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Trio of workers head to Sierra Leone to aid in Ebola outbreak

The Red Cross is actively responding to the West Africa Ebola outbreak on all fronts, from treating patients through to providing public education and psychosocial support. Three aid workers from Quebec are the latest to join the global Red Cross effort.

Round-up: Red Cross supports communities in Iran and South Sudan

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Displaced Iraqis in urgent need of help

The minute I step into Khanqeh Camp in Northern Iraq, I’m surrounded by elderly men and women, expecting mothers and children - some the age of my own kids. Rapid advances of militant groups in Iraq have forced them to flee their homes, leaving behind most of their personal belongings and all the things they hold dear.

My body is nobody's body but mine

While the memories of childhood can be vague, this song (My Body Is Nobody's Body But Mine) still makes my ears perk up. It may ring familiar with my fellow children of the 80s. For the uninitiated, the song was part of a sexual abuse prevention program aimed at children.

Preparing for winter emergencies: How we help during power outages

As winter approaches, along with the annual threat of snow storms and extended power outages, the Canadian Red Cross is ready to help, just as they did recently when thousands of Calgarians were plunged into darkness.

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in Iraq and Libya

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Garth Tohms: Turning wrenches, turning fear around in Sierra Leone

Garth Tohms turns wrenches to fix water pipes, turns a good phrase in his blog and through his work as a humanitarian with the Canadian Red Cross, has helped turn peoples’ lives around in various places. Garth has deployed as a technician with the Red Cross’ Emergency Response Unit to the Philippines and South Sudan, and, most recently to Sierra Leone.

Perspectives from the Philippines: One Year After Typhoon Haiyan

One year has passed since Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, on November 8, 2013, affecting more than 16 million people.

How to save a life in four minutes

Last August, James Boshart saved a life. It happened unexpectedly while he was out at a garage sale in Clinton, Ontario with his brother. One minute he was focused on finding a diamond in the rough, the next he was performing CPR.

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in Turkey and Ukraine

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

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