Red Cross Stories (Page 2)

Canadian Red Cross Stories
The Halifax Explosion: birth of Canadian Red Cross disaster response

December 06, 2017 - The Halifax Explosion marked the first Canadian Red Cross involvement in domestic disaster relief – an activity that would become a core element of its work and continues to this day.  
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International Volunteer Day: Why volunteer at the Red Cross?

December 05, 2017 - Volunteering is one of the Red Cross’ fundamental principles. You could say it’s part of the DNA of the organization. We wanted to share a few of the reasons why Canadian Red Cross volunteers dedicate so much of their time helping others.
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For GivingTuesday, Canadian Red Cross aims for 500 life-changing gifts

November 24, 2017 - Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to get into the spirit of GivingTuesday this year by shopping for meaningful gifts to send friends, family and colleagues. 
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Aviva presented with Canadian Red Cross 2017 Partners in Humanity Award

November 01, 2017 - For their continued commitment to working with the Canadian Red Cross in strengthening the resiliency of Canadians and communities around the world, Aviva Canada has been presented with the 2017 Partners in Humanity Award.
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Red Cross Red Crescent providing vital relief to displaced people fleeing violence in Rakhine

October 18, 2017 - Since late August, hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh​They do not have adequate access to safe water, sanitation, or essential services and are fully dependent on humanitarian aid.
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After the storm: Red Cross assisting recovery in wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

October 17, 2017 - The Red Cross Red Crescent continues working with National Societies in each country and territory to support affected communities hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and provide humanitarian aid.
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Bangladesh Population Movement

September 28, 2017 - As far as the eye can see across steep, muddy hills nearly stripped of trees, people huddle under rickety shelters of bamboo and black tarps near the Bangladesh border with Myanmar.
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Red Cross responds to Mexico earthquake

September 20, 2017 - A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on September 19th at approximately 1:15pm local time 12 kilometers southeast of Axochiapan in the state of Morelos. Preliminary reports indicate several buildings in Mexico City and Puebla have suffered serious damage, collapsed bridges and damage to basic infrastructure.
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Red Cross on the ground responding to Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017 - One of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in recent history, Irma’s torrential rains and winds have flooded towns and roads, and destroyed homes and buildings. More than 1.2 million people across the Caribbean have been exposed to its effects so far.
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Red Cross prepared to respond to Hurricane Irma

September 05, 2017 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing for a major humanitarian response as Hurricane Irma moves towards the Caribbean.

 


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