News

Brother’s murder forced father-of-five to flee

Brother’s murder forced father-of-five to flee

After a long and difficult journey Adam and his family have finally found refuge in Austria where they are applying for asylum. - By John Engedal Nissen/ IFRC

07.01.16 13:02
The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement

After long days and nights of negotiations, the Paris Treaty was finalised on the Saturday afternoon – just 24 hours after the official deadline! It’s the culmination of a huge diplomatic effort, but what is actually in the treaty?

23.12.15 09:12
Adaptation practitioners gather for the Development and Climate days

Adaptation practitioners gather for the Development and Climate days

Unmitigated climate change has the potential to drag 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, and a staggering 720 million by 2050, said the ODI’s Ilmi Granoff on Saturday. This was the sobering note on which the Development & Climate days opened on Sunday. This year facilitated by the...

14.12.15 16:44
COP: Negotiations update - the unanswered questions

COP: Negotiations update - the unanswered questions

As we head into the final few days of the COP, negotiations are reaching a frantic pace. Since Saturday, various drafts of a possible treaty have been circulated, argued, debated and slowly, sentence by sentence, shaped into a form that most countries can agree on.

11.12.15 12:46
COP: Tasting the Change

COP: Tasting the Change

Would you switch your dinner from steak to mealworms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? That was the question confronting participants in the Development and Climate Days at the COP on Sunday. With a theme of Zero Poverty, Zero Emissions, the side event had promised provocative sessions on...

11.12.15 12:44
Serious games at the COP

Serious games at the COP

An enormous flash flood is bearing down on Paris and will reach the COP site in less than 24 hours – what can we do? With only three minutes left to brainstorm and prioritise response actions, my group was stuck in a heated debate over whether issuing a warning or mapping evacuation routes were...

11.12.15 12:42
COP: First impressions

COP: First impressions

From the moment that you arrive in Paris, the COP is impossible to ignore. All throughout the city there are billboards and displays highlighting the impacts of climate change and the goal of the conference – to finally reach an international treaty limiting greenhouse gas emissions.

11.12.15 12:39
The Red Cross at the COP

The Red Cross at the COP

Representatives of 196 countries are meeting in Paris to discuss a new global agreement to tackle climate change. With close to 50, 000 attendees from governments, universities and civil society, the negotiations are the centre of one of the biggest annual meetings of environmental professionals,...

11.12.15 12:07
Rosie runs a kindergarten for migrant children in Austria

Rosie runs a kindergarten for migrant children in Austria

Rosie, 58, is a Red Cross volounteer. Two days every week she teaches German to children in Kurier Haus, an asylum centre in Vienna managed by Red Cross.

09.12.15 16:52
Breaking the taboo: fighting violence against older women

Breaking the taboo: fighting violence against older women

From 2007 to 2009, the Austrian Red Cross coordinated the project Breaking the Taboo, which aimed to raise awareness of the problem of violence against older women amongst health and social care professionals, as well as the general public.

25.11.15 13:08
Displaying 1 to 10 of 24
<< First < Previous 1-10 11-20 21-24 Next > Last >>