News Releases : Worldwide

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Red Cross announces new field hospital in Rafah

May 15, 2024 - In response to the overwhelming demand for health care in Gaza, the Canadian Red Cross, in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Norwegian Red Cross, and nine other National Red Cross Societies, has opened a field hospital in Rafah.

Aid for Afghanistan Coalition Statement: The Passage of Bill C-41, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

June 20, 2023 - The Aid for Afghanistan Coalition welcomes the adoption of Bill C-41 as a first step in enabling Canadian aid organizations to provide crucial humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and other similar contexts.

Red Cross raising funds to help people arriving in Canada from Ukraine

April 01, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross has opened the Ukraine Humanitarian Support in Canada Appeal to help people who have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine when they arrive in Canada.

Canadian donations reaching people in Ukraine and surrounding countries

March 29, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross continues to provide vital assistance to people in Ukraine and surrounding countries.  Red Cross teams are working in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to provide urgent items in an effort to alleviate human suffering caused by the conflict.

Red Cross aid reaching people in Ukraine and surrounding countries

March 22, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross wishes to thank Canadians for their generous financial donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal.  As of March 21st, Canadian donations have reached $119 million.

Red Cross launches Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal

February 24, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal to respond to those affected by ongoing conflict in the country. 

Red Cross Assisting Refugees In Crisis

September 05, 2015 - The Canadian Red Cross is calling for increased aid and a more collaborative, global response to assist people caught in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the Second World War.

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.

Red Cross Aid Flows in Wake of Devastating Cyclone Pam

March 15, 2015 - (Ottawa, March 15, 2015) The category five cyclone that slammed into the Vanuatu archipelago on March 13, 2015 has left thousands of people in need of shelter, water and first aid. The damage is extensive, with homes destroyed, power and communications down and vital infrastructure impacted. As the full picture of the storm’s destruction comes into focus, the Red Cross is delivering aid to those in need.