Prepare, Be Ready, Respond:
Advocating for effective disaster laws
A Red Cross Virtual Exhibition
About the Virtual Exhibition
Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies operate in nearly every country in the world, and function as auxiliaries to the public authorities in the humanitarian field. They comprise a network of dedicated staff and volunteers who provide a wide variety of humanitarian services. National Societies work in communities before, during, and long after the disaster has impacted. This exhibition showcases the work of National Societies in communities in relation to reducing risk, preparation for, and responding to disasters. It aims to make the connection between the work that National Societies do on the ground and the role of laws and policies to empower communities to increase their resilience to respond and recover from disasters. At the regional level, the exhibition also illustrates key outcomes from the Ready Together Project, specifically, key highlights of the Caribbean IDRL Workshop in 2021, which led to the establishment of the Regional IDRL Working Group. The Ready Together Project was led by the French Red Cross through its Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (PIRAC), in collaboration with the IFRC, and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Regional Council of Guadeloupe.
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The Red Cross Virtual Exhibition is funded by the READY 360 Project led by the French Red Cross, through its Regional Intervention Platform for the Americas and the Caribbean (PIRAC), co-funded by the INTERREG Caribbean Program under the European Regional Development Fund.