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Climate change: Emergencies and disasters in Canada

A changing climate causes an increase in volatile conditions that play a part in severe weather and natural disasters. Serious winter storms, heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, tornados, and flooding are some of the adverse weather and disasters we’ve seen in Canada – climate change can increase the likelihood of these, and in some cases, increase the severity as well.

Canadian Red Cross helps rebuild health care in Haiti

Like the rest of Haiti, the Jacmel community was left reeling after the January 12, 2010 earthquake devastated the country. This community of 40,000, capital of the Sud-Est department of Haiti, suffered significant damage to many buildings, including an estimated 70% of homes and the county hospital Saint Michel a Jacmel. Given that a strong and functional major health care facility is vitally important to both short-term and long-term recovery efforts, the reconstruction of Saint Michel Hospital was considered an essential task.

Round-up: Updates from Paraguay and India

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

Quake wake up in British Columbia

Earthquakes don’t come with built in warning systems. For millions of people in many of B.C.’s largest cities, Tuesday’s quake was a wake up call. What will yours be?

In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from 2015, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more.

Round-up: Updates from Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar

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

In Photos: The Canadian Red Cross and Afghan Red Crescent collaborate on emergency preparedness and recovery

Myrian Marotte is the director of Communications for the Canadian Red Cross Quebec Division. She recently accompanied the President of the Canadian Red Cross, Conrad SauvĂ©, on a mission to Afghanistan and Pakistan. She tells us about the assistance being provided to the emergency preparedness operations of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, the dedication of the Red Crescent teams, the essential services provided to the most vulnerable under extremely difficult circumstances, and young people who are filled with hope for the future. 

Winnipeg Ob/Gyn shares experience at Nepal Emergency Field Hospital

First-time Canadian Red Cross delegate Dr. Michael Boroditsky of Winnipeg shares his experiences working in a rural emergency field hospital in Dhunche, Nepal. 

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