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Video: Building stronger communities, healthier families in Uganda and beyond

Norah Eggleston from the Canadian Red Cross shares how we are working in communities in Uganda and introduces us to a family who is giving back.

Reporting from conflict zones: Tools for journalists

Journalists play a critical role in reporting what is happening on the ground during armed conflicts. This puts journalists in a unique and important position when it comes to International Humanitarian Law, as they witness first-hand what is happening. Check out this series of webinars for journalists to learn more about International Humanitarian Law, and resources that are available. 

Improving outcomes for mothers and babies after Cyclone Idai

Fatima Olympia is a nurse with advanced training at Nhamatanda District Hospital in the labour and delivery ward. When Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, it brought destruction across the area, including to the hospital. In response, the Canadian Red Cross, with the support of the Finnish Red Cross, set up an emergency hospital in Nhamatanda to support the District Hospital. With about 300 babies born a month, here is how we're improving outcomes for mothers and babies.

Forced to Fight: a new interactive, online resource explaining IHL

On June 20, World Refugee Day, the Canadian Red Cross launched its new interactive, online resource, Forced to Fight. Designed for teachers and students between 13-18 years old, Forced to Fight helps explain International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and humanitarian issues by allowing the user to experience what it is like for young people living in situations of armed conflict around the world.

Strengthening and healing in Indigenous communities

For Shelley Cardinal, working for Indigenous communities started when she was a child and learned of the abuse her father at residential school. The more she learned, the more she wanted her life work to contribute to addressing the harm done to Indigenous communities and help to build capacity and begin to move along the pathways of healing. 

In her own words: A student in South Sudan on achieving her dreams despite the odds

In South Sudan, women are up against immense odds to finish their education. Hear how one woman is achieving her dreams with help from the Canadian Red Cross. 

Protecting the most vulnerable during emergencies and disasters

In disasters and emergencies, it’s often the most vulnerable groups that are hardest hit. When regular supports and daily routines are disrupted, it can mean the needs of children, people with disabilities, the elderly and other groups are forgotten. Learn how the Red Cross works to make sure they are not left behind. 
 

Tips to get your home ready for wildfires

During wildfire season it is important to keep informed through trusted, verified sources, monitor weather, listen to local authorities, and prepare to evacuate if needed. Keeping your car fueled and essentials packed for the whole family is a good start. But what can you do around the house to prepare your home?

Use these tips from FireSmart Canada to prepare your property for wildfires. 

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