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Update: Syrian refugees arriving in Canada

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with governement parters, local officials and other agencies to help support the needs of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. 

Zika virus: What you need to know

By now you have probably heard about the Zika virus, an infection which is spread mainly through mosquito bites, that is currently spreading in Central and South America, as well as Mexico.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus an international health emergency. 

"Everything aligned" for a dramatic rescue in Squamish, BC

A woman is found frozen in remote Squamish, British Columbia. The story of her rescue seems almost impossible, combining luck with a dedicated team’s refusal to give up. 

In video: Talking about mental health and first aid

We took a moment to talk to some mental health advocates about the importance of integrating mental health into first aid. 

Mental health: New program using first aid to stop stigma and silence

When we see someone experiencing a medical emergency we know first aid can be a life-saving measure, but what if we saw someone experiencing a mental health emergency such as depression or suicidal behaviour?

International Humanitarian Law – protecting civilians

Recent humanitarian emergencies around the world have some people asking if there are any limits to war. Well, there are – and those limits are governed by International Humanitarian Law.

5 things I’ve learned about having the flu

It’s an unavoidable part of the year, full of used tissues, cups of tea, and daytime TV. Now that I’ve had my share of colds and the flu, I feel like I’ve learned my share – here’s the top five things I’ve learned about having the flu.

Know the signs of a cold-related emergency, and how to help

Spending time outside is a big part of many Canadians’ winters, but there is need for precautions to make sure everyone stays warm and avoids a cold-related emergency. What’s a cold-related emergency? When a person is exposed to cold temperatures it can cause their body temperature to decrease. 

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