Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste launches a new Strategic Plan

By Kritravin Wirasamban, IFRC On 29 January 2015, in a joyous ceremony attended by representatives of the Government, UN agencies, embassies and partners, Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste (CVTL) proudly launched their new Strategic Plan for 2015-2019. This marks an important milestone for the youthful Red Cross National Society, established in 2000, and recognized by the InternatioRead More

The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste

Coming back to Timor-Leste to work with the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste – CVTL (Timor Leste Red Cross) after 4 years was a great feeling. Progress in this young country has been dramatic but the reason for my being here wasn’t a celebratory one. Over the past six months a slow-onset drought had caused hardship for 120,000 people across the country.  Thanks largely to El Ni&ntiRead More

Timor-Leste Red Cross opens the doors of its new headquarters

By Kate Smith, IFRC Over the weekend, as the world was grappling with the humanitarian impacts of conflict and national disaster in Gaza, China and Nepal (among others), a small, but dynamic National Society in South East Asia was celebrating a bright spot in its own challenging history. On Saturday August 2nd, in a ceremony in Dili, Timor-Leste Minister of Health (MS) Read More