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Improving access to water means improving the lives of women and girls in rural Pakistan

From February 4-10 it’s International Development Week, and we’re highlighting some of the work being done to help build more resilient communities around the world. This project in Pakistan is assisting communities in getting access to one of our biggest needs – water. 

Everything you need to know about the Africa food insecurity crisis

In 2018, the food insecurity crisis that is impacting millions of people in parts of Africa is expected to continue. Learn what is happening, who is being affected, and what is being done to help. 

In photos: Supplies distribution in Hakimpara Camp, Bangladesh

Recently the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Bangladesh received much needed hygiene kits, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. The kits were distributed to people in Hakimpara Camp, Bangladesh. 

Training helps Red Crosser Cliford Monfort help families in Haiti

In Haiti, Cliford Monfort has helped to respond to disasters including the 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and most recently Hurricane Irma in 2017. 

How an ugly act of bullying inspired Lynelle Cantwell to speak up

When Lynelle Cantwell was in grade 12, a cruel poll online tried to bring her and other girls down - instead of letting the bullies win, Lynelle chose to take a stand. 

Trading in my white coat for a red vest

When people think of hospitals, they think of doctors and nurses. They don’t always think of scientists in lab coats. But we are always there, hidden in the background, providing those doctors and nurses with critical patient information to guide their diagnosis and treatment decisions. Even in a field hospital in Bangladesh. 

What happens to women and girls during disasters?

Every year, earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, typhoons, drought, floods, and even volcanic eruptions can impact hundreds of thousands of people. In any disaster, no matter where in the world, it is important to remember that some people are going to be more vulnerable than others. And when a disaster hits, these vulnerabilities can lead to additional heartache and tragedy for those affected.
That’s why it’s important to consider these vulnerabilities before a disaster or emergency strikes. 

International Humanitarian Law: Violations are not accidents

Images of International Humanitarian Law violations are becoming more and more visible, and the cost of those violations shows just how important these laws are. When civilians, healthcare or humanitarian assistance are targeted, it is a decision, not an accident. 

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