Red Cross Stories : National (Page 5)

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Training for your first marathon? Make time in your plans for a first aid and CPR course

March 21, 2014 -

Spring is running season for many Canadians. Be prepared by learning first aid and CPR.

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Red Cross responds to civil unrest in Ukraine

March 20, 2014 - Red Cross has recruited and trained new volunteers, distributed materials about emblem use and protection and the Red Cross Movement’s Fundamental Principles through leaflets and mass media, liaised with hospitals and ambulance service and met frequently with authorities and law enforcement agencies. 

Japan: Three years later

March 11, 2014 - On March 11, 2011, a triple disaster including an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown struck part of eastern Japan, leaving thousands of lives forever changed. Today, with the support of the Red Cross, there is clear progress towards recovery in many communities. 

Typhoon Haiyan - 100 days on: hopes and fears for the future

February 24, 2014 - Outside a crowded hall in Dagami, Leyte, scores of people are in line to register with the volunteers of the Philippine Red Cross cash distribution program.

Red Cross volunteers on the front lines of potential health crises in Central African Republic

February 21, 2014 - The humanitarian situation in Central African Republic (CAR), presents enormous difficulties due to a lack of food, safe water and over populated living conditions in the many spontaneous settlements where families have fled to avoid the violence, leaving people exposed to diseases including cholera, malaria, diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections. 

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Share the love and spread a heartfelt Canadian Red Cross message this Valentine's Day

February 14, 2014 - Valentine’s Day is the perfect moment to highlight these wonderful stories and give everyone the chance to send messages of appreciation.

The Red Cross continues to support families affected by the conflict in South Sudan

February 10, 2014 - The Red Cross is extremely concerned about the urgent health needs in South Sudan.  Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes by an increase in armed violence in the past several weeks.

Typhoon Haiyan: Red Cross response three months on

February 07, 2014 - On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, wreaking havoc and widespread destruction. 

International Development Week: Highlighting Red Cross Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Kenya

February 06, 2014 - February 2-8, 2014, is International Development Week; an opportunity to explore how Canadians are making a difference around the world. 

What is the impact of family violence?

January 22, 2014 - When violence and abuse takes place in families, it can be a harrowing occurrence that changes the dynamic between loved ones and creates a culture of pain, disappointment and distrust within domestic environments.