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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.

Hurricane Dorian: 3 months later

Volunteers and staff from the Bahamas Red Cross have been supporting affected communities since Hurricane Dorian made landfall on September 1 - three months later the work continues. 

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. 

How does International Humanitarian Law protect women during war?

Gender-based violence can happen to anyone, but some people are more vulnerable - especially those living in war and conflict-affected areas. International Humanitarian Law protects women in times of conflict, read how. 

Providing health care services to refugees in Lebanon

About an hour’s drive south along the coast from Beirut lies the five-story 75-bed Hamshary hospital. Run by the Palestine Red Crescent Society, it was initially set up to provide health services to the surrounding Palestinian refugee camps, but the hospital is open to anyone in need.

After Cyclone Idai: Rebuilding and patient care at Nhamatanda Hospital

Over the past six month, the Red Cross has been working to improve healthcare in Cyclone Idai impacted Mozambique. Canadian Red Crosser Jenn Houtby recently returned from Mozambique, where she was able to take stock of just how much work has been accomplished over the last months. 

Creating child-friendly environments in rural Nepal

Colourful mats line the floor, dolls sit in anticipation of being played with, building blocks stand at the ready, and puzzles lay piled waiting to be put together. These are rooms any child would want to play in – brightly painted Child Friendly Spaces, created by the Nepal Red Cross Society following the 2015 earthquake, with funding support from the Canadian Red Cross.

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