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Helping hands needed in a world without touch

November 14, 2014 -

When the call came asking Dr. Lauralee Morris to deploy to West Africa, she was apprehensive but knew in her heart that she wanted to do her part in the fight against Ebola.

Typhoon Haiyan: One Year On

November 07, 2014 - Typhoon Haiyan – one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded – tore through the Visayas region of central Philippines on Friday, November 8, 2013 with deadly force, making landfall five times in the provinces of Eastern Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Panay Island and Palawan. 

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With the support of donors - Red Cross scales up Ebola response in Sierra Leone

October 24, 2014 -

The Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, with support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has launched the expansion of its Ebola operations in Sierra Leone with a three day workshop.

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Enhancing community resilience to disaster risk in the Caribbean region

October 17, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross, with support from the Government of Canada, has completed a three-year project in three countries in the Caribbean to help reduce the impact emergencies on communities. 

HBC Foundation to match Canadian donations supporting response to West Africa Ebola outbreak

October 13, 2014 - A generous donation match offer from Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) Foundation will support Red Cross emergency response efforts and encourage Canadians to respond to the urgent need for donations to combat the spread of the Ebola virus. Until October 31, all online donations to the West Africa Ebola Fund made at redcross.ca/hbcmatch will be matched by HBC Foundation.

Red Cross is working to alleviate suffering in wake of Gaza crisis

October 10, 2014 - People have suffered all across the region, but the humanitarian needs in Gaza are particularly pressing. In situations of violence, there are no winners. Civilians always pay the heaviest price. Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners, including the Canadian Red Cross, are attempting to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the Gaza and Israel crisis.

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First two Ebola survivors discharged from Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone

October 02, 2014 - “I don’t know why I survived when others didn’t,” says the first person to have survived Ebola after treatment at the newly built IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. After two negative blood tests, 37-year-old man is free to head home.

Rouge sur Blanc event raises over $28,000

September 30, 2014 - On Saturday, September 2, the Rouge sur Blanc event was held at the Grévin Museum in Montreal. The 2nd annual fundraising event of the Red Cross Young Leaders raised $28,265 for the Canadian Red Cross.

Our Community Health Role in a Changing World

September 26, 2014 - Caring for the health of Canadians has always been an important focus for the Canadian Red Cross. As our society has changed through the decades, one of the greatest strengths of the Red Cross has been its ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the communities it serves

Rebuilding After the Alberta Floods: Flood Permit Grant Program

September 18, 2014 - More than a year after the Alberta floods, a Calgary senior feels hopeful for the first time as re-building finally begins on her home. (Photo credit: J. Keith Howie)

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