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The Red Cross version of M*A*S*H

The Canadian Red Cross recently made an announcement that it is sending an Emergency Response Unit (ERU) to Pakistan. But what exactly is an ERU? We asked our Disaster Dude, John Saunders, to explain it to us. An Emergency Response Unit – or ERU i...

Photos from Pakistan

These photos are so incredibly telling of the disaster the people of Pakistan are facing right now. Take a look at these shots posted on the Canadian Red Cross Flickr page. [slideshow] Want to see more? Click here to go to the Flickr page.

Timmins volunteer accompanying important Red Cross shipment to Pakistan

Canadian Red Cross volunteer, Carole McIntyre, has been given a special task.  She is en-route to Pakistan today with $1 million of emergency supplies to help with relief efforts following extensive flooding across the country, which has affected ...

Would you turn to social media in an emergency?

When Haiti was struck by an earthquake last January, Facebook and Twitter were flooded with messages. Some people were using these popular social media tools to let their loved ones know they were ok. Others were using it to ask for help for themselv...

Pakistan live chat today

The Canadian Red Cross is inviting staff, volunteers, donors and the general public to join a live chat for more information on Red Cross flood relief efforts in Pakistan today. Canadian Red Cross Program Manager for Pakistan Faisal Mahboob, and Emer...

Rescuer Award for the mules of Pakistan

At the Red Cross, we have Rescuer Awards that are given to those who go above and beyond to rescue someone in an emergency. I’d like to give one of those awards to the mules of Pakistan! In Pakistan, there are entire communities that remain virtua...

Red Cross delegate heading to Pakistan

We just got news today that as the Red Cross continues to ramp up its assistance to people in Pakistan, Canadian Red Cross delegate, Ted Itani, is heading there to lead the International Red Cross Field Assessment and Coordination Team. Having...

Appeal to Canadians to help Pakistan

The Canadian Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those in Pakistan who have been affected by monsoon rains and flash flooding that has killed more than 1,500 and affected about 2.5 million people. As you know, the Red Cross has volunteers...

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