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International Humanitarian Law: Now’s the time to shape the future

Christie Edwards, JD, LLM, is National Director of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) for the American Red Cross. In advance of the Clara Barton International Humanitarian Law Competition, an annual event that will be held on March 12-15, 2016 in Seattle, Christie took a moment to outline how International Humanitarian Law plays out in our daily lives, at home and around the world.

Celebrating resilience, strength and vision for International Women's Day

On March 8th, for International Women’s Day, we wanted to share a couple stories of inspiring women who have made a difference in their Malian communities and, with the help of Red Cross programs, have helped save lives and improve livelihoods.

Celebrating International Development Week: A global movement for a better world

International Development Week is February 7-13 and highlights what Canada and Canadians are doing to make a better world. 

Zika virus: What you need to know

By now you have probably heard about the Zika virus, an infection which is spread mainly through mosquito bites, that is currently spreading in Central and South America, as well as Mexico.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Zika virus an international health emergency. 

Providing valuable training to women on maternal and child health in Dominican Republic

In October 2015, a young woman in the municipality of Bánica shared her positive experience with me.

Juana Maria Carvajal Colon, 21, who was eight- months pregnant at the time, lives with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Juana and her sister had recently participated in a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) training session organized by the Dominican Red Cross in her community. 
 

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 Myanmar and Nigeria

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

Round-up: Updates from Iraq and Afghanistan

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

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