Red Cross Stories : Worldwide (Page 5)

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Worldwide

How do Red Cross Messages help reconnect families?

October 22, 2012 - Each year, the Canadian Red Cross sends and receives between 500 to 600 Red Cross Messages, giving it a crucial role in the this essential service.
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Red Cross programs harness the spirit of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 08, 2012 - Celebrated on October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is an effort by the global community to drive awareness of the struggles that those living in poverty face each day.
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Red Cross honours spirit of International Day of Non-Violence year-round

September 28, 2012 - On October 2, the global community will join in reverence of the International Day of Non-Violence.
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Red Cross responds to emergencies worldwide with First Responder Initiative

September 24, 2012 - Emergencies worldwide have grown in scope and severity, but programs offered by the Red Cross Movement may be the key to improving conditions and giving vital assistance to those in need.
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Red Cross helps reunite families from Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 13, 2012 - Since the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991, those living in the Balkans have suffered a relentless torrent of upheaval, violence and chaos.
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Red Cross responds to the plight of children in war-torn countries

September 12, 2012 - Countries torn apart by strife are home to more than just civil unrest and upheaval - they are also populated by millions of vulnerable children.
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Red Cross honours missing persons with International Day of the Disappeared

September 10, 2012 - Each year on August 30, the Red Cross highlights the important issue of family separation with International Day of the Disappeared.
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World First Aid Day with the Canadian Red Cross

September 07, 2012 - September 8 marks the international celebration of World First Aid Day, and in honor of the occasion, the Red Cross is joining with partner agencies to drive awareness about the importance of first aid training.
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What do you know about the basics of international humanitarian law?

August 30, 2012 - Since the signing of the First Geneva Convention in 1864, international humanitarian law has served as both a guide and a defense for people living or affected by territories that are mired in armed conflict.
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Emergency Response Units leap into action following emergencies worldwide

August 29, 2012 - Created in 1996 to assist communities in the aftermath of an incident, Emergency Response Units (ERU) act as a vital layer of support for vulnerable persons when the resources of local facilities have been exhausted.
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