IFRC Stakeholder Action Statement in AMCDRR

IFRC Stakeholder Action Statement in AMCDRR

The IFRC’s Statement of Action, sets out the collective commitments and actions that Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies across Asia will deliver according to the priority areas of the Sendai Framework.

These include providing greater support to local humanitarian and development actors, addressing issues around social inclusion and diversity in disaster risk reduction, establishing stronger laws and frameworks that reduce vulnerability to disasters and elevating the role of young people as agents of behavioural change in their communities.

Joint Action Plan for Technical Collaboration between Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre

Joint Action Plan for Technical Collaboration between Red Cross Red Crescent Societies and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre

In September 2014, representatives from Southeast Asia Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) National Societies (NS) gathered in Bangkok as part of the Community Safety and Resilience Forum to enhance their integrated approach for community resilience building and strengthen the regional cooperation among and between members. Participants included Department Heads for Disaster Management, Health and Organizational Development as well as a representative from the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance (AHA) Centre.

During technical discussions, it was agreed that IFRC, RCRC National Societies and the AHA Centre should continue building on the positive collaboration undertaken so far and explore opportunities for further technical cooperation in the form of a ‘joint action plan’.