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Spreading Ebola Awareness through Song and Soap Opera

To combat stigma, particularly against those who have survived the Ebola virus, the Red Cross is using music and television to spread messages of anti-discrimination.

Round-up: Red Cross supports communities in Central African Republic and Iraq

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

Red Cross Babysitting Course equips kids for a lifetime

With March Break around the corner, parents may be looking for activities to engage their youth. If your kid is of age (11-15 years old), consider a Red Cross babysitting course to equip your child with qualities needed in caring for others.

First Aid app to the rescue

Just recently I was vacationing in South America, waiting at a very busy bus station when I noticed a woman had dropped to the ground. I couldn’t tell for certain what had happened, but I understood there was a medical emergency. The first thing that popped into my head was: ‘what if she needs CPR?  I may be able to help.’

Highlights from bullying prevention Twitter chat

On February 25th, parents, educators and some of our partners who work in the field of bullying prevention education and awareness joined us for a Twitter chat as we marked Pink Shirt Day. Here are hightlights from the Twitter conversation, compiled through Storify. Thanks to all the participants, including Red Cross social ambassador and author of book on parenting and mental health, Ann Douglas. 

Round-up: Red Cross supports communities in Myanmar and Malawi

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

Pink Shirt Day 2015

Stepping into the school a few days later, I had not expected such flamboyance. The school caretaker had covered all the overhead lights in pink cellophane, which now projected a pinkish hue in the hallways, as though an anti-bullying Instagram filter had been set upon the school. Rosy balloons festooned the gymnasium, while students raced around in their pink attire.

Spread kindness, prevent bullying - join the conversation Feb 25

On February 25 at 9 p.m. EST, join in our Twitter Chat on Bullying Prevention (#RedCrossPinkChat ) and be part of the movement to end bullying, whether it takes place in-person or online (cyberbullying).

Raising awareness of Restoring Family Links

Losing touch with family members is common following disasters or conflicts. Communication lines get broken, families get dispersed and there’s no way of getting in touch. Often, families don’t even know where to start, or if their relatives are even alive.

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