News Releases : Asia

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Canadian Red Cross launches Pakistan Floods Appeal

August 31, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Pakistan Floods Appeal to accept donations to help people affected by record-breaking monsoon rainfall in Pakistan. 

Fund Launched to Support People Impacted by Typhoons Goni & Vamco in Philippines

November 18, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Philippines Typhoons Goni and Vamco Fund to help provide critical humanitarian aid after the typhoons tore through communities in the Philippines, impacting more than three million people.

Canadian Red Cross sends team to Japan to assist Canadians in hospital with Coronavirus

February 20, 2020 - The Canadian Red Cross is sending a team of aid workers to Japan to provide crucial assistance to Canadian passengers that have tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19 after travelling aboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner.

Red Cross Responds to Devastating Earthquake in Nepal

April 25, 2015 - (Ottawa, April 25, 2015) The Red Cross is providing emergency assistance following a magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu, Nepal, causing widespread devastation. Canadians are encouraged to help support emergency response efforts by making a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.

Typhoon Maysak

April 02, 2015 - As Typhoon Maysak continues on its path towards the Philippines, the Red Cross is supporting affected individuals and remains on alert.

Canadian Red Cross marks 10 years since the Indian Ocean tsunami

December 26, 2014 -

(Ottawa, December 26, 2014) From building homes to helping families regain their livelihoods, the Canadian Red Cross has helped communities to ‘build back better’ following the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that struck on Boxing Day 10 years ago.

Canadian Red Cross supporting relief efforts in Philippines as Typhoon Hagupit makes landfall

December 08, 2014 - With the support of the Canadian Red Cross, the Philippine Red Cross is better prepared to provide relief to communities affected by Typhoon Hagupit, which made landfall on the weekend. 

Six months after Typhoon Haiyan made landfall, the Red Cross continues to support affected communities

May 08, 2014 - Six months on from the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, millions of people remain in a precarious situation. The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting long-term needs of survivors and will work alongside Red Cross partners in undertaking a holistic and integrated approach to the recovery operation. 

Canadian Red Cross Secretary General and CEO condemns attack on ICRC Afghanistan office in Jalalabad

May 30, 2013 -

Today, Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross, issued the following statement:

"Yesterday, we learned that an attack had been perpetrated on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) office in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad. Sadly, Afghan staff member Abdul Bashir Khan, the father of eight children, was killed in the attack."

Canada helps strengthen humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan

March 18, 2013 -

Canada’s development efforts in Afghanistan are focused on meeting basic needs in health and education, delivering humanitarian assistance and increasing the resilience of the Afghan people, especially women and children.