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Red Cross Assisting Refugees In Crisis

September 05, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is calling for increased aid and a more collaborative, global response to assist people caught in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.
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Red Cross Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015 - (Ottawa, April 25, 2015) The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, causing widespread devastation. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Typhoon Maysak

April 02, 2015 - As Typhoon Maysak continues on its path towards the Philippines, the Red Cross is supporting affected individuals and remains on alert.
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Red Cross Aid Flows in Wake of Devastating Cyclone Pam

March 15, 2015 - (Ottawa, March 15, 2015) The category five cyclone that slammed into the Vanuatu archipelago on March 13, 2015 has left thousands of people in need of shelter, water and first aid. The damage is extensive, with homes destroyed, power and communications down and vital infrastructure impacted. As the full picture of the storm’s destruction comes into focus, the Red Cross is delivering aid to those in need.
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Libya and Syria: Canadian Red Cross condemns more deaths in the line of duty

June 05, 2014 - On Wednesday, June 4, the Canadian Red Cross learned of the killing of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff member Michael Greub in Sirte, Libya. The 42-year-old Swiss national, head of the organization's Misrata sub-delegation, was killed by armed men around midday yesterday in the city of Sirte, as he was leaving a meeting with two colleagues.
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Three years on: Red Cross calls for end to humanitarian tragedy in Syria

March 14, 2014 - Today, the Canadian Red Cross joins with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners around the world in calling for an end to the humanitarian tragedy in Syria.
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Canadian Red Cross condemns the killing of an ICRC staff member in Central African Republic

March 10, 2014 - On March 8, the Canadian Red Cross learned of the killing of a staff member from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in northern Central African Republic. The ICRC reports that the killing occurred in connection with the violence in Ndele. Armed men entered the Catholic mission in Ndele where four ICRC staff were quartered and killed one of them. The other three are safe.
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Civil Unrest in Ukraine

March 05, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is closely monitoring the civil unrest in Ukraine and will provide assistance as needed along with other members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
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Syria: Humanitarian convoys must not be targeted

February 10, 2014 - On Saturday, February 8, after several hours of negotiation, trucks from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) loaded with humanitarian aid and accompanied by a United Nations vehicle, entered the old town of Homs in Syria.
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George Weber first Canadian to receive international humanitarian award

November 15, 2013 - Today, at a ceremony held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney Australia, George Weber, President and CEO of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and long-time Red Cross contributor was presented with the Henry Davison Award by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
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