Red Cross Stories : National (Page 7)

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One hundredth baby born at Red Cross field hospital

December 02, 2013 - The delivery ward is an exciting place in any hospital, but in the Red Cross' emergency response unit field hospital in Ormoc, Philippines, delivering 100 babies in the first 10 days since opening has kept the team of midwives on their toes. 

Life goes on after Typhoon Haiyan: Inside the Red Cross field hospital

November 28, 2013 - Emotions ran high as Mark Joseph Nuez sat on a folding chair under a Red Cross tent, on what used to be the lawn of the Ormoc District Hospital, the only fully public hospital on the island of Leyte, home to 190,000 people.

Red Cross field hospital treats first patient while still under construction

November 21, 2013 - For Rogelio Arges, the Red Cross field hospital in Ormoc could not have arrived at a better time. While medical, administration and other disaster response experts were working around the clock to set up the tented hospital, Arges was clearing rubble and debris with the Philippines' Department of Public Works. While working to clear roads through central Ormoc, on hard-hit Leyte Island, he stumbled and broke his arm. 

Kids Help Phone recognized by Canadian Red Cross with citation award

November 21, 2013 - On November 20, the Canadian Red Cross presented Kids Help Phone with a citation award in recognition for their efforts to create safe environments for children and youth in Canada. The award coincided with International Children’s Rights Day – a time to remember that every child has the right to education, health and protection. 

Red Cross field hospital opens and treats first patient

November 21, 2013 - The Red Cross health emergency response unit in Ormoc, on the island of Leyte, opened its doors Thursday morning, 48 hours after beginning construction. Three-month-old Raymart Recart was immediately transferred from the lobby of the Ormoc District Hospital, becoming the newly erected field hospital's first patient. 

Relief rolls into devastated towns in Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan

November 20, 2013 - A huge cheer goes up as the Philippine Red Cross relief truck slowly rounds the corner of the main street of Tanuan. More than a thousand people have been lining up patiently for over an hour, waiting for food packets that will sustain them through the next few days.

Trusty returns to show children how to Be Safe!

November 12, 2013 - Violence can take root in a variety of settings, from the classroom to the workplace to home to daycare facilities, but despite its myriad forms of manifestation, the long-term implications of abuse are usually common among the abused.

Volunteers in action as millions of people are affected by Typhoon Haiyan

November 11, 2013 - Emergency response teams have been deployed to deal with all aspects of the relief operation.

Thousands of homes destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

November 08, 2013 - Super Typhoon Haiyan has brought widespread flooding, landslides and destruction to the Philippines, destroying thousands of homes as it tracked across the Visayas region of central Philippines on its path through the country.

Hurricane Sandy – one year after making landfall in the U.S.

October 29, 2013 -

One year after Hurricane Sandy struck New York, New Jersey and other states, the Red Cross continues to help survivors rebuild and recover.