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Looking for a Last Minute Holiday Gift?

The holidays can get pretty busy, so it’s not surprising that many of us are left doing a little last minute gift shopping. Here are some suggestions for gifts to share this season.

Video: Red Cross translator Rami Sarakbi shares about his experience working with refugees

Canadian Red Cross delegate Rami Sarakbi is originally from Syria. In this video he talks about his recent experience working as a translator in Germany. 

Staying safe and warm this winter

It’s winter in Canada! This change in seasons means the chance to ice skate, sled, snowmobile, and build fantastic snowmen – it also means that it’s time to take extra care due to storms and extra cold conditions.  Enjoying winter weather while staying safe and warm takes some extra precautions. Here are some tips to keep you prepared.

Take the #unselfie challenge on Giving Tuesday

There’s Black Friday, a day to kick off holiday spending, and there’s Cyber Monday, a day for online sales. But did you know about Giving Tuesday? This year, Tuesday, December 1 will mark the start of charitable holiday giving.

In Photos: Refugees in Germany

The Canadian Red Cross is working with the German Red Cross to help welcome thousands of refugees who are fleeing violence in their country. In Feldkirchen, a community located near Munich, a camp has been established with the capacity for up to 5,000 people. From this camp, refugees are able to take their first steps in seeking asylum. 

International Humanitarian Law - Protecting health care

On Saturday, October 3rd a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan was attacked in an aerial bombing. 30 people were killed including MSF staff and patients, and dozens more were injured. The bombing made headlines and raised questions – specifically, what does International Humanitarian Law (IHL) say about hospitals?
 

In Photos: Recovery 2 years after Typhoon Haiyan

The Red Cross responded quickly in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, reaching 1.3 million people with emergency relief. Two years after the typhoon, the Red Cross continues to help survivors recover and rebuild.

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