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Conflict, Remoteness and Culture: How the Afghan Red Crescent Society is Supporting Women

Around the world childbirth is seen as a joyous occasion. It marks the beginning of a new life, full of possibility and hope for the future. In many countries we take this process for granted. There’s pain, certainly, but afterwards women can typically expect to recover with a happy, healthy child. However, in Afghanistan that is frequently not the case. In fact, childbirth can be a death sentence.

Inside the COVID-19 response in the Africa Region

Jean-Baptiste Lacombe is a Rapid Response Manager with the Canadian Red Cross and recently shared with us how his latest mission went supporting the Africa Region for the International Federation of the Red Cross during COVID-19.

When Rains Turn to Dust: ICRC climate change report

With twelve of the twenty countries most vulnerable to climate change in conflict, the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for humanitarian and government support to make sure climate action and support are reaching the most vulnerable. 

Remembering the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

75 years ago, atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The scale of the destruction which resulted from their use was unprecedented; the immediate blast killed over 150,000 people. (Some estimates put the death toll closer to 200,000). The suffering caused by the destruction and nuclear fallout continues to this day.
 

For people living in conflict zones, COVID-19 presents a dangerous threat

For people living in conflict zones, the COVID-19 pandemic represents an additional dangerous threat. Learn why International Humanitarian Law is important to protecting civilians' health in these conflict zones.  

A look back: Five years of support to those impacted by the Nepal earthquake

Five years ago today, a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing approximately 9,000 people and injuring more than 20,000. The earthquake destroyed over 600,000 homes, damaged healthcare facilities, destroyed crops and decimated livestock.

Responding to COVID-19 around the world

Around the world, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our responses may be different, based on the needs in our areas, our commitment to provide impartial aid to the most vulnerable can be seen in action. Here are just a few snapshots of the work underway.
 

Working to make Red Cross responses greener

Around the world, a weather or climate-related disaster occurs every one to two days with millions of people needing life-saving assistance each year. When the Red Cross responds to emergencies and disasters, it's important that we consider the environmental impacts of our work - here's how we're doing that. 

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