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Red Cross Red Crescent aims for stronger, safer, healthier communities through One Billion Coalition initiative

15 March 2015

Sendai / Geneva – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched an initiative to scale-up community and civic action on resilience - the ‘One Billion Coalition for Resilience’.

The announcement was made by Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC and Japanese Red Cross Society, together with Mr Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General, at the third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan.

“For many years the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been making a significant contribution to disaster risk reduction efforts and

Russian Red Cross puts spotlight on child restraint policies in the Russian Federation

20 February 2015

On 13 February, the Russian Red Cross, a grantee of the GRSP managed Road Safety Grants Progamme funded through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, hosted a press conference in Moscow to highlight the need for comprehensive child restraint policies in the Russian Federation.

Managing speed in an urban context in Turkey

2 March 2015

On 27 February, the Turkish Road Association (TRA), a grantee of the GRSP managed Road Safety Grants Progamme funded through the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety, hosted a workshop for civil society and government partners to investigate opportunities and challenges in addressing speed in urban environments in Turkey. 

Attendees from the General Directorate of Security, General Directorate of Highways, Ministry of Urbanization, Turkish Red Crescent Society and academia participated.

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