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Photo of the Day: Red Cross in China responding to Yunnan earthquake

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Yunnan province of China on Sunday. The Red Cross Society of China has initially mobilized 2,000 family kits, containing household items for families displaced from their homes, as well as quilts and jackets.

Photo of the Day: Support for displaced in Iraq

Hundreds of thousands of people in Iraq have needed vital support after the escalation of violence and unrest in the region has forced thousands of families to flee their homes, prompting assistance from multiple Red Crescent societies.

Photo of the Day: Syrian Red Crescent volunteers in action in Homs

For the past month, the Homs branch of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent with support from the IFRC has been delivering food aid and helping rebuild destroyed communities in Syria that had been besieged by conflict.

Photo of the Day: From Ebola Survivor to Red Cross volunteer

When the Ebola virus first hit Guinea two months ago, many people didn’t realize it was the deadly haemorrhagic fever. Saa Sabas, from Guinea, was caring for his sick parent when he contracted the virus, but managed to beat it. Now, along with the Red Cross Society of Guinea, Saa Sabas works to raise awareness of how to prevent the spread of the disease, to allay some of the fear and rumours, as well as to combat the ignorance about this dangerous disease.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross supporting those affected by floods in Bosnia and Serbia

Officials are calling it the worst flooding to affect Serbia and Bosnia in more than a century. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated as homes, roads, and railways have been submerged and a state of emergency has been declared.

Photo of the Day: Red Cross assisting Kashechewan residents after flooding

Canadian Red Cross disaster response volunteers are providing assistance to approximately 1,500 people from the Northern Ontario community of Kashechewan which experienced severe flooding earlier this week. Evacuees are being sheltered in host communities across Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Cornwall, Greenstone and Kapuskasing.

Photo of the Day: Buckles visits Parliament Hill

Earlier this week, Buckles, the Canadian Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety mascot, made an appearance on Parliament Hill.

Photo of the Day: U.S. storms show importance of being prepared

Last week was Emergency Preparedness Week (May 4 – 10) and recent severe weather in the United States is a good example of disasters happening in an instant.

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