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The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.CHAD: Since March 18, the southern part of Chad has been the scene of a meningococcal meningitis outbreak, a bacterial form of meningitis that ...

Photo Tuesday: Japanese Red Cross response

This week’s photo comes from the Japanese Red Cross who has been providing relief supplies to those affected by last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.  To date, the Japanese Red Cross has distributed relief supplies, such as blankets, jer...

"My family watched as everything they owned went up in flames."

Canadian Red Cross volunteers recently responded to a house fire in Innisfil, Ontario that affected one of our Twitter followers, Sandra Brunner.  Our volunteers respond to personal disasters like this one across the country, and so we asked Sandra t...

Diary of an aid worker: “The earthquake saved my life.”

*Guest blog by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) delegate Kathy Mueller. Kathy, originally from London, Ontario, is currently in Japan. “The earthquake saved my life.” It’s a strange thing to hear, coming from...

Susan Johnson: Humanitarian, visionary and inspiration

* Guest blog by Canadian Red Cross intern Megan Hope We’re excited to share with you news about one of our colleagues who has been nominated for a Women of Distinction Award from the YWCA.  Susan Johnson, Director General for International Operati...

The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.ITALY: Italian Red Cross officials on the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa are calling for urgent action as the migrant and refugee situa...

Bloggers on Japan

If there is one thing I’ve learned about the online community, it is that they are not only interested in world issues, but they take action – very quickly. Aside from thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, many of you are taking the time to blo...

Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.JAPAN: The Japanese Red Cross Society is scaling up its relief operations to help meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of survivors who are ...

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