Red Cross Stories : Migrant and Refugee Services

Canadian Red Cross Stories

Migrant and Refugee Services

Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat

August 16, 2016 - The Red Cross has launched its first search and rescue ship in a bid to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge and safety in Europe.
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First Contact program assists refugees and newcomers in Ontario and Vancouver

June 19, 2014 - First Contact beneficiary Hassan Moghaddas Nejad describes his 2007 arrival in Canada as a refugee, the assistance he received from the Canadian Red Cross and his life now as a husband and father in Toronto. 
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International Migrant Day is December 18

December 19, 2013 - The Canadian Red Cross provides a range of migrant and refugee services and is committed to helping new Canadian arrivals find the resources they need.
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World Refugee Week

June 11, 2013 -

World Refugee Week, taking place from June 16-22, is a time to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their countries to escape the threat of conflict and violence. 


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SmartStart students receive Red Cross Rescuer Award

May 29, 2013 - Penny and Golnar are both ESL students at Vancouver Community College, and have taken SmartStart: Community Access to First Aid, a course offered by the Canadian Red Cross. On the same day that they took the class, they rescued a female friend who started coughing and choking.
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Woman benefits from Canadian Red Cross assistance

May 03, 2013 - For one woman who fled from her native country of Kosovo, the Canadian Red Cross' assistance provided relief and resources when she needed them most.
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SmartStart taps into the Power of Community

April 12, 2013 - With regional programs like SmartStart, migrants and refugees are able to expand their knowledge and skills while also developing bonds within the community.
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How can SmartStart: Personal Disaster Preparedness help migrants and refugees?

March 08, 2013 - For migrants and refugees who are new to the country, programs like SmartStart: Personal Disaster Preparedness offer an essential layer of support.
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Migrants and refugees gain a SmartStart to disaster preparedness with the Red Cross

February 20, 2013 - People rarely expect natural disasters and other incidents to occur, but they can strike at a moment's notice. The Canadian Red Cross helps refugees and other new arrivals prepare for the unexpected.
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What are the top five things migrants and refugees should do when they reach Canada?

February 06, 2013 - With these five tips, affected persons can ease the strain of relocating and gain the tools needed to build a successful future.
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