In review: Our top blog posts of 2015

Time sure does fly, it feels like just yesterday we were ringing in 2015 and now 2016 is right around the corner. We’re taking a moment to look back on some of our favourite blog posts from this past year, with topics ranging from staying safe during floods, to Ebola, to how technology is helping refugees and more:
Two women standing beside a pool
Letters to a jailed sister keep hope alive: Thanks to Red Cross program
  • From British Columbia to a jail in Iran, sisters were able to stay in contact through the Restoring Family Links program, this blog tells the story of two sisters experience with the program.​

Tech Talk: How technology is helping Syrian refugees
  • The Syrian refugee crisis has shown us just how important technology, including smartphones, social media and the Internet is for those affected by humanitarian crises. Learn more about how technology is being used to help refugees in this blog.
First aid tips and resources for wilderness adventures
  • Enjoying the great outdoors does come with some risks, so it’s worth being prepared. Check out this blog for tips from wilderness first aid instructor and first aid technical advisor for the Canadian Red Cross, Dave Wooldridge.
You probably don’t have Ebola if...
  • Ebola was the top-of-mind health issue at the start of 2015. This blog and video explains just how Ebola spreads.
Bullying prevention tips for at-risk children
  • This guest blog post by Ann Douglas explores ways that teachers, parents, and caring adults can help reduce and prevent bullying.

People in Nepal sitting and listening to someone speak. Posters about community health are hanging in the background.Keeping communities healthy after the earthquake in Nepal
  • Read about how Red Cross teams worked with vulnerable communities in Nepal to protect healthcare following the earthquake.
6 tips to prepare for flooding
  • Floods are the most frequent and costly disasters in Canada. This blog includes tips to keep Canadians and their homes safe.
A young Ebola survivor talks about life after beating the deadly disease
  • This blog updated us on 12-year-old Ebola survivor Kadiatu Bangura, one of the first survivors to be discharged from the Red Cross Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone.
Honouring Helena Hardwick, Canadian Red Crosser and WWII ambulance driver
  • Helena left her life on a remote ranch to volunteer overseas during WWII. She continued her service to the Red Cross during peace time and was highlighted in this blog as part of Red Cross Month in March.
3 tips to help kids overcome the fear of water
  • Overcoming a fear of water is an important step in learning proper water safety. This blog gives tips to help kids learn not to be afraid and learn how to be safe around water.

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