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The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. INTERNATIONAL: In recent years, the issue of menstrual hygiene management in post-conflict and post-disaster settings has increasingly draw...

Photo of the Day: Help on the way after Hurricane Ingrid

Today’s photo comes from the Mexican Red Cross, who have responded to 32,000 individuals in parts of Mexico affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel. Massive flooding and landslides have left 18 states in Mexico in need of aid. The ...

Award winning team marks decade of emergency response in Nova Scotia

Guest entry by James Sedgewick, disaster management associate, Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia This September marks a decade of emergency response for a special team of Canadian Red Cross volunteers in Nova Scotia. While Red Cross volunteers did...

Video: What it means to be a volunteer

Canadian Red Cross Volunteer, Susan MacKenzie, has responded to disasters across North America.  From the Northern Alberta wildfires to Hurricane Sandy, she is always putting others before herself. Without volunteers like Sandy the Canadian Re...

Red Cross Delegate Profile: Sandra Damota

When we think of the damage caused by disasters, we tend to think of basic needs like shelter, water, food, and health, but we often forget how many other emotional, mental, and spiritual things are effected in a disaster. Red Cross psychosocial dele...

Tech Talk: Breakout year for social media in emergencies

Social media isn’t new anymore, but the ways in which it can be used both by the public and officials during emergencies are evolving quickly. In 2012, our own Canadian Red Cross survey about social media use in disasters demonstrated that it’s a ...

Photo of the Day: Tropical Cyclone Evan

Today's photo of the day shows the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Evan. Evan made landfall in Samoa on December 13 as a category 3 tropical storm. Apia, which is the capital of Samoa, suffered from extensive flooding as well as widespread structural d...

Volunteers provide assistance in house fires

The Greater New York branch of the American Red Cross is still handling cleanup efforts following Sandy, but they are also helping to respond to the increased number of house fires that occur at this time of year. At the Canadian Red Cross, call...

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