Over 10,000 people from 195 countries joined the 200 sessions at Climate:Red! Participants spent 30 hours discussing global needs and sharing local initiatives around climate change.
Month: October 2020
Should volunteers be paid for their labour? Such a question may seem a contradiction in terms – isn’t the point of volunteering that you give time for free?
Three weeks have passed since the IFRC’s virtual Climate:Red summit came to an end. Plenty of time to reflect on our experience, what worked, and what did not work as well as expected. The event offered live interpretation in all four IFRC official languages, an unusual yet critical feature in the digital space for event organisers, the audience, and interpreters alike.
On September 9th and 10th, 2020 we hosted Climate:Red, a major virtual Red Cross and Red Crescent summit focused on Climate and Environmental Crisis.
The UN has reminded us that the climate crisis is the biggest threat facing humanity over the long term. According to the World Food Programme, 270 million people are nearing the brink of starvation and now, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are exasperating hunger globally.
The core mission of the Red Cross and thus Belgian Red Cross-Flanders is helping the most vulnerable people. They deserve qualitative help, which makes us vigilant to their needs in an ever-changing world. Restoring Family Links is a mandate activity, one that is existing for a long period. You might thus assume that we know what the clients or stakeholders needs are…