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Red Cross responds to severe drought across Africa

March 10, 2017 - Millions of people are being impacted by one of the worst droughts Africa has experienced in decades. Without urgent action, thousands of vulnerable people will die every day in countries impacted by drought and related food crises.
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Millions of people left hungry due to drought in southern and eastern Africa

February 17, 2017 - The worst drought in decades threatens to leave tens of millions of people in the region of eastern and southern Africa without enough food. In the three countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya alone, an estimated 15 million people are currently in need of urgent food assistance. 
 
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Red Cross volunteers provide care and assistance after fire destroys Quebec family’s home

January 27, 2017 - On a Sunday in October 2016, Cindy Baillargeon was stirred from her sleep by a 6 a.m. phone call.
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New Brunswick storm causes power outages; Red Cross supports shelters, warming centres

January 27, 2017 - On January 24-25, 2017, an ice storm in New Brunswick brought down hundreds of utility poles and thousands of kilometres of wires, resulting in widespread power outages initially affecting more than 133,000 homes and businesses. 
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Red Cross working to help migrants in Greece as conditions worsen

January 19, 2017 - As winter creates difficult conditions, the Red Cross is working to help refugees in Greece. Extreme temperatures, sometimes as low as -15 Celsius, makes life a challenge for displaced people living in tents in camps. 
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For Canadian travellers planning winter getaways south, Zika precautions remain

January 16, 2017 - As many Canadian travellers consider or prepare for winter getaways, the battle against Zika virus is not yet over. While it is no longer a public health emergency, Zika continues to represent an important public health challenge in the Americas and travellers should take precautions. 
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Young Haitian artists help revitalize the Saint-Michel Hospital in Jacmel

January 11, 2017 - The town of Jacmel is known as the papier-mâché capital of Haiti, but it is also home to the Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC), which works with young artists who use ceramics to create murals.
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Capacity building in Haiti strenghtens communities and the Red Cross

January 11, 2017 - The Canadian Red Cross has been supporting the Haitian Red Cross for more than a decade. Together, they have carried out numerous projects to help the most vulnerable.
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Holiday gifts that make a difference

December 15, 2016 - Sending a Canadian Red Cross gift of survival this holiday season has a direct impact on lives in Canada and around the world. Read how each gift makes a difference. 
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For GivingTuesday, Canadian Red Cross aims for 500 life-changing gifts

November 24, 2016 - Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to get into the spirit of GivingTuesday this year by shopping for meaningful gifts to send friends, family and colleagues. 
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