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Responding to the severe and ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa

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Across the Horn of Africa, severe ongoing drought is reshaping the lives of millions as the lack of water destroys livelihoods, causes mass migration, and is the reason for increasing malnutrition. Read how the Somali Red Crescent is working to help where it is most needed. 

Farmers tend to livestock

Friendly Calls: Make a connection, one call at a time

Text says "make a connection, one call at a time"

Have you ever noticed how much better you feel after having a meaningful conversation with someone? It turns out that connecting with others not only helps reduce stress and anxiety, but it increases our overall well-being!
 

Text says "make a connection, one call at a time"

Read about humanitarian worker and author France Hurtubise

France is wearing glasses and an orange vest while smiling at the camera in an outdoor setting

France Hurtubise, a retired Communications delegate living in Montréal, looks back on her experience in the humanitarian sector and shares her story with us. Over the course of 25 years working abroad, France traveled to four continents and worked in countries heavily impacted by conflicts and disasters. In May 2022, she published “Grandeur et dénuement”, an account of her years with the Red Cross (ICRC, IFRC and CRC) and the UN.

France is wearing glasses and an orange vest while smiling at the camera in an outdoor setting

Life-Changing Support During Trying Times: Cash and Voucher Assistance in Haiti

Devastation on a beach in Haiti

As of early 2023, Haiti continues to experience a major security, social, economic, and public health crisis. Despite the deteriorating security situation, namely tied to armed violence, the Red Cross continues its essential work in support of the people of Haiti. One approach we have taken is providing direct financial assistance for the people who are still recovering from the 2021 Earthquake. To date, the Cash and Voucher Assistance program has enabled 1,400 households in the municipalities of Corail and Pestel, in Grande Anse, to meet their essential humanitarian needs and provides much needed relief during these difficult times.

Devastation on a beach in Haiti

A Volunteer Journey

Joe is standing on rocks, in front of the sea, and looking at the camera

Joe Michielsen is entering his third decade as a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross in southern Alberta. Discover why he thinks “volunteering is the best job”.

Joe is standing on rocks, in front of the sea, and looking at the camera

Corporate volunteering: working together to create interconnected communities in Canada

One area we’re seeing a large amount of success is with corporate partners – teams of colleagues working together on impactful projects like mapping, to help vulnerable communities be recognized on a map in times of emergencies or helping in our warehouse to pack critical supplies. See how these company teams are getting involved on-the-ground.

I asked Chat GPT to create an emergency plan for my family, here’s what I got

A family (grand-mother, pregnant mother and child) is looking at a phone

Can AI help create a personalized emergency plan? Like many people, I have been hearing a lot about ChatGPT and I wanted to see if I could use it to create an emergency plan, tell me what I should include in my family’s kit, and what to do if there was a disaster in my city. While AI was able to get me started, it’s important to rely on trustworthy organizations like the Canadian Red Cross, when preparing for a disaster or emergency.

A family (grand-mother, pregnant mother and child) is looking at a phone

Red Cross and Red Crescent around the world: Unique Societies, same principles  

A man in a Red Cross vest carrying a black and white dog on his shoulder

Every day, members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement respond to emergencies and disasters around the world. Each Red Cross or Red Crescent National Society is distinct from each other but linked together by the same guiding principles. So how does this all work? 

A man in a Red Cross vest carrying a black and white dog on his shoulder

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