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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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Survey: Most Canadians favour a charitable holiday gift over more traditional items

December 01, 2015 - Think mom and dad need another pair of socks or a sweater this holiday season? Think again. Most Canadians (59 per cent) say they could do without a traditional gift this year in favour of a charitable gift that helps someone in need.
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Nepal: Red Cross on the front lines responding to massive earthquake

April 25, 2015 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is responding to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25.
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Red Cross highlights maternal, newborn and child health for International Development Week

January 30, 2015 -

Established by the Government of Canada, International Development Week is an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s role in international development and the important work that is being done in developing countries. 

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Typhoon Hagupit moves across the Philippines as Red Cross helps those affected

December 08, 2014 - As Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) made landfall and continues to move across the Philippines, Red Cross teams across the country are helping in areas already hit and making full assessments on the impact so far.
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The Red Cross prepares for hurricane season

June 09, 2014 - The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June to November each year.  All it takes is one hurricane to cause severe damage, destruction and the potential loss of lives.  
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Families waiting to return to their homes following floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina

June 05, 2014 - Almost 10,000 Red Cross volunteers from the Red Cross National Societies of Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia have been mobilized to support individuals affected by the flooding.  Assistance includes helping with evacuations, providing shelter and psychosocial support, distributing food and clothing, and reuniting family members who have been separated.

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Red Cross continues to support those affected by Balkan Floods

May 22, 2014 - Unprecedented rainfall in Europe has left thousands in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina evacuated from their homes or without power.
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Red Cross supports response in Serbia and Bosnia during catastrophic floods

May 21, 2014 -

The Canadian Red Cross is now accepting donations to help those affected by the worst flooding in more than a century in Serbia and Bosnia. To date, tens of thousands have been evacuated from their homes and thousands are still waiting to be rescued.

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World Tuberculosis Day 2014

March 21, 2014 - While the overall rate of TB cases has dropped in recent years, multidrug-resistant TB  continues to thrive, particularly in impoverished areas of Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Diagnosis and appropriate treatment of multidrug-resistant TB remain a major challenge.

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