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Canadian Red Cross honours its volunteers during National Volunteer Week

April 07, 2014 - This week, the Canadian Red Cross celebrates all volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 6-12. Every year, Red Cross volunteers generously donate their time to improve the lives of those in need across Canada. “This is an opportunity to honour and thank the vast network of volunteers who are an integral part of the Society, contributing to our humanitarian work that is carried out in communities from coast to coast,” said Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and CEO of the Canadian Red Cross.

Canadian Red Cross condemns the killing of an ICRC staff member in Central African Republic

March 10, 2014 - On March 8, the Canadian Red Cross learned of the killing of a staff member from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in northern Central African Republic. The ICRC reports that the killing occurred in connection with the violence in Ndele. Armed men entered the Catholic mission in Ndele where four ICRC staff were quartered and killed one of them. The other three are safe.

The Canadian Red Cross welcomes Government of Canada announcement on maternal, newborn and child health summit

March 07, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross welcomes the continued leadership of the Government of Canada on global maternal newborn and child health with the announcement that Canada will host a high-level summit on this issue in May, 2014.

Civil Unrest in Ukraine

March 05, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross is closely monitoring the civil unrest in Ukraine and will provide assistance as needed along with other members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

Syria: Humanitarian convoys must not be targeted

February 10, 2014 - On Saturday, February 8, after several hours of negotiation, trucks from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) loaded with humanitarian aid and accompanied by a United Nations vehicle, entered the old town of Homs in Syria.

Canadian Red Cross deplores the death of another Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid worker

January 22, 2014 -

Ottawa, January 22, 2013 – On January 8, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer Hekmat Mohamad Kerbaj died in hospital, five months after his disappearance. He was found on a sidewalk in Jaramana, in Rural Damascus, on January 5 and taken to hospital, but his condition proved to be fatal.

Canadian Red Cross surgical team to assist in South Sudan conflict

January 20, 2014 - A team of five Canadian Red Cross medical personnel is deploying to South Sudan to increase the International Committee of the Red Cross’ (ICRC) surgical capacity in communities affected by the recent armed conflict.

Four years after the earthquake, the Red Cross continues to support communities in Haiti

January 09, 2014 - Four years on from the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the Red Cross continues to help earthquake survivors rebuild and recover.  To date, the Red Cross has helped five million earthquake survivors through health, shelter, water and sanitation and other basic needs.

Canadian banks extend deadline for accepting donations for Red Cross relief efforts following Typhoon Haiyan

December 12, 2013 - Banks across Canada have extended the deadline for accepting donations in support of Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. 

The Canadian Red Cross Lays the Cornerstone at the Saint-Michel Hospital in Jacmel

December 10, 2013 - In collaboration with the Haitian Red Cross and the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP), and with the financial support of the American Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross is proud to celebrate the laying of the cornerstone at the Saint-Michel Hospital in Jacmel in the presence of Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Haitian Public Health and Population.