Prevention / preparedness
Since 1998, the French Red Cross (FRC) has been conducting disaster risk reduction programs.
By “disaster”, one hears especially of floods, volcanic activities, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, etc. The lack of preparation prior to the sudden arrival of a disaster and the limited infrastructure allowing people to protect themselves or to react in emergency situations, results in significant ...
Responding to emergencies
Created in the overseas French territories, in agreement with the National Societies which are often affected by disasters, the Regional Intervention Platforms (PIR) support the regional response capacity of the International Federation. Decentralized and closer to the populations for which they work, these Platforms are even better placed to develop a disaster management approach - from a critica ...
Rehabilitation / reconstruction
When a country is hit hard by a natural disaster or destroyed by an armed conflict, the Red Cross has a duty to intervene in the emergency. But, outside of emergencies, numerous programs for rehabilitation and reconstruction are also carried out.
One of the objectives of the Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (PIRAC) is, firstly, to offer to populations affected by ...