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Dispatch from a Canadian aid worker in Bangladesh - Part 2

Here is the rest of humanitarian worker Jean-Baptiste Lacombe’s story of his mission in Bangladesh, where over 600,000 people have sought refuge in makeshift camps since August 2017.

Getting the experience needed to respond to disasters and emergencies

Read how Red Crossers are sharing experiences and knowledge with fellow aid workers through a "shadow deployment" program, that lets aid workers learn first hand about responding to disasters and emergencies. 

Dispatch from a Canadian aid worker in Bangladesh

Jean-Baptiste Lacombe shares a touching account of his two missions in Bangladesh from January 3 to February 20, 2018, where more than 600,000 people have found refuge after fleeing the violence in Myanmar since summer 2017.

Sharing water emergencies training with Caribbean societies

​In a country surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, the Cuban Red Cross understands the importance of being prepared for water emergencies, especially as a first responder. Through the CERA (Capacity Building for Emergency Response) Initiative, a Cuban Red Cross expert in water rescue has led trainings for two sister island nations: Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

The Game: A dispatch from Bosnia's makeshift camps for displaced people

In Bosnia, more than 8,000 people have arrived after travelling sometimes for years. They are looking for a safe place to live, after fleeing violence and conflict. Nicole Robicheau recently spent two weeks listening to stories from these people, and shares one that stood out to her. 

In Mali, innovation means access to lifesaving healthcare

In areas where access to healthcare is challenging, innovations put lifesaving care is within reach. Read how innovation is playing a role in healthcare in Mali, in this guest blog post by Red Cross Youth Advisory Committee member Mohammad H. Asadi Lari

Responding to population movement in Uganda

Canadian Red Cross aid worker Erwan Cheneval spent one month in Uganda in March, 2018, supporting the refugee response to the influx of Congolese refugees.

​Closing the circle - an update on Ebola from on the ground in DRC

Twenty-four years after my very first mission with the Red Cross, I am grateful to be back in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The context this time is totally different from the one that had brought me to this country for my debut in the humanitarian world. Then it was a man-made catastrophe, the genocide in Rwanda. Now, it is nature’s work. Ebola, the deadly virus that killed thousands of people in West Africa, is back for the ninth time in the DRC.

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