Red Cross Stories : Worldwide

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Conflict in Ukraine could have dire humanitarian consequences

February 24, 2022 - People living in Ukraine and near the line of contact have already endured almost eight years of conflict, and continue to experience violence, trauma, and economic hardship.

2 Red Cross Society of China volunteers wearing full protective equipment beside an emergency van.

COVID-19 - Novel Coronavirus Facts frequently asked questions

May 14, 2020 - COVID-19 coronavirus facts, including symptoms and prevention tips from the Canadian Red Cross.

A Red Cross aid worker organizes bags.

Red Cross assists with global coronavirus response as outbreak declared international health emergency

January 31, 2020 - As the 2019-nCoV Novel-Coronavirus outbreak continues spreading beyond China, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has scaled up preparedness efforts to support people who are most vulnerable to the outbreak in Asia Pacific and beyond. 

An Australian Red Cross volunteer talks with an evacuee

Red Cross personnel supporting Australia bushfires response

January 07, 2020 - Extreme temperatures, dry conditions and winds have combined to cause or escalate hundreds of bushfires across five Australian states, in an unprecedented fire season.

Earthquake search and rescue

Albania Earthquake: Red Cross teams providing urgent medical assistance, food and water to survivors

November 29, 2019 - Red Cross and Red Crescent teams from across Europe are in Albania to help the local Red Cross with rescue and relief efforts following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake near the capital Tirana.

Italian Red Cross earthquake rescue

Canadian Red Cross opens Italy Earthquake Appeal to support relief efforts

August 26, 2016 - Italian Red Cross rescue teams have been supporting the search and rescue effort after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in central Italy. Canadians can support relief efforts through the Italy Earthquake Appeal. 

Canadian Red Cross

Survey: Most Canadians favour a charitable holiday gift over more traditional items

December 01, 2015 - Think mom and dad need another pair of socks or a sweater this holiday season? Think again. Most Canadians (59 per cent) say they could do without a traditional gift this year in favour of a charitable gift that helps someone in need.

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.

Red Cross highlights maternal, newborn and child health for International Development Week

January 30, 2015 -

Established by the Government of Canada, International Development Week is an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s role in international development and the important work that is being done in developing countries. 

Typhoon Hagupit moves across the Philippines as Red Cross helps those affected

December 08, 2014 - As Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) made landfall and continues to move across the Philippines, Red Cross teams across the country are helping in areas already hit and making full assessments on the impact so far.