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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. 

Tech Talk: New app aims to help refugees arriving in Canada

Many of us use various smartphone apps that help make our days more social, more efficient and a lot more fun. But did you know there’s a new app to help refugees feel more at home in their new communities? 

Refugee Arrival: A letter that warmed the hearts of Red Cross volunteers

Louise-Julie, a volunteer for nearly 25 years, once again stepped in to support the Red Cross during the Syrian Refugee Arrival response. Louise-Julie spent the holidays with the big Red Cross family. She is there at the Welcome Centre nearly every day, where thousands of refugees have been arriving since mid-December.

From refugee to Red Cross employee, in less than ten days

A few years ago, Mohamad left his home in Syria and settled in Egypt, as a refugee. On December 9, he landed in Montreal and became a permanent resident of Canada. He was welcomed by a group who sponsored him, one of the members being Danielle Leblanc, a past employee and international delegate with the Canadian Red Cross.

Round-up: Updates from Indonesia and Greece

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

Update: Syrian refugees arriving in Canada

The Canadian Red Cross is working closely with governement parters, local officials and other agencies to help support the needs of Syrian refugees arriving in Canada. 

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