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 A South Sudan Red Cross personnel talks to a smiling woman holding a baby.

Canadian Red Cross supporters are stepping up to make a difference abroad

February 12, 2024 - This past year, people living in Canada once again rallied behind the Red Cross. That made it possible for us to intervene when it was most needed—like when 95 per cent of Yellowknife had to be evacuated after wildfires.  

Red Cross Red Crescent volunteer surveys damage in Morocco

Earthquake Strikes Morocco

September 29, 2023 - In the late hours of Friday, September 8, panic erupted as people fled their homes after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Morocco. 

A Red Cross volunteer and a Walmart employee in front of a campaign sign

20th annual Walmart giving campaign begins

June 29, 2023 - For over two decades, Walmart Canada, it’s Associates and customers have helped support the Canadian Red Cross’ work before and during disasters.

A wildfire burns beside a dirt road.

Wildfires force thousands of people to evacuate in Alberta

May 09, 2023 - On Saturday, May 6, 2023, the province of Alberta declared a state of emergency as more than 90 wildfires burned in the northern part of the province. Numerous communities and tens of thousands of people are on evacuation orders or alerts.

Local SSRC volunteers meet with villagers to discuss health issues in South Sudan

Crisis in Sudan: Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Responding

May 03, 2023 - On Saturday, April 15, fighting broke out in Sudan and has been rapidly increasing in the capital of Khartoum and other regions across the country.

A Turkish Red Crescent worker stands in front of rubble after earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.

Earthquake Devastates Türkiye and Syria, government donation match announced

February 08, 2023 - On Monday February 6 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake tore through Gaziantep, Türkiye, impacting 10 provinces in the south and southeast of the country, as well as areas in northern Syria.

Red Cross staff assist a woman as they walk down a road.

Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal urgently requires winterization support as temperatures plummet

December 08, 2022 - As Canadians, we know how dangerous freezing temperatures can be. For people in Ukraine who are braving the continued armed conflict, figuring out how to survive the winter is a dire concern.  

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Helping build resilience together: Canadian Red Cross and Walmart Canada launch annual campaign to support emergency relief

July 11, 2022 - The Canadian Red Cross has launched the 19th annual giving campaign with Walmart Canada for disaster relief and preparedness.


Conflict in Ukraine could have dire humanitarian consequences

February 24, 2022 - People living in Ukraine and near the line of contact have already endured almost eight years of conflict, and continue to experience violence, trauma, and economic hardship.

Red Cross people clearing fallen tree off flooded street

Millions impacted by super typhoon in Philippines

December 22, 2021 - On December 16, Typhoon Rai (locally named Odette) hit eastern Philippines, leaving massive destruction in its wake.