Red Cross Stories : Americas (Page 2)

Canadian Red Cross Stories


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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Enhancing community resilience to disaster risk in the Caribbean region

October 17, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross, with support from the Government of Canada, has completed a three-year project in three countries in the Caribbean to help reduce the impact emergencies on communities. 
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Canadian aid workers deploy to Chile to support psychosocial needs after major earthquake

May 26, 2014 - Following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile on April 1, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies mobilized its Regional Response Unit (RRU) for the first time.  Bringing together expertise from Red Cross National Societies, including the Canadian Red Cross, the unit provided support for the emotional and psychological needs of those affected and helps build the capacity of Chilean Red Cross volunteers so they can continue to provide psychosocial support to communities in the future.
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Contacting family members in Haiti through the Canadian Red Cross

May 15, 2013 - Working with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the Canadian Red Cross has been able to coordinate activities intended to re-establish connections between Haitians and their relatives living in Canada.
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