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Red Cross rescues hundreds from the Mediterranean Sea

On Monday, Red Cross rescued 350 people from unsafe boats crossing the Mediterranean to seek safety in Europe. Favourable weather this week has seen an increase in the number of people risking the treacherous journey in search of refuge due to the calmer seas.

In photos: Newcomers take part in PEI water safety preparedness picnic

Approximately 90 newcomers including Syrian refugees attended the Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Preparedness Picnic last weekend in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. With barbecued food, good company, fun games as well as information on water safety, it was a great day for all who took part in the event held at Pondside Park. Check out these great photos from the day!

World Refugee Day: photos of hope and survival

Around the world, the Red Cross movement protects people who have been forced to flee their homelands in search of safety. Here is a snapshot of our work over the past year.   

World Refugee Day: commemorating perseverance with stories of survival

​Every year on June 20th, World Refugee Day commemorates the perseverance of refugees and calls on the world to stand with those forced to leave their homes. At the Canadian Red Cross, programs like First Contact, in Vancouver and Toronto, and Restoring Family Links make a difference in the lives of refugees. This year, for World Refugee Day, we are highlighting some of the great stories of hope and survival from our blog in the past year.

Round-up: Updates from Central African Republic, Greece and Somalia

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

Round-up: Updates from Palestine and Iraq

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

Welcoming refugees with swimming lessons

As an aquatics professional, Janet has watched the Syrian refugee crisis with a unique perspective – and that perspective has lead her to create a free swimming program for Syrian refugee children. 

Photo of the day: Box of wishes shares hope from Syria’s children

Canadian Red Cross President and CEO Conrad Sauvé recently returned from a trip to Syria and the surrounding region. See what he brought back from his trip. 

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