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Do robots know the rules of war? Autonomous weapons and the future battlefield

Robots fighting wars seems like something straight out of science fiction – but with modern technology this is becoming a reality. As technology rapidly advances, the idea that autonomous weapons could select and attack targets without humans making the final targeting decisions has left the realm of science fiction into a future that is very possible.

Three years after the earthquake, the Red Cross remains on the ground in Nepal

Three years after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, the Canadian Red Cross remains on the ground with a focus on improving health in communities that were impacted by the disaster. See their work in action. 

Coping with crisis: After tragic events

Tragic events, like the bus accident which resulted in multiple deaths and injuries to the Humboldt Broncos hockey team can leave us feeling  helpless, confused, angry, or worried. It is difficult to understand why things like this happen, or what it means for the future. In times like this, it is important for people to connect with each other, and support one another. Here are some tips. 

Six months after Hurricane Maria, Dominica continues to recover

Six months ago, Hurricane Maria hit Dominica hard. The Category 5 hurricane brought torrential rain and winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour. Nearly the entire island was destroyed. Today, those impacted by the storm are working with the Red Cross to rebuild and recover. 

Putting training to the test during a complex response in Democratic Republic of Congo

This would be a challenging response, but it was also a response that the DRC Red Cross had been trained for as part of the Capacity Strengthening for Emergency Response in Africa initiative – now it was time to put their training into action. 

To reach the most vulnerable, especially vulnerable people must be remembered

The moments, days, and years following a disaster or emergency will be felt differently by each person who was affected. Some groups of people are more vulnerable to the impacts of these events than others – recognizing those unique vulnerabilities is an important part of preparing for, and responding to disasters and emergencies. The Canadian Red Cross is working with partner National Societies and the IFRC to help ensure the needs of the most vulnerable are met during times of emergencies and disasters.

Bill and Paula Green: Making a difference together

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, read about Bill and Paula Green, who have been married for 32 years and have volunteered together with the Canadian Red Cross for 11. 

Protecting children from violence through education in Sri Lanka

After a devastating tsunami in 2004, survivors had many needs – one that emerged in Sri Lanka was the need for child protection.

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