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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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After Hurricane Matthew, the Red Cross responds to cholera

November 24, 2016 - The Government of Haiti, along with partner organizations including the Red Cross, is responding with a vaccination and education campaign to prevent the spread of cholera. 
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Red Cross brings medical team to isolated villages hit by Hurricane Matthew

November 01, 2016 - On Friday, the Canadian Red Cross mobile clinic opened in the village of Mouline in Beaumont, where a total of 167 persons were treated from minor conditions such as pneumonia, muscular lesions and infected wounds. 
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Staying dry from the rain: Red Cross improves living conditions for families affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 27, 2016 - The Haiti Red Cross has helped 600 families so far through the distribution of food, pots and pans, water, and hygiene products. Shelter kits have also been provided so they can repair their homes.
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Red Cross teams ready to respond as Hurricane Matthew approaches

October 03, 2016 - National Red Cross Societies across the Caribbean and central America are ramping up preparedness measures as Hurricane Matthew approaches the Caribbean and Central America. 
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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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Mexican Red Cross begins damage assessment following Hurricane Patricia

October 26, 2015 - Minor damage reported as Hurricane Patricia downgraded to a tropical depression. Mexico Red Cross gathering assessments of damage and needs. 
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Hurricane Patricia: Red Cross remains ready to respond

October 24, 2015 - On October 23, Mexico braced for the impact of Hurricane Patricia.  Reaching unprecedented winds as high as 320 kilometers per hour, Patricia became the most powerful hurricane measured in the Western Hemisphere.
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Improving access to healthcare in vulnerable communities in Haiti

January 29, 2015 - Five years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to improve access to health services for vulnerable communities in Haiti. 
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Haiti: Five Years On

January 08, 2015 -

Five years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the Canadian Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors recover from this disaster, rebuild communities and restore hope. 

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