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Empowering strong and healthy communities in Nunavut

Inspired by her personal journey, Kathleen Ivaluarjuk Merritt is invested in breaking the cycle of trauma in her community by empowering young people to take care of themselves. 

In photos: Providing essential medical care in Al-Hol camp, Syria

Take a look inside the Al-Hol camp Red Cross Red Crescent field hospital in Al-Hol camp, Syria. As the conflict in Syria continues, the need for humanitarian aid remains great -  this field hospital means life-saving and critically needed health care reaches the vulnerable population of the camp. 

Video: Building stronger communities, healthier families in Uganda and beyond

Norah Eggleston from the Canadian Red Cross shares how we are working in communities in Uganda and introduces us to a family who is giving back.

Reporting from conflict zones: Tools for journalists

Journalists play a critical role in reporting what is happening on the ground during armed conflicts. This puts journalists in a unique and important position when it comes to International Humanitarian Law, as they witness first-hand what is happening. Check out this series of webinars for journalists to learn more about International Humanitarian Law, and resources that are available. 

In her own words: A student in South Sudan on achieving her dreams despite the odds

In South Sudan, women are up against immense odds to finish their education. Hear how one woman is achieving her dreams with help from the Canadian Red Cross. 

Empowering women and looking to the future at Women Deliver

The Canadian Red Cross, along with members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement from around the world joined in at Women Deliver last week in Vancouver. Hear what some of our youth leaders had to say about their experience. 

Making the invisible, visible: Advancing women’s health leadership in humanitarian environments

To ensure increased capacity and protection for women, their families, livelihoods and communities it is essential to address women's unequal access to healthcare, education, economic resources and decision-making power. Women leaders use unique understanding of context, vulnerabilities and capacities of women in crisis to support resilience.

Red Cross and McMaster University working together to help older adults

Aging well where you live is a hope for many people. As healthcare plans shift away from hospital stays to have people enjoy life where they live, innovation is needed to help support them.  That's where initiatives like Health TAPESTRY come in.  
 

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