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Working together to build a hospital in Mozambique

Canadian aid worker Jean-Baptiste Lacombe shares how we are working with local communities to rebuild a hospital in Nhamatanda, Mozambique after Cyclone Idai devastated much of the region.

In photos: Providing essential medical care in Al-Hol camp, Syria

Take a look inside the Al-Hol camp Red Cross Red Crescent field hospital in Al-Hol camp, Syria. As the conflict in Syria continues, the need for humanitarian aid remains great -  this field hospital means life-saving and critically needed health care reaches the vulnerable population of the camp. 

20 years later: Canada’s response to the Kosovar refugee crisis

In the spring of 1999, Canada sponsored 5,000 Kosovar refugees as part of an international emergency evacuation organized by the United Nations for hundreds of thousands of civilians. Guest writer Arta Rexhepi came to Canada with her family, she shares her experience in this blog. 

My first time in the field: An aid worker reflects about their time in the Philippines

Katie Hope, a Canadian Red Cross communications aid worker, reflects on her first time in the field. Read about the work the Canadian Red Cross is doing in the Philippines, as well as what goes into the job of a communications aid worker. 

Unboxing a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit

What goes into a Canadian Red Cross emergency car kit? Watch this video to find out. 

Tips to help you stay safe during hot weather

Most of us remember cold, snowy weather in stark detail so the heat of summer is often a welcome sight, a warm embrace even for us Canadians. However, too much heat can be harmful, and we need to be conscious of what to do during a heat wave, not just for ourselves but particularly for our furry friends and elderly loved ones as well.

5 reasons why adult swimming lessons are beneficial

Learning how to swim is beneficial at all ages. Adults ranging from little or no experience to those training for a triathlon have options to enhance their water skills and comfort level through a number of Red Cross swimming courses.
 

Here's why summertime can be a great time to volunteer

Have time on your hands this summer? Summertime is a great time for many, especially students who may have a few months of free time, to volunteer and reap its rewards. If you’re one of the lucky ones with more time on their hands in the summer, consider keeping your skills (whether life skills or more academically driven) sharp, or gain new ones, meet new people and have new experiences.

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