Red Cross Stories (Page 8)

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Holiday Gifts

For GivingTuesday, Canadian Red Cross aims for 500 life-changing gifts

November 24, 2017 - Canadian Red Cross encourages all Canadians to get into the spirit of GivingTuesday this year by shopping for meaningful gifts to send friends, family and colleagues. 

A group of Aviva Canada employees

Aviva presented with Canadian Red Cross 2017 Partners in Humanity Award

November 01, 2017 - For their continued commitment to working with the Canadian Red Cross in strengthening the resiliency of Canadians and communities around the world, Aviva Canada has been presented with the 2017 Partners in Humanity Award.

Woman holding a baby

Red Cross Red Crescent providing vital relief to displaced people fleeing violence in Rakhine

October 18, 2017 - Since late August, hundreds of thousands of people have fled violence in northern areas of Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Bangladesh​They do not have adequate access to safe water, sanitation, or essential services and are fully dependent on humanitarian aid.

A Dominica Red Cross aid worker uses a satellite phone

After the storm: Red Cross assisting recovery in wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

October 17, 2017 - The Red Cross Red Crescent continues working with National Societies in each country and territory to support affected communities hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria and provide humanitarian aid.

Bangladesh Population Movement

Bangladesh Population Movement

September 28, 2017 - As far as the eye can see across steep, muddy hills nearly stripped of trees, people huddle under rickety shelters of bamboo and black tarps near the Bangladesh border with Myanmar.

Red Cross on the ground responding to earthquakes in Mexico.

Red Cross responds to Mexico earthquake

September 20, 2017 - A strong earthquake struck central Mexico on September 19th at approximately 1:15pm local time 12 kilometers southeast of Axochiapan in the state of Morelos. Preliminary reports indicate several buildings in Mexico City and Puebla have suffered serious damage, collapsed bridges and damage to basic infrastructure.

Canadian Red Cross

Red Cross on the ground responding to Hurricane Irma

September 13, 2017 - One of the strongest hurricanes to hit the Caribbean in recent history, Irma’s torrential rains and winds have flooded towns and roads, and destroyed homes and buildings. More than 1.2 million people across the Caribbean have been exposed to its effects so far.

Canadian Red Cross

Red Cross prepared to respond to Hurricane Irma

September 05, 2017 - The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing for a major humanitarian response as Hurricane Irma moves towards the Caribbean.


Family in a Red Cross shelter

Red Cross responds to devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 - The threat from Hurricane Harvey is far from over as extremely dangerous flooding continues in Texas and parts of Louisiana. The American Red Cross is working around the clock to provide safe shelter and comfort for the hundreds of thousands of people impacted by this disaster. 

What are the benefits of workplace first aid and CPR?

August 17, 2017 - While it can be useful in any setting, feeling positive about first aid and CPR abilities can be especially beneficial in the workplace.