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Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide

Canadian Red Cross sends Emergency Health Clinic to Haiti

October 17, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross has deployed its Emergency Health Clinic in a joint effort with the French Red Cross, to help support several communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. The Emergency Health Clinic team will work in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Health and the Haitian Red Cross.
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Red Cross Responds to Hurricane Matthew

October 04, 2016 - The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following Hurricane Matthew, a category four hurricane that is wreaking havoc in Caribbean countries, with already devastating impact in Haiti. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Banks accepting donations for Red Cross Ecuador Earthquake Appeal

April 21, 2016 - Ottawa, April 21, 2016  - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist individuals and communities affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the coast of Ecuador, on April 16. 
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Red Cross Responds to Earthquake in Ecuador

April 17, 2016 - The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck in the province of Esmeraldas, on the coast of Ecuador, causing widespread damage. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
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Canadian Red Cross Sending Cots and Blankets to Support German Red Cross Aid to Refugees

September 13, 2015 - Ten thousand cots and blankets (20,000 total items) are being shipped by the Canadian Red Cross to support German Red Cross efforts providing assistance to refugees in camps and reception centres in Germany. 
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Banks Accepting Donations for Red Cross Refugee Crisis Appeal

September 10, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that 10 banks in Canada will be accepting cash donations from the public in support of Red Cross efforts to assist individuals affected by the current refugee and migrant crisis.  
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Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts in Nepal

April 29, 2015 -

(Ottawa, April 29, 2015) - The Canadian Red Cross is pleased to announce that nine banks in Canada are accepting cash donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in communities affected by the devastating earthquake in Nepal.  


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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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