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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.

Photo of the day: 10 year-old refugee arrives in Canada

Raffi recently arrived in Canada with his mother, father and two sisters. Along with other needed items, like jackets and boots, Raffi received a Red Cross teddy bear.

Discovering Westport: a small community with a big heart

End of mission is a time of deep reflection and slow adjustment. When I was deployed to Germany as a Canadian Red Cross delegate, my life changed drastically. Working as an interpreter in a German Red Cross transit camp for refugees, I experienced a complete shift in lifestyle. I went from a quiet 9-5 to non-stop 12 hour shifts, welcoming a thousand refugees every night. I adjusted quickly because the rapid pace of response left no room for easing in. When the end of my mission came, I braced myself for another major life change: going back to normal. 

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