🌍What is the Urban Resilience in RCRC Movement? 


In 2022, the Council of Delegates of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopted Resolution 11, “Strengthening the Resilience of Urban Communities: Our Way Forward.” This resolution draws on IFRC Strategy 2030 specifically on its commitment to increase the capacities of at least 50 National Societies “to have context-specific urban strategies in place to enable them to prepare for and respond effectively to shock and stresses caused by disasters and crises. This includes supporting 50 cities in adapting to longer-term impacts of climate change, including sea level rise, and protecting 250 million people from heat by 2025.” One of the objectives of this resolution is to use the Movement’s strengths and experience to lead thinking and innovation on humanitarian action in urban contexts.

Through this Resolution, Movement members commit to:

  - Strengthen partnerships with relevant urban stakeholders (local authorities, other NGOs, academia and the private sector)

  - Scale up services and successful approaches to build resilience (focusing especially on the sustainability of the efforts, with the involvement of communities in finding solutions)

  - Use the Movement’s strengths and experience to lead thinking and innovation on humanitarian action in urban contexts.

 For the more information, please visit to: 

  - IFRC: IFRC Urban resilience

  - IFRC Urban Toolkits: Urban Toolkits