Cover stories

When lightning strikes twice (or even three times)

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.

A window of time

As storms and floods become more extreme, weather forecasts trigger relief funding before disaster strikes, giving people time to prepare and potentially saving many more lives. 

Find more...

Subscribe

Want to stay up to date?

Join our newsletter to get a regular roundup of stories from Red Cross and Red Crescent.