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Relatable experience helps support Ukrainian arrivals

A man in a Canadian Red Cross vest smiling from inside an airport with a sign that says Arrivals.

Canadian Red Cross’ Wajid Mughal uses his experience starting a new life in a new country to support Ukrainians arriving in Canada. 
 

A man in a Canadian Red Cross vest smiling from inside an airport with a sign that says Arrivals.

What the conflict in Ukraine means for food security

Two Red Cross members passing boxed food to each other

Millions of people are being impacted by the conflict in Ukraine - these impacts are also being felt by people thousands of kilometres away. For some countries already facing food insecurity, the interruption to the food supply chain will be devastating.

Two Red Cross members passing boxed food to each other

Partnerships and preparedness: Philippine Red Cross and Canadian Red Cross over the years

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The Philippine and Canadian Red Cross have a strong relationship that began in 2013 when responding to typhoon Haiyan. Nearly 10 years later, the partnership has been strengthened resulting in positive impacts on both sides. Learn more about how this partnership came to be and the key to developing enduring international relationships.

A group of people assembled for a photo in front of lifesaving devices

The shadow pandemic: Increased sexual- and gender-based violence during COVID-19

Two women standing in conversation, both with masks on while one is wearing a Canadian Red Cross shirt

It’s been called the “shadow pandemic.” As millions of people around the world continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including lockdowns and changes to regular services, incidents of sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) have increased worldwide.

Two women standing in conversation, both with masks on while one is wearing a Canadian Red Cross shirt

The Red Cross brings hope to people with disabilities in Mali

Man in a Red Cross vest driving on a motorbike on a street in Mali.

The Canadian Red Cross is working to enhance the capacity of the Mali Red Cross in developing and implementing programs to help communities become stronger, healthier, and more resilient. This led the Canadian Red Cross team in Mali, in partnership with the Mali Red Cross and the MHSD, to launch a component of a project for people with disabilities.

Man in a Red Cross vest driving on a motorbike on a street in Mali.

Manitoban Garry Enns supports entire Honduras emergency health clinic deployment

Garry posing in front of a white tent being constructed behind him

Most Canadian Red Cross international emergency health clinic deployments last four weeks.  In fall 2020, however, Garry Enns of Manitoba was the first Canadian Red Cross humanitarian worker to support the clinic from start to finish.

Garry posing in front of a white tent being constructed behind him

What does the law say about war and missing persons?

A man standing in a yard full of chickens, holding a photo of a young girl

On August 30, the Canadian Red Cross, along with members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, mark the International Day of the Disappeared. For the families of those missing, each passing day without contact from their loved ones is one of uncertainty and anguish.

A man standing in a yard full of chickens, holding a photo of a young girl

How the Red Cross is helping Haiti after another devastating earthquake

A bright yellow house lying in rubble after an earthquake in Haiti

Hit by several significant emergencies in recent years, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 caused more damage, destroying critical infrastructure resulting in more than 2,180 deaths, more than 12,200 injuries, and 298 people missing so far. The Red Cross has been working to meet the urgent needs of people impacted since the first moments after the earthquake occurred. 

A bright yellow house lying in rubble after an earthquake in Haiti

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