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Photo of the day: ICRC president witnesses catastrophic situation in Yemen

A recent spike in hostilities, including the intense ground fighting, has heightened the suffering of Yemen’s civilian population. It is estimated that since March, nearly 4,000 people have been killed, 19,000 injured and 1.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Severe shortages of water, food and fuel continue across the country as well as airstrikes and ground fighting.

Photo of the day: Red Cross responding to flooding in Myanmar

Heavy rains and damage from Cyclone Komen have caused extensive flooding and landslides in many parts of Myanmar. The Myanmar Red Cross Society is estimating that 178,000 people have been affected across 12 regions and states. It is expected that the number of people affected by this disaster will increase in the coming days as Red Cross teams reach remote areas and assess the damage.

Photo of the day: Young Ebola survivor makes mission worthwhile for Canadian doctor

Dr. Jamal Serrar, a Quebec-based emergency doctor, has just completed a one-month assignment working at the Ebola Treatment Centre at Forécariah, Guinea, run by the French Red Cross. He shared with us the joyous news of a three-year-old girl’s recovery from Ebola at the Centre.

Photo of the day: helping two sisters return to school in Nepal

Two sisters, 12 and 6 years old, used to come by the child friendly play space at the Canadian Red Cross field hospital every day. It was set up in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, in the community of Dhunche. One day, the older sister opened up to the Canadian Red Cross aid worker providing psychosocial support and told her their story.  Her family was experiencing issues that affected the two sisters and the girls hadn't been to school for at least a year. 

Photo of the day: Red Cross helping people affected by fires in Saskatchewan

Forest fires are affecting more than a dozen First Nation communities in Northern Saskatchewan, resulting in evacuations.

The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance such as food, clothing, shelter, referrals, and other necessities on behalf of the Saskatchewan Government for a total of 5,265 people. Our teams are ready to assist others if more communities are impacted.

Photo of the day: Red Cross solidarity in the mountains of Nepal

Red Cross aid worker Bonnie Kearns, a nurse from Sarnia, Ontario, has been in Nepal for the past several weeks, working in a remote community affected by the earthquake to provide basic health care services.

She describes a close call she experienced on May 12, when a second powerful earthquake struck the country, and how a young local Red Cross volunteer came to offer protection.

Photo of the day: Promoting lifejackets on Parliament Hill

On Monday, May 11, the Canadian Red Cross participated in the fourth annual National Lifejacket and Swim Day on the Hill in Ottawa – an event that brings together Parliamentarians, injury prevention, and swimming organizations, to talk about the importance of lifejacket use in drowning prevention. 
 

Photo of the Day: The cycle of life

The Red Cross uses many different ways to provide assistance in countries around the world. In this case, bikes! In March, a ceremony took place to mark the donation of 50 bicycles and first aid kits from the Chinese Red Cross to its Senegalese counterpart.

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