The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a critical examination of how communities and countries prepare for multiple, overlapping crises. Here are a few lessons the Japanese Red Cross Society learned after the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown ten years ago this month.
For the first time in its 150-year-plus history, the Movement has approved a Movement-wide logo representing all its components — the ICRC, National Societies and the IFRC. The new logo — a cross and a crescent partially encircled by the words ‘International Movement’ — does not replace existing logos of Movement components. Rather, it is to be used exceptionally, for representation, communication, global fund-raising and promotional activities and to represent Movement components collectively on matters of global concern or interest.