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Child protection update from makeshift settlements in Bangladesh

As thousands continue to flee violence in Myanmar, children who are unaccompanied or who have been separated from their parents and guardians rely on the protection of others - here is how the Red Cross and Red Crescent is helping. 

Solar power means a brighter future for healthcare

Imagine relying on candlelight to be able to deliver heathcare. In remote parts of Liberia’s Bomi county, this has been the reality for healthcare workers - and is one of the examples that Sayba Tamba, Secretary General of the Liberian Red Cross Society when she said, “the state of health facilities in Bomi demands immediate intervention if we are to save lives.” 

Safety tips for when you're living alone for the first time

So, you’re out on your own. Living on your own for the first time is exciting – and can also be a little intimidating. While we can’t help with roommates who use up all the paper towels and never replace them, or upstairs neighbours who practice their tap dancing at all hours, we can offer a bit of advice for how to help make your new home safer. 
 

How parents and caregivers can help children during and after disasters

Big or small, disasters impact the entire community. These are extremely stressful times, and children and youth can feel this stress just as much as the adults in their lives. Here are some ways that parents and caregivers can help during times of disaster and emergencies. 

What I learned from being totally unprepared for an emergency

A recent power outage left me wishing I'd been better prepared - and helped me learn how I can be ready for next time. 

9 ways to have a safer road trip this summer

Between building the world’s greatest playlist and figuring out the best selfie destinations - or where Canada’s weirdest museum is -  it’s useful to take a few steps to make sure your fantastic road trip is also a safe road trip. 

In makeshift settlements, children are among the most vulnerable

Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar has displaced hundreds of thousands people from the local Muslim population, who have been crossing into Bangladesh in search of safety. Approximately 57% of people arriving in makeshift settlements are children under the age of 17. A recent assessment was carried out to determine what unique challenges these children face, and how those needs can be met. 

Red Cross volunteer honoured with Oslo Business for Peace Award

We’re very excited to share that Red Cross volunteer, donor and partner Murad Al-Katib won the Oslo Business for Peace Award for his contributions to feeding refugee families. This honour comes as no surprise to us, as Murad is known for his dedication and care both at home and around the world.  

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