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Access to drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Nutrition and Health

Nutrition and health above all is at the heart of our mission.

Food Security and Livelihoods

Food security and livelihoods for all.

Mental Health, Psychosocial Support

We provide psychological support to the most vulnerable


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Faced with the accelerating trend in global warming, natural disasters are more frequent and more intense.


We are developing research programmes in response to the problem of hunger in the world.

Increase in extreme meteorological events

The more vulnerable people are on the front line of these extreme metrological events: desertification, droughts, floods, cold and hot fronts and even a change in local climate conditions. The crisis and disasters worsen and even accelerate the underlying factors leading to malnutrition. Risk management of disasters means doing the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way, to protect livelihoods and create a favorable environment to efficiently fight hunger and reduce the vulnerability of people in the event of a disaster.

Over the last decade the number of people exposed to natural, hazardous risks has tripled to a total of 2 billion¹. Extreme natural disasters such as the tsunami in 2004, as well as the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, has had catastrophic effects on the environment, the people, and in turn, their livelihoods.


A cross-sectoral and multi-sectoral approach

Being able to offer support only when an emergency response is required is no longer a feasible ethically-correct approach. It is for this reason that we have adopted a cross-sectoral and multi-sectoral approach for the application of preparation, response, mitigation and prevention of disaster measures in order to guarantee that the livelihoods of vulnerable people are more resilient to one-off or recurrent shocks.


¹IFRC, Rapport sur les catastrophes dans le monde 2020

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An aerial view of the holiday resort of Ton Sai Bay in Thailand's Phi Phi island, after a tsunami ... © REUTERS/Luis Enrique Ascu

Sri Lanka

Après le passage du Tsunami en 2004

REUTERS/Luis Enrique Ascu





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