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Walmart Canada and the Canadian Red Cross launch annual in-store fundraising campaign to support Canadian families in need during disasters

August 07, 2014 - From August 7 to August 29, Walmart stores across the country are raising funds to support Canadian Red Cross disaster preparedness and response. The campaign provides reliable, consistent, dependable funding so that, when disaster strikes, the Red Cross has the funds to act immediately.

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Accidental falls into water pose risk for young children: Canadian Red Cross report

June 27, 2014 - Nearly 100 Canadians drown every year, many of them young children, after they unexpectedly fall into the water, states a new report released today by the Canadian Red Cross compiling 20 years of data.

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Red Cross building communities back stronger after Alberta floods

June 03, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is moving forward with plans to help build affected communities back stronger while also supporting hundreds of families still struggling to recover almost one year after the Alberta floods.
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Canada Helping to Improve Maternal and Child Survival in South Sudan

May 21, 2014 - Canada's leadership in improving maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) was again evident today as the Honourable Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced Canada's contribution to a project that will bring life-saving health services to remote communities of South Sudan.
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Address by Parliamentary Secretary Deepak Obhrai on behalf of Minister Paradis: Funding for a Canadian Red Cross project in South Sudan

May 21, 2014 - Prime Minister Harper has been championing the health of women and children in developing countries since he launched the G-8 Muskoka Initiative on this issue in 2010.
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Red Cross urges Canadians to wear lifejackets this May long weekend and throughout the summer

May 15, 2014 -

Every year, there are more than 160 water-related fatalities while boating. Nearly 90 per cent of boaters who drown are not wearing, or not properly wearing, a lifejacket. As today marks National Lifejacket Day, the Red Cross reminds Canadians about the importance of staying safe and wearing a lifejacket while engaging in water-related activities this upcoming long weekend.
 


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Canadian Red Cross urges Canadians to be ready for disasters in light of significant events in 2013

May 05, 2014 -  May 5, 2014 -- Following an unusually high number of disasters which the Canadian Red Cross responded to in 2013, Canadians are being urged to take steps to be ready for the unexpected. The Red Cross is sounding the alarm on the need for personal preparedness as part of Emergency Preparedness Week – a week-long advocacy initiative spearheaded by Public Safety Canada.

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As flood conditions threaten many communities, Canadian Red Cross offers tips to prepare and stay safe

April 16, 2014 - As the risk of flooding increases for communities in many parts of the country due to melting snow and forecasts for precipitation throughout the week, the Red Cross is reminding Canadians of the importance of being prepared and offering some helpful tips.
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Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 07, 2014 - This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. Every year, Red Cross volunteers generously donate their time to improve the lives of those in need across Canada. “This is an opportunity to honour and thank the vast network of volunteers who are an integral part of the Society, contributing to our humanitarian work that is carried out in communities from coast to coast,” said Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.
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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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