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In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Red Cross helps

Elmita Nodeis sits on the ground in the courtyard of Philippe Guerrier school in the town of Les Cayes in Haiti. The school's been turned into an evacuation centre since Hurricane Matthew hit, and she's been sleeping there with eight members of her family ever since.  The 51-year-old has a few buckets in front of her, and she's busy scrubbing clothes. 

Hurricane Matthew: The Canadian Red Cross working in Haiti

While the damage from a Category 4 hurricane like Matthew can be severe no matter where it hits, some countries are more vulnerable than others to the impacts of storms. One of the countries hit hard by Matthew is Haiti – and at this time the extent of the damage is not fully known. 

Round-up: Red Cross responds to emergencies in Japan and Mexico

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world.

Red Cross supports those affected by Tropical Storm Iselle

The American Red Cross is currently providing support across the Hawaiian Islands as people start to clean up from Tropical Storm Iselle.

2014 Hurricane season: What you need to know

The start of summer also means the start of hurricane season. From June to November, Atlantic Canada is at risk from these powerful storms. Most of the tropical storms and hurricanes that threaten the Canadian coastline typically arrive later in the season according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. However, now is a good time to get informed about the risks, take steps to prepare and learn more about how these severe weather events can impact the Atlantic coast.

The Red Cross Round-up

The Round-up offers a weekly sample of what our sister Red Cross Societies are working on around the world. INTERNATIONAL: In recent years, the issue of menstrual hygiene management in post-conflict and post-disaster settings has increasingly draw...

Photo of the Day: Help on the way after Hurricane Ingrid

Today’s photo comes from the Mexican Red Cross, who have responded to 32,000 individuals in parts of Mexico affected by Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel. Massive flooding and landslides have left 18 states in Mexico in need of aid. The ...

Award winning team marks decade of emergency response in Nova Scotia

Guest entry by James Sedgewick, disaster management associate, Canadian Red Cross in Nova Scotia This September marks a decade of emergency response for a special team of Canadian Red Cross volunteers in Nova Scotia. While Red Cross volunteers did...

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