Gina Holmes

Global reporter

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The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world

Photo of the Day: Red Cross supporting those affected by floods in Bosnia and Serbia

Officials are calling it the worst flooding to affect Serbia and Bosnia in more than a century. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated as homes, roads, and railways have been submerged and a state of emergency has been declared.

Infographic: Boating-related fatalities in Canada

Today marks National Lifejacket Day and as the long weekend approaches, we want to ensure that Canadians are aware of the importance of lifejackets while engaging in water-related activities.

Photo of the Day: Buckles visits Parliament Hill

Earlier this week, Buckles, the Canadian Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety mascot, made an appearance on Parliament Hill.

You can’t predict an emergency but you can plan for one

Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Jeff Woods, knows what it takes to be prepared for a disaster. Jeff volunteers with the Red Cross in Ottawa and has been deployed to several disasters. He’s seen first-hand how being prepared and having a plan can make a difference in an emergency situation.

The Red Cross Round-Up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.
 
 


Photo of the Day: Polio Campaign in Syria

Pictured above, a 5-year old boy from Syria, recently displaced, gets his polio vaccination from Dr. Tarek of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent health department.

A Syrian volunteer shares her story

Most 28 year-olds do not give up their careers to commit all their time to volunteering.
 
Abeer Shaker has a degree in media studies from Damascus University, but instead she’s been volunteering with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent since the very beginning of the Syrian crisis and has decided to continue her work in the humanitarian field.

Japan: Three-year anniversary

Today marks three years since a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami devastated Japan. The Red Cross continues to help survivors, like Satsuko Takezawa, return to a normal life.

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The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to talk. This blog is an opportunity for Red Cross staff, volunteers, supporters and friends to share stories about what is happening in your community and the important work you are doing. It is a tool that will help keep all of us connected.

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