Thought pieces from around the network
By Alexander Mathieu, British Red Cross
Going to scale: In 2016, I attended a roundtable to discuss plans to mitigate a major hunger crisis in southern Africa. Agencies and donors put proposals on the table to import cereals, to oversee mass targeting for cash-based assistance and to diversify the mono-cropping that is a root cause of food insecurity in the region. The Red Cross offered a few small, scattered projects.
By Chris Reed, British Red Cross
While written about the global Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement, the way it resonates with the work we’re doing at the British Red Cross is uncanny. So much has been written about the changing nature of volunteering in the UK and globally, so it’s heartening to see how seriously people are beginning to take the important issue of putting the volunteer themselves at the heart of the experience we offer.
IFRC, S2030 team
After speaking with over 7,000 people around the world on the Future Red Cross and Red Crescent, these were among the most repeated words.