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Six months after Hurricane Maria, Dominica continues to recover

Six months ago, Hurricane Maria hit Dominica hard. The Category 5 hurricane brought torrential rain and winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. Nearly the entire island was destroyed. Today, those impacted by the storm are working with the Red Cross to rebuild and recover. 

Putting training to the test during a complex response in Democratic Republic of Congo

This would be a challenging response, but it was also a response that the DRC Red Cross had been trained for as part of the Capacity Strengthening for Emergency Response in Africa initiative – now it was time to put their training into action. 

Reaching the most vulnerable includes recognizing gender and diversity when responding

The moments, days, and years following a disaster or emergency will be felt differently by each person who was affected. Some groups of people are more vulnerable to the impacts of these events than others – recognizing those unique vulnerabilities is an important part of preparing for, and responding to disasters and emergencies. The Canadian Red Cross is working with partner National Societies and the IFRC to help ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met during times of emergencies and disasters.

Bill and Paula Green: Making a difference together

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, read about Bill and Paula Green, who have been married for 32 years and have volunteered together with the Canadian Red Cross for 11. 

Protecting children from violence through education in Sri Lanka

After a devastating tsunami in 2004, survivors had many needs – one that emerged in Sri Lanka was the need for child protection.

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. 

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