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Canadian Red Cross announces $4 million to residents impacted by spring floods

May 18, 2017 - Thanks to this generosity, the Red Cross is able to provide direct financial assistance in the form of electronic cash transfers to households that have been impacted by severe flooding in Quebec and Ontario.
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Red Cross responds as floods impact communities in Quebec and across Canada

May 05, 2017 - Persistent, steady rains have put provinces including Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia on heightened alert for flooding, putting several communities at risk.
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Recovery continues in Fort McMurray as Red Cross releases Alberta Fires One Year Report

May 03, 2017 - One year after a devastating wildfire swept through the Fort McMurray area, the Canadian Red Cross continues to support the people of Fort McMurray and area as they recover from the disaster.
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The Nepal Earthquake Two Years On: A long road to recovery

April 25, 2017 - On April 25, 2015, Nepal experienced one of two devastating earthquakes that cost the lives of nearly 9,000 people and left 700,000 families displaced. Canadians were quick to help.
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Aviva Canada gives Red Cross donors chance to triple their impact

April 20, 2017 - This April, Canadian Red Cross donors can triple the impact of their gift thanks to Aviva Canada, one of the country’s leading home, auto and business insurance groups! 
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Google.org awards Red Cross $250K grant to better prepare for next big disaster

March 30, 2017 - Pilot project to expand and improve existing Canadian Red Cross post-disaster digital assistance platform gets a big boost from Google.org Impact Challenge. 
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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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