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Stories from Dominica

When we see the kind of destruction that events like Hurricane Maria can leave behind, it's easy to not see the unique stories of the individuals who are impacted. From the ground in Dominica, Caroline Haga with the IFRC shares some of those stories.  

Tips for cold and flu season

I got a cold in September; early enough for others experiencing similar symptoms to question if it was their allergies but, as I don’t get allergies, I knew it was the dreaded cold. This one was with sinus congestion and a wicked, hacking cough. If you too think you’re welcoming in the colder weather with a, well, cold, here are some tips to follow to minimize its duration and spread to others.

The kindness of strangers

Four days before the evacuation order was issued for the town of Williams Lake, Danny and Leeyann Allan made the decision to leave their home and head up to Prince George. They shared with us about some of the kindness they found along the way. 

In photos: Red Cross providing aid for displaced people in Bangladesh

Since August 25, more than 500,000 people have crossed into Bangladesh, fleeing violence in the northern areas of Rakhine State, Myanmar. They are now living in large camps and makeshift settlements in Cox’s Bazar and are in desperate need of basic necessities. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is providing food, water, health care, sanitation and shelter, in support of the work by the Bangladesh Red Crescent.

Woody from Williams Lake says thank you

By all appearances, Klaus Winkelmann fits right in with the community of Williams Lake – a small city in British Columbia’s interior built on ranching and forestry and known for its stampede rodeo each Canada Day long weekend.

A journey of hope

April 1, 2011 should have been just another regular day for the Bambas. Sara, a young mother of four, had left her two eldest with her mother while she took her youngest son, Mohamed, to a neighbouring village for medical care.

Back to business in Williams Lake

When Brad Tippe heard about small business assistance available from the Canadian Red Cross, he was quick to apply.

It’s been a summer unlike any other for the resident of Williams Lake, B.C. Not only did he have to pack up with his family and leave his home when wildfires drew close in July, but he also had to lock up his business.
 

News from the field: devastating floods in Bangladesh

Each year in Bangladesh, the water levels rise and fall with the changes in the seasons. Bengalis are used to floods, but this year was different. For many, the flood waters came with little notice, rose much higher than usual and stayed longer.

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