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Engaging youth about the importance of humanitarian issues and International Humanitarian Law

When watching or reading the news it isn’t hard to see the impacts of war and armed conflicts, seeing this kind of suffering and destruction can lead us to ask if there are any rules or limits to violent armed conflict  – that’s where International Humanitarian Law comes in.
 

People on War: Canadians’ changing attitudes on torture and warfare

This year, over 17,000 people from 16 different countries were asked what they thought about International Humanitarian Law and the limits to war. The exact same questions were asked nearly 20 years ago, which means we can get insight into people’s views on International Humanitarian Law, and how those views have changed over time

Meet a Red Cross volunteer: Cathy Bossenberry

The work of the Canadian Red Cross is made possible through the tireless work of our dedicated volunteers. December 5 is International Volunteer Day, and we want to celebrate the work of all our amazing volunteers, and take a moment to introduce you to Cathy. 
 

Tips for preventing colds and the flu this season

It’s that time of year – when so many of us will be noticing we’re feeling a little run down, maybe a little sniffly, maybe coughing and sneezing a few times – oh no, it’s cold and flu season! 
No one likes being sick, so how can you help prevent it?

Red Cross and BUNZ join to help Canadians be ready

At the Canadian Red Cross we know how important having an emergency kit is, and we were looking for a new way to get the word out. So we turned to BUNZ Trading Zone. 

Musician Elly Thorn supports and welcomes refugees with song

Canadian singer-songwriter Elly Thorn was inspired to write “You Didn’t Even Know Me” when she and her husband were travelling and, although their surroundings were foreign to them, she was struck by how extremely welcoming their hosts were. Now Elly is using her song to help welcome Syrian refugees to their new home in Canada – with proceeds from the song going to the Canadian Red Cross.

Tips for a safe and spooky Halloween

It’s the spookiest time of the year! With so many monsters, witches and ghosts afoot it’s important to be extra safe. Here are some ways to help keep the Trick or Treaters in your life ready for the big night.

Red Cross and Walmart help families impacted by fire in Newfoundland

In the middle of the night on Sunday, October 9, a house fire left six people in Bishop’s Falls without a home. Luckily, the residents of the small town in Newfoundland all had places they could stay that night. That morning, Thanksgiving, the local Red Cross was called. 

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