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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. 

Round-up: Updates from Namibia and Serbia

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

Alberta nurse and aid worker talks about experience at the Erding camp in Germany

Canmore resident  Dave Bateman is a registered nurse and the Director of Clinical Care at the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary. He spent a month in a refugee camp in Erding, Germany, assisting the German Red Cross. 

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.

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