Petra Khoury, IFRC Director of Health and Care (This article appeared first on The […]

Kenya Red Cross early-action seeds help farmers beat drought

February 9, 2023
By Denis Onyodi, Climate Centre, Kwale county, Kenya Farmers in Kenya’s southern Kwale county who […]

Prudence Foundation and IFRC collaborate on health impacts of heat, humidity and air pollution

February 3, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Prudence Foundation and the IFRC through its specialist Climate Centre […]

New DREF grant to help Red Cross assess needs in nationwide Uruguay drought

February 1, 2023
By the Climate Centre The Uruguayan government last month asked the Red Cross for support […]

‘No earthquake, drought or hurricane in recorded history took more lives than the Covid-19 pandemic’

January 30, 2023
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in Geneva earlier today. […]

Acrobatics

January 30, 2023
Can you think of any art form that embodies risk as compellingly as aerial acrobatics?  […]

DREF grant responds to Mozambique cholera surge, anticipating rainy-season peak

January 25, 2023
By the Climate Centre The IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund Monday approved a grant of […]

Storms abate in California but hundreds of Red Cross personnel in place to assist with aftermath

January 19, 2023
By the Climate Centre The rain is finally ending in California after nine consecutive “atmospheric […]

‘Hundreds of Red Crossers helping exhausted Californians as more storms head their way’

January 15, 2023
By the Climate Centre (American Red Cross advice on finding storm shelters and staying safe […]

Last year ‘eighth in a row’ of temperatures above pre-industrial level, threatening Paris target of 1.5°C

January 13, 2023
By the Climate Centre The past eight years were the warmest on record globally, fuelled […]

WMO: Healing ozone layer will help avoid up to 0.5°C of global warming

January 9, 2023
By the Climate Centre The ozone layer is on course to recover within four decades, […]

Climate change made UK record hot year ‘160 times more likely’

January 6, 2023
Human-induced climate change made the UK’s record-breaking annual temperature last year about 160 times more […]

Record-breaking mild weather across Europe, while Red Cross ready for more of the opposite in North America

January 5, 2023
By the Climate Centre The UK Met Office said Tuesday that the main factor behind […]

IFRC: Amid worst drought in 40 years, chance of famine rises 25% in Somalia if displaced people don’t get help

January 2, 2023
By the IFRC (This story is an IFRC press release issued in Nairobi and Geneva […]