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All eyes on Yasi

In Canada, as we’ve been bracing ourselves for winter weather, we’ve been watching news about our Sister Society across the globe in Australia as they prepare for Cyclone Yasi. Officials have predicted it will be one of the worst cyclones to hit nort...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications co-ordinator with the Canadian Red Cross The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. VIETNAM: On his first visit to Vietnam, Chinese movi...

Nova Scotia youth experiencing first-hand Red Cross at work in Nicaragua

Guest blog by Lee-Anne Lavell –  an intern working in Nicaragua with the Red Cross. From Halifax, Nova Scotia, Lee-Anne will spend five months in Nicaragua working on a mother and child health program. My first day as a Canadian International Develop...

The Red Cross Round-up

*Written by Katie Robinson, communications coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross*  The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our Sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. BRAZIL: Rain has brought widespread devastation to ...

Memories of Haiti

*Guest blog by Bonnie Kearns, Canadian Red Cross delegate and volunteer from Sarnia OntarioI’m home, it’s snowing and I’m sitting by a fire very relaxed. But as I sit here my mind wanders to Haiti. I had bought a new pair of rubber boots from Cana...

Power of Humanity - Haiti one year after the earthquake

*Guest blog by Katie Kallio, communications advisor with the Canadian Red Cross * It was a cold winter day and I had just left the office and was on my way home when I got my first call about the earthquake in Haiti.  In some disasters the sca...

Improving health in Haiti

*Guest blog by Conrad Sauvé, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Red Cross*We can all remember almost one year ago, image after image of destruction in Haiti following a devastating earthquake. For me, it was the footage of ...

A father's story about losing - and finding - his son

Some things in life are universal no matter who you are or where you live. And if you are a parent– losing a child is the most painful thing imaginable. On January 12, a massive earthquake in Haiti not only destroyed homes, and infrastructure it ...

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