Red Cross Stories : National (Page 6)

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South Sudan: 30,000 displaced people receive aid in Awerial

January 20, 2014 - Tens of thousands of people fearing for their lives have fled violence in Jonglei state, in South Sudan. They are crossing the Nile River and seeking refuge in Awerial county, in the centre of the country.

Typhoon Haiyan: Red Cross response two months on

January 17, 2014 - On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan created widespread destruction across the Philippines, leaving a devastating impact that affected 16 million people. Two months later, the Red Cross continues to support affected individuals.

Building healthier communities

January 14, 2014 - In October 2010, ten months after the devastating earthquake struck Haiti, the country was once again hit with another catastrophe: cholera. A disease not seen in the area for over 100 years quickly spread to all ten departments of Haiti. 

Information sharing for a better future

January 14, 2014 - Rose Marie Dorvilus lives in Petion Ville, considered the uptown of Port-au-Prince, and has been living there with family members ever since the earthquake on January 12, 2010 destroyed her home in Delmas 19. 

Moving back home after four years

January 14, 2014 - Sibrien Gaston’s home was badly damaged during the January 2010 earthquake. Having nowhere else to go he found refuge in a place known to the general population as Sanatorium, a hospital that treats people with tuberculosis.

Polio vaccination campaign continues through Syrian snow storms

December 31, 2013 - Ten Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteers began a two day operation on December 14 to provide children with polio vaccines.

Young boy makes full recovery at the Red Cross field hospital

December 23, 2013 - When seven-year-old Abloy showed up at the Red Cross field hospital in the Philippines, medical staff didn’t think he was going to make it.

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan

December 09, 2013 - On Friday November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – locally known as Yolanda – created widespread destruction across the Philippines, affecting 11.2 million people, leaving lives and homes destroyed. 

Staying safe on the roads

December 06, 2013 - Every year, winter weather is a factor in thousands of motor vehicle collisions. Yet many of these could be avoided by exercising caution and planning ahead during the winter months.

Emergency Response Unit works with Philippine Red Cross youth to prevent violence in post-typhoon Philippines

December 06, 2013 - Violence often increases during and after disasters and emergencies. In times of crisis, individuals and communities may lose their regular coping mechanisms while they experience the overwhelming stress that is present in the aftermath of a disaster.