The American Red Cross (ARC) International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. The American Red Cross continues to deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network, in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.
The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) is the world’s foremost agency for the study of public health during mass emergencies, including the epidemiology of diseases, plus the structural and socio-economic impacts of natural and technological disasters and human conflicts.
Based since 1973 at the School of Public Health of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium, CRED became in 1980 a World Health Organization (WHO) collaboration centre. Since then, CRED has worked closely with United Nations agencies, inter-governmental and governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutes and other universities.
Disasters preparedness, mitigation and prevention for vulnerable populations have also gained a higher profile within CRED’s activities in recent years. CRED is maintaining the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) since 1988. The main objectives of EM-DAT are to inform humanitarian action at the national and international levels in order to improve rational decision-making in disaster preparedness, provide objective data for assessing communities’ vulnerability to disasters and help policy-makers set priorities.
EM-DAT contains core data on the occurrence and effects of more than 23,000 natural and technological disasters from 1900 to the present day. It is compiled from various sources (UN agencies, the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, national governments, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, NGOs, insurance companies, research institutes and the media) according to a priority list. CRED defines a disaster as “a situation or event that overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request at the national or international level for external assistance; an unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction and human suffering”.
CRED defines a disaster as “a situation or event that overwhelms local capacity, necessitating a request at the national or international level for external assistance; an unforeseen and often sudden event that causes great damage, destruction and human suffering”. Only natural disasters (biological excluded) are included in this publication. For a disaster to be entered into the database, at least one of the following criteria must be fulfilled: • 10 or more people reported killed • 100 or more people reported affected • declaration of a state of emergency • call for international assistance Since 2014, EM-DAT also georeferences natural disasters, adding geographical values to numeric data which is essential for deeper analysis.
Community Engagement Working Group Response, supported by Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). CEWG Central Sulawesi Response, includes a broad range of agencies and meets regularly in Palu to present updated sector-based feedback and coordinate collective action on issues relating to information sharing and community feedback and complaints. The Working Group acknowledges that it is critical to understand the local information systems, including which channels are popular and trustworthy, and it is concerned with how to support people with specific needs.
Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) are established by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) when a new emergency occurs or when an existing humanitarian situation deteriorates. They allow donors to pool contributions into single, unearmarked country-specific funds to support humanitarian efforts, and are managed locally under the leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). CBPFs allocate funds to the best placed responders (international and national NGOs, UN Agencies, Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement organizations) through an inclusive and transparent process in support of priorities set out in Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP). In 2016, CBPFs were the largest source of direct funding for national NGOs. Currently, there are 18 active CBPFs, which together received a record $706 million in donor contributions in 2016. Recognizing their critical role, the UN Secretary-General's Agenda for Humanity called on donors to increase the proportion of HRP funding channeled through CBPFs to 15 percent by 2018, which would translate to more than $1.9 billion per year. More details - gms.unocha.org/bi
The Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) is a humanitarian organization auxiliary to the government established in 1935 by the Emperor’s decree. It was admitted to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent as a 48th member in the same year recognized as the only National Society of the Red Cross in Ethiopia. It carries out its humanitarian activities throughout the territory of the country to victims of man-made and natural disasters without discrimination based on race, color, nationality, sex, religion, political opinion or any other status. It is currently carrying out its functions based on Proclamation 1067/2018, which at the same time serves as its Charter. Head quarter is located at Ras Desta Damtew Avenue, Addis Ababa
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) is a humanitarian relief organisation created through an Act of Parliament, Cap 256 of the Laws of Kenya of 21st December 1965. Previously, the Society existed as a branch of the British Red Cross between 1939 and 1965. As a voluntary organisation, the Society operates through a network of eight regions and 64 branches countrywide.
Currently, the Society has about 70,000 members/volunteers who assist in implementing activities at the Headquarters, Regional and Branch levels. Membership to the Society is open to everyone without any discrimination based on race, sex, religion, class, political opinion or nationality. The Society, which gained recognition by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1966, is also a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (RC/RC) since 1967, the largest humanitarian movement represented in 183 countries worldwide.
Member of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement/ Red Cross Family Operates in Uganda Has 51 branch offices Has several projects in partnership with other Red Cross Societies One of the projects is Innovative Approaches in Response Preparedness (IARP) funded by the IKEA foundation through The Netherlands Red Cross IARP has three components;  Data Preparedness (DP),  Forecast-based Financing (FbF) and  Cash Transfer Programming (CTP) DP gathers available and accessible data to inform FbF and support CTP
Organisation Data Description: Open Data for disaster preparedness Available and accessible data freely shareable data useful for disaster preparedness Base data gathered for disaster preparedness Any other data for humanitarian assistance