Red Cross Stories : Asia

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Japan earthquake: How Red Cross helped rebuild and recover

March 11, 2016 - On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck Japan. The earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami, and the impact of the earthquake and tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Five years later, Japan continues to rebuild and recover from the disaster. 
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Canadian Red Cross delegate proud of team at Nepal field hospital

July 22, 2015 - As leader of a 20-person team, Patrice Gordon will be overseeing the Red Cross field hospital in Dhunche, which is providing critical life-saving health services to the Nepalese community. 
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Nepal: Prepared for unknown challenges as emergency first responders

June 02, 2015 - “I would do it all over again,” said Sarah Mutch, a Canadian Red Cross aid worker who was deployed with the field hospital following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
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Red Cross teams continue delivering aid following second Nepal earthquake

May 14, 2015 - Red Cross teams in Nepal are continuing to provide life-saving assistance to those affected by a second earthquake that struck on May 12. Many of the individuals in need were already struggling to cope after an earthquake shook the region on April 25.   
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Local Red Cross worker leads group in Bhaktapur response after losing his own home

April 30, 2015 - Krishna Ram Thapa was working in a field with his wife and mother when the ground started to shake. He was terrified because his father and son were inside watching television.
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Canadian Red Cross sends aid workers and mobile field hospital to Nepal

April 28, 2015 -
As the massive response to the Nepal earthquake continues, the Canadian Red Cross deploys mobile field hospital along with some 20 highly trained delegates.
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Nepal: Red Cross on the front lines responding to massive earthquake

April 25, 2015 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is responding to the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25.
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Learning new practices in Pakistan

January 29, 2015 - Every year, 200,000 newborns die in Pakistan in the first month of being born and less than half of women have a skilled health worker present while giving birth.  

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Sri Lankan city stands tall 10 years after the tsunami

December 23, 2014 - Chiran Livera, 30, remembers with vivid detail the day the Indian Ocean tsunami struck on Dec. 26. At the time, the Sri Lankan-born humanitarian worker was visiting his family in the southwestern city of Galle.

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Hope and home restored

November 18, 2014 - When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013, Manuel Beron’s house was among the one million homes damaged or destroyed by the strong winds. 

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