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"Don't break a leg!" What to do in the event of sprains, strains and fractures

With the Olympics in full swing, your favourite daredevil may feel inspired to try out some winter activities. So here is a little first aid reminder to be better prepared if that daredevil becomes the victim of a mishap. 

Protecting children from violence through education in Sri Lanka

After a devastating tsunami in 2004, survivors had many needs – one that emerged in Sri Lanka was the need for child protection.

Improving access to water means improving the lives of women and girls in rural Pakistan

From February 4-10 it’s International Development Week, and we’re highlighting some of the work being done to help build more resilient communities around the world. This project in Pakistan is assisting communities in getting access to one of our biggest needs – water. 

Partners for a better world

February 4 to 10, 2018 is International Development Week (IDW), an initiative led by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada that celebrates Canadian contributions to international development and engages and inspires Canadians, particularly youth, to learn more about global issues. The theme of the 28th annual International Development Week: ‘Partners for a Better World’ highlights Canadians’ collective efforts to achieve sustainable development at home and around the world.

The kites are coming out

Dr. Ola Dunin-Bell shares her experience working in Bangladesh, providing care to people fleeing violence and conflict. 

Everything you need to know about the Africa food insecurity crisis

In 2018, the food insecurity crisis that is impacting millions of people in parts of Africa is expected to continue. Learn what is happening, who is being affected, and what is being done to help. 

How Red Cross supports mental health in emergencies and beyond

When a disaster strikes, the Canadian Red Cross quickly mobilizes to meet people’s basic needs: shelter, food, clothing, registration and so on. But there’s another aspect of the Red Cross response that’s perhaps not as well-known, but is equally important to the people impacted by the disaster:  our work to support psychosocial wellbeing in times of crisis and through the long recovery phase after disasters.

In photos: Supplies distribution in Hakimpara Camp, Bangladesh

Recently the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Bangladesh received much needed hygiene kits, thanks to support from the Government of Canada. The kits were distributed to people in Hakimpara Camp, Bangladesh. 

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