Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide (Page 4)

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide

Sri Lankan city stands tall 10 years after the tsunami

December 23, 2014 - Chiran Livera, 30, remembers with vivid detail the day the Indian Ocean tsunami struck on Dec. 26. At the time, the Sri Lankan-born humanitarian worker was visiting his family in the southwestern city of Galle.

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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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Hope and home restored

November 18, 2014 - When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013, Manuel Beron’s house was among the one million homes damaged or destroyed by the strong winds. 

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A new livelihood

November 18, 2014 - Maria Redubla Liporada is just thankful she survived. Her community in the Philippines was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan.
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Ready to respond

November 18, 2014 - Aid worker Sebastien Jouffroy was sent to help run the Canadian Red Cross field hospital after Typhoon Haiyan hit. Inside the white tents, Red Cross staff provided life-saving treatment to patients.
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Helping hands needed in a world without touch

November 14, 2014 -

When the call came asking Dr. Lauralee Morris to deploy to West Africa, she was apprehensive but knew in her heart that she wanted to do her part in the fight against Ebola.

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With the support of donors - Red Cross scales up Ebola response in Sierra Leone

October 24, 2014 -

The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has launched the expansion of its Ebola operations in Sierra Leone with a three day workshop.

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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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Red Cross is working to alleviate suffering in wake of Gaza crisis

October 10, 2014 - People have suffered all across the region, but the humanitarian needs in Gaza are particularly pressing. In situations of violence, there are no winners. Civilians always pay the heaviest price. Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners, including the Canadian Red Cross, are attempting to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the Gaza and Israel crisis.

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First two Ebola survivors discharged from Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone

October 02, 2014 - “I don’t know why I survived when others didn’t,” says the first person to have survived Ebola after treatment at the newly built IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. After two negative blood tests, 37-year-old man is free to head home.

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