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The Lending Library of Things

In communities, big and small, local libraries are a meeting space for young and old and of course, a place to sign out books, DVDs and audiobooks. When High River’s library was severely damaged by the Southern Alberta Floods in 2013, it moved to a temporary location while repairs and rebuilding took place. It was then that unique needs started to emerge.

Photo of the Day: Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

The impact of Cyclone Mora is being felt along coastal areas of Bangladesh which made landfall in south east Bangladesh this morning (May 30). With high winds and heavy rains, the Bangladesh meteorological office has warned that coastal districts could face flooding as a result of 4-5 metre storm surges along the sea front.

Delivering emergency water to the drought-stricken in southern Ethiopia

Holding her youngest daughter with one hand and carrying a 20-litre jerry can full of water with the other, Abebech Ayanu struggles under its weight to make the short walk home. With drought conditions having shifted from northern Ethiopia to the southern district of Kindo Koysha where Abebech lives with her family, she does not want to spill a drop of this precious commodity.

Voices from the Quebec floods

"I don't ‎need that much. Please keep it for people who need it more."
"I lost all the baby pictures of my four boys."
"Thanks for everything you are doing for us".

Volunteer Guy Lepage shares some of the conversations he's had while on the ground, responding to the flooding in Quebec. 
 

​Helping his community, one empty bottle at a time

“Le coeur de la classe.” That’s what Julian’s teacher calls him – the heart of the class. The 10-year-old Ottawa boy has always had a generous spirit and been aware of those around him who might be going through difficult times. As individuals and families in his region were affected by flooding this past week, Julian decided to embark on a fundraising effort to support them.

Improving emergency response in Afghanistan: Q&A with Hani Dajani

​Every year, more than 250,000 Afghans are affected by disasters. We talk with Hani Dajani who is leading the work of the Canadian Red Cross in Afghanistan about some of the challenges and how we're working to build the capacity of the Afghan Red Crescent Society to improve emergency response in the country.

8 essential tips for after a flood

Over the past few weeks, thousands of people have had to evacuate their homes as a result of the spring floods in Quebec and parts of Ontario. Now that the water is beginning to withdraw in some regions, those evacuated by flooding may begin to re-enter their homes. Here are 8 safety precautions to follow when you return home.

No place is too far: Bringing life-saving health care to hard-to-reach communities in Nepal

In the bustling din of Dhulikhel Hospital’s emergency room, Dr. Sanu Shrestha walks with ease between triage nurses in the waiting room, hovering families at patient beds and doctors rushing to their next consult.

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