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Empowering communities to respond to dengue fever in Central America

In 2019, the Central American region suffered the most extensive dengue outbreak of the decade, with more than one million people affected by the outbreak. With the support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, National Societies are working alongside communities in the most affected areas to equip them with the information and materials necessary to control and mitigate the effects of the dengue outbreak.

A decade of Red Cross on the ground

As we get ready in ring in 2020, we're reflecting on some events from the past decade that brought together international aid workers, inspired innovative solutions to complex challenges, and showed the amazing capacity for resilience humans have in the face of disasters.

Lives free from violence: Safe homes, safe relationships, safe communities

An interview with Nicole Greville, a family violence outreach manager based in Fort McMurray, who is working to address domestic, family, and sexual violence. Nicole's work is supported in part by the Canadian Red Cross. 

How Red Cross is addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Canada and around the world

From November 25 to December 16, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is taking place around the world. The Canadian Red Cross works to address sexual and gender-based violence both in Canada and internationally, read how. 

Hello again, cold and flu season

The days are shorter, the weather colder, and every time you step into an elevator at least one person is sniffling. It’s that time of year! The season might be unavoidable, but there are steps you can take to keep yourself and those around you healthy.

Providing HELP in Yukon: how volunteers are making a big impact

When Lynn Alcock received a call from the Red Cross to assist temporarily in the Health Equipment Loan Program, she immediately said yes. Nine years later, the former mental health counsellor still enjoys giving her time to help Yukoners. When asked what keeps her coming back, volunteer Cornelia Tegart says it is all about helping people.

Tips to help you manage stress this holiday season

While the holidays can be an exciting time, it can also be a difficult time for some of us. Even for those surrounded by festivities, food and family, it can be a time when we feel alone, disconnected or isolated, for many reasons, which affects our sense of wellbeing and mental health. Here, we’ve gathered some information on stress, and tips for taking care of yourself and others. 

Easing the transition from hospital to home  

Dealing with years of chronic pain would be stressful enough on its own. Now add to that the hardship of being in the hospital for months at a time, finally getting to return home, but with no support from people around you to help make that transition.

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