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The IFRC Youth Engagement Strategy (Y.E.S.) is a global strategic framework for youth engagement in Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies.  Its specific strategic framework is facilitating the meaningful engagement of young people as the leaders of today and tomorrow and as RC/RC volunteers. In the developing of this document 161 RC/RC National Societies were engaged, together with additional volunteers and staff of Nationals Societies over web-based platforms that all contributed to this Strategy.  

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The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
Sample of public health posters with translations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, that show how the same basic messages are presented in many different ways according to specific countries, cultures and Times.
Updates from September - December 2012
The target of halving the number of people without access to safe water is on course to be met by 2015. However, the goal of reducing by half the number of people without access to sanitation will almost certainly fall short. Governments, donors and humanitarian actors must all ensure sanitation activities are at least as well funded as water supply – we must get the balance right.
Haiti has experienced the highest incidence of cholera ever recorded anywhere in the world. To date, over half a million cases have been recorded and the epidemic has claimed the lives of over 7,000 people. The combination of a number of high risk factors is currently creating an extremely precarious situation in Haiti.
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