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Raising a stink about sanitation

Morning commuters in Sydney, Australia had a bit of a surprise today: toilets out in the open outside a busy subway station. One person sat on each toilet reading, what else, the newspaper. This bit of potty humour was courtesy of our friends at the...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross* The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. SRI LANKA: Since the reserves in and around Nugelanda...

Preventing cholera through songs and education

Check out this video for a look at how Red Cross volunteers are reaching out to Haitians to share important health messages that will help prevent the spread of cholera. So far, the Red Cross has set up one cholera treatment centre in Arcahie, no...

The Red Cross Round-up

*The Red Cross Round-up is written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator for the Canadian Red Cross * The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. HAITI: Over the weekend Hu...

Images from Tomas

We have been watching closely all day, as hurricane Tomas has brushed the western coast of Haiti. Here are the first images we have received from the city of Leogane, where there have been floods.[slideshow]

Texting in Haiti

Red Cross experts in Haiti have been working around the clock to prepare for the tropical storm, Tomas, expected to hit the vulnerable country this week. In addition to getting emergency supplies ready so that they can be quickly distributed when ...

Blogging from Haiti

* Red Crosser Sophie Chavanel (@sophiechavanel) is currently in Haiti working to help prepare for Tropical Storm Tomas. She has posted these photos and this blog to help keep Canadians aware of what is happening in Haiti. [slideshow] In Haiti, we ...

“Bee”coming the next humanitarians

Bees are little honey-makers, pollinators and picnic-pests. But, we found out this week that the insects can also be humanitarians. What’s all this buzz about? Well, like dogs, bees rely heavily on scent for day-to-day activities. A worker bee’s t...

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