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Stories from Dominica

When we see the kind of destruction that events like Hurricane Maria can leave behind, it's easy to not see the unique stories of the individuals who are impacted. From the ground in Dominica, Caroline Haga with the IFRC shares some of those stories.  

In photos: Red Cross providing aid for displaced people in Bangladesh

Since August 25, more than 500,000 people have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar. They are now living in large camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar and are in desperate need of basic necessities. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is providing food, water, health care, sanitation and shelter, in support of the work by the Bangladesh Red Crescent.

A journey of hope

April 1, 2011 should have been just another regular day for the Bambas. Sara, a young mother of four, had left her two eldest with her mother while she took her youngest son, Mohamed, to a neighbouring village for medical care.

News from the field: devastating floods in Bangladesh

Each year in Bangladesh, the water levels rise and fall with the changes in the seasons. Bengalis are used to floods, but this year was different. For many, the flood waters came with little notice, rose much higher than usual and stayed longer.

Photo of the day: Responding to the needs of drought-affected families in Ethiopia

In drought-stricken Ethiopia, the Canadian Red Cross is supporting the Ethiopian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate life-saving help, including safer drinking water (via water trucking and water purification), hygiene promotion and supplies, and supplementary feed for livestock.

Before Irma: How Red Cross training helps prepare for disasters

Long before Hurricane Irma hit Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Red Cross volunteers from these countries were trained and ready to help with a variety of new skills, systems, and equipment, thanks to a Canadian Red Cross project called CERA (Capacity Building for Emergency Response in the Americas).

In photos: Mexican Red Cross responds to powerful earthquake

In response to a 7.1 magnitude earthquake, the Mexican Red Cross quickly mobilized hundreds of volunteers and staff. This includes medical personnel such as nurses and doctors, 140 ambulances and 30 urban rescue unit to provide assistance to people impacted by the disaster in Mexico City and in Puebla.

Red Cross teams on the ground supporting individuals and families in the Caribbean

One of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in recent history, Irma has affected more than 1.2 million people across the region. Less than two weeks later, Hurricane Maria has brought new misery to the same areas, as the most intense hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years.

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