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Photos: Cyclone Pam causes extensive destruction in Vanuatu

Thousands of people have been affected after Cyclone Pam, a category 5 storm, made landfall in Port Vila, Vanuatu, on Friday, March 13. This was the strongest tropical storm to make landfall since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in November 2013. 

Photo of the Day: Winter brings new challenges in Syria

Much like in Canada, the weather over the past few weeks in Syria has included snow, freezing temperatures and at times heavy rain. Despite the cold weather, Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers continue to provide much needed assistance, including distributing blankets, tarps and other relief items to help families stay warm and providing emergency medical care.

Best Red Cross photos of 2014

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then 2014 was a year filled with photos that told a story all on their own.

From the shores of British Columbia to the typhoon-ravaged streets of the Philippines, and the disease- stricken communities in West Africa, join us as we take a look back at our top five photos of the year. 

Photo of the Day: Red Cross sets up field clinic after Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall

Since Typhoon Hagupit made landfall in the Philippines earlier this month, the Philippine Red Cross has been busy providing emergency relief and assessing damage in the hard-hit area of Samar Island.

The Red Cross has set up a basic health care unit in Dolores, Eastern Samar Province to provide services until health care facilities in the area can resume normal activities, with technical support for this clinic being provided by the Canadian Red Cross. 

Photo of the Day: Nursing in Red Cross Ebola treatment centre

In September, the Red Cross opened its first Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, a district hard-hit by the outbreak. Toronto nurse Kirsty Robertson is a Canadian Red Cross delegate on a short-term deployment in the centre to aid in the Ebola response.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross opens Ebola treatment centre

This week, the Red Cross (IFRC) opened its first Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, a district hard-hit by the outbreak. The centre can house up to 60 patients when at full capacity. The centre has so far admitted 5 patients, including an 11-year-old girl. 

Photo of the Day: Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit aiding communities

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent Mobile Health Unit is always welcomed in Ghuzlaniyah, a village situated 20 kilometres east of Damascus, where men, women and children flock to the vehicle to form lines to wait for medical consultations.

Photos: Red Cross mobilized in fight against Ebola

These photos were taken in Sierra Leone and Guinea during a recent visit by Elhadj As Sy, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as Red Cross ramps up efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak.

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