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Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide

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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Canadian Red Cross deplores the death of another Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid worker

January 22, 2014 -

Ottawa, January 22, 2013 – On January 8, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer Hekmat Mohamad Kerbaj died in hospital, five months after his disappearance. He was found on a sidewalk in Jaramana, in Rural Damascus, on January 5 and taken to hospital, but his condition proved to be fatal.


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Canadian Red Cross surgical team to assist in South Sudan conflict

January 20, 2014 - A team of five Canadian Red Cross medical personnel is deploying to South Sudan to increase the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) surgical capacity in communities affected by the recent armed conflict.
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Four years after the earthquake, the Red Cross continues to support communities in Haiti

January 09, 2014 - Four years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors rebuild and recover.  To date, the Red Cross has helped five million earthquake survivors through health, shelter, water and sanitation and other basic needs.
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Canadian banks extend deadline for accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan

December 12, 2013 - Banks across Canada have extended the deadline for accepting donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. 
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The Canadian Red Cross Lays the Cornerstone at the Saint-Michel Hospital in Jacmel

December 10, 2013 - In collaboration with the Haitian Red Cross and the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), and with the financial support of the American Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to celebrate the laying of the cornerstone at the Saint-Michel Hospital in Jacmel in the presence of Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Haitian Public Health and Population.
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Typhoon Haiyan donation matching program extended

November 27, 2013 - As the Canadian Red Cross delivers more life-saving medical care and support to other relief operations in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation in the Philippines, it welcomes a Government of Canada announcement extending by two weeks to December 23rd, a program to match dollar-for-dollar eligible donations by individuals to the relief effort.
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Red Cross receives first patients in field hospital in the Philippines

November 21, 2013 - Today, doctors treated their first patients in the Canadian Red Cross emergency field hospital in the Philippines.
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Canadian banks accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan

November 14, 2013 - 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 Typhoon Haiyan. 
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