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Spotlight: Health Care in Danger

This week, the Canadian Red Cross and the ICRC are hosting a workshop bringing together experts to identify recommendations to ensure the safety of health facilities in times of conflict. As such, we’ll be posting a blog post every day this week to h...

Red Cross deploying field hospital for Syrian refugees in Jordan

In response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, the Red Cross is in the midst of setting up a field hospital in Jordan to provide health care for Syrian refugees who have fled their home as a result of the conflict. To date, 1.9 million people have b...

Photo of the Day: Health care in danger

For 150 years, the ICRC has been providing medical care in times of war or conflict. Providing heath care in conflict can be both difficult and dangerous. Teams are forced to work in the best conditions they can find which sometimes lack basic eq...

Photos: Red Cross Emergency Response Unit training

*Photos by Johan Hallberg-Campbell The Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) sprung into action this week. It wasn't in response to a disaster, but rather as part of an intensive training exercise held in Ontario. That means tents, ...

World Health Day - Providing care where it's most needed

Many people around the world today are marking World Health Day. World Health Day was celebrated on Sunday, April 7 to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization, the UN’s health agency. Health services are one of the c...

Head of Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Canada to share update on humanitarian situation

This week, the Canadian Red Cross welcomed the president of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in Ottawa. Dr. Abdul Rahman Attar met with Red Cross staff and partners to provide an update on the humanitarian crisis in Syria and to ask for additi...

Photo of the Day: Paramedics help wounded in Gaza

Palestine Red Crescent paramedics evacuate an injured boy in Gaza during recent conflict in the region. Paramedics worked around the clock under very difficult security conditions to treat casualties and evacuate them to Gazan hospitals. The ICRC...

The challenges of delivering health care in South Sudan

South Sudan became an independent country one year ago today. The ICRC has been working with the newly created South Sudan Red Cross to deliver health care along the border in very challenging conditions that include violence and lack of resource...

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