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Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide

Canadian Red Cross to deploy state-of-the-art field hospital

November 13, 2013 - Today, the Canadian Red Cross will deploy its field hospital to the Philippines, to provide basic health and surgical care to communities affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. 
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Canadian Red Cross thanks Government of Canada for Typhoon Haiyan donation matching program

November 11, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is thanking the Government of Canada for its decision to match donations made to charitable organizations in support of relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Canadian Red Cross asking Canadians to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan

November 08, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross is now accepting donations to help those affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. The humanitarian impact of Haiyan threatens to be colossal. 
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Respect us – Protect us

October 30, 2013 -

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement calls on all parties to the conflict in Syria to respect the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and to guarantee the safety of aid workers and their unimpeded, immediate access to people in need across Syria. We also call on all those who have an influence on the ground to help us ensure aid can reach those most in need.


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Humanitarian Access and the Respect and Protection of Medical and Humanitarian Personnel, Facilities and Transport in Syria

October 05, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes Minister Paradis’ call for humanitarian agencies to have free, safe, and unhindered access to those in need, and for the respect and protection of medical and humanitarian personnel, facilities, and transport.
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Canada: Experts call for concrete measures to protect health care facilities in conflicts

September 27, 2013 - More can and must be done to protect hospitals and clinics in conflict-ridden countries, such as Syria, Somalia and the Central African Republic, where fighting has wreaked havoc on health facilities, putting countless lives in danger.
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Experts meet to address threats to health care in armed conflict

September 24, 2013 - Some sixty experts from a number of different countries and specialties will come together for a two-day workshop in Ottawa tomorrow to address an urgent, global problem that leaves patients untreated, clinics shut down and the wounded and sick left to die.
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Canadian Red Cross deplores the death of two additional Syrian Arab Red Crescent personnel

August 28, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross deplores the death of Wassim Mouselli and Yousef Al Kens, both of whom were working at the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s branch in Homs.
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Canadian Government partners with Canadian Red Cross Society to reduce impact of humanitarian crises on affected populations

June 15, 2013 - Today, on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of Canada’s strategic partnership with the Canadian Red Cross Society, Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, announced support to the Canadian Red Cross Society for two initiatives that will help strengthen Canada’s emergency response, as well as provide essential health services to vulnerable communities following humanitarian crises.

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Red Cross responds to earthquake in Lushan, China

April 22, 2013 -

The Red Cross is rapidly mobilizing to meet the needs of thousands of people affected by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Lushan, China. According to initial assessments more than 2,000 people are injured and over 120,000 people have been forced from their homes.


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