Resilience in Action

Resilience is among the most-used buzzwords in development. But what does it mean in practice?

in Action

The most vulnerable communities around the world — those exposed to the impacts of climate change, natural disasters or conflict — can be transformed into sites of resilience. This means empowering people locally to assess, manage and monitor anticipated risks and to respond quickly to uncertainty and crisis.

Resilience in Action is a three-week campaign, in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, focusing on the realities of building resilient communities. To echo the call to action of the One Billion Coalition initiative, we will focus on how partnerships and coalitions can help address violence, preserve access to humanitarian services and reduce risk from natural disasters.


Hear from top leaders about the most high-profile issues affecting how development programs address the needs of the most vulnerable.

IFRC's One Billion Coalition for Resilience

Given the increasing frequency of natural disasters and other crises, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched the One Billion Coalition for Resilience to deal with the consequences. Devex talks with Garry Conille, IFRC's Undersecretary General for Programs and Operations, to learn more about this initiative.

From our Partners

Learn more about ICRC and IFRC's work to empower communities
to adapt to increased risks to their health, livelihoods and social well-being.

Health care in danger: It's a matter of life & death

Violence against health-care workers, hospitals and ambulances deprives people of essential treatment in areas affected by conflict. See the latest on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement initiative aimed at addressing this issue.

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Cover photo: International Committee of the Red Cross