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Canadian Red Cross opens Italy Earthquake Appeal to support relief efforts

August 26, 2016 - Italian Red Cross rescue teams have been supporting the search and rescue effort after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy. Canadians can support relief efforts through the Italy Earthquake Appeal. 
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Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat

August 16, 2016 - The Red Cross has launched its first search and rescue ship in a bid to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge and safety in Europe.
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Alberta Fires Appeal: Your donation in action

June 02, 2016 - As the Canadian Red Cross continues its response to massive wildfires in the Fort McMurray area, donations from generous and compassionate Canadians from across the country are helping to provide accommodations, food, water and supplies to evacuees. 
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Red Cross responds to Fort McMurray fires, launches Alberta Fires Appeal

May 03, 2016 - A massive wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., has threatened a dozen communities in the area since it started spreading on May 1.
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Canadian Red Cross deploys field hospital to Ecuador

April 27, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross has deployed its field hospital in a joint effort with the Mexican Red Cross and Colombian Red Cross, to help support communities affected by the devastating earthquake that struck on April 17. 
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Red Cross returns independence to family affected by 2013 floods

April 26, 2016 - The Red Cross helped return a little piece of independence to a High River family after the 2013 floods damaged their most important means of transportation.
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Red Cross responds to strong earthquake in Ecuador

April 17, 2016 - The Red Cross is responding to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador that has so far claimed hundreds of lives and injured more than 588 people. 
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How the Red Cross supports Indigenous communities

April 14, 2016 - The Canadian Red Cross has been – and will continue to be – actively working with over 200 indigenous communities across the country. These initiatives will help build stronger, healthier and safer communities now and in the long term. 
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Turning the page on Ebola

March 24, 2016 - Two years after it began, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has finally ended. Today, communities are healing, families are coming back together, and life is slowly returning to normal.     
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2016 IHL Conference: Questioning Humanitarianism and Security

March 17, 2016 - In 2015, Canada, along with the United States and several countries in Western Europe, opened its borders to thousands of Syrian refugees. 
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