Red Cross Stories : Asia

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A red cross worker wearing PPE provides bandages a civilian's hand in the streets.

The Philippines devastated by back-to-back typhoons

November 17, 2020 - The Philippines have been hit by two massive typhoons within approximately one week.

A Red Cross volunteer holds boxes with supplies.

Philippines volcano: Red Cross prepares for the worst

January 14, 2020 -

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated after Taal volcano in Batangas, the Philippines, began spewing ash on January 12 and lava in the early hours of January 13.

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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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.

An agricultural house being rebuilt with the help of the Red Cross.

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.

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.