International Disaster Relief & Response
Disasters are not a remote occurrence for many countries throughout the world. Over the last decade, the average number of people affected by disasters worldwide tops 270 million. These natural and man-made calamities wreak havoc on the lives and livelihoods of those affected. They also leave a considerable impact on the economies of the countries they strike. In recent years, disasters have on average cost more than $100 billion per year. More»
Emergency response units are self-contained teams of specialist professionals and pre-packed sets of standardised equipment. The units were developed to improve the speed and efficiency with which the Red Cross is able to respond to disasters. There are two types of health ERU, basic health care units and field hospitals. More»
Over the last 10 years, the world has become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters. Overpopulation, massive deforestation, ongoing conflict and climate change have contributed to a rise in complex emergencies. At the same time, the number of humanitarian agencies responding to these disasters has multiplied. More»
You Make the Difference – Support Canadian Red Cross International Emergencies, Relief & Response
Thanks to the generous support of donors like you we assist millions of people in need around the world each year through our international emergencies relief and response efforts. Please donate to the International Disaster Relief Fund today.