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Working in emergencies means accountability, engagement, trust and acceptance: Building capacity in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, volunteers are being trained as branch disaster response team members, to help build the Ethiopian Red Cross' capacity to respond to disasters and emergencies. A key part of this includes having impacted communities participate in all stages of the response - that way, the help being provided is the help that is the most needed. 

Meet a Red Crosser: Yasmine Farret, Risk Management & Security Advisor

Yasmine Farret is a Risk Management and Security Advisor at the Canadian Red Cross. Through her young career, Yasmine has demonstrated her passion for humanitarian work through her dedication and work ethic. Yasmine kindly agreed to tell us more about her journey and her career.

Delivering babies in near darkness in Mozambique

A generator delivered in a wheelbarrow is just one of the pieces of equipment that recently helped save the life of a mother and baby during a power outage at Nhamatanda hospital in central Mozambique.

Meet Elizabeth: a Red Cross volunteer helping in emergencies here and abroad

Elizabeth (Liz) McMahon has a big job at the Red Cross field hospital in Mozambique – she makes sure the doctors and nurses have all the medicines and medical equipment they need. It’s busy​ from the moment she, and the 3,000 various medical items associated with the field hospital, arrive in country.

How one volunteer is helping in her community and across Canada

Louise Carson is an Emergency Management volunteer in New Brunswick. She lives in Saint John and is retired with one grandchild who was born this summer. Volunteering is both her hobby and her passion, and she volunteers with various organizations in her community.
 

Working together to support Ethiopians displaced by conflict

An obvious sense of pride washes over Abebe Dotamo when he talks about his homeland. He describes Ethiopia as a country with a long history of people from different ethnicities, religions and cultures living and working together in harmony. That pride and passion is something that Abebe brings to his work as the local branch manager of the Kembata Zone for the Ethiopian Red Cross.

Q&A: How volunteering can get you your dream job

We interviewed Darlene Burns, our Volunteer Experience and Engagement Manager, here at the Canadian Red Cross for her insights on how volunteering can help you land the job you’ve always wanted. Darlene has well over 10 years of experience working in HR prior to her current position.
 

Game of Thrones final season: Red Cross helps you pick sides before winter comes

For those of us who are fans of the show, Game of Thrones can create some internal conflict. We love watching the characters, but sometimes their actions can be so... hard to watch! Some Red Cross superfans found a perfect way to reconcile their humanitarian spirit and love for the show. To mark the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, Australian Red Cross has analyzed every previous episode to reveal the television epic’s worst war criminal.
 

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