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Creating child-friendly environments in rural Nepal

Colourful mats line the floor, dolls sit in anticipation of being played with, building blocks stand at the ready, and puzzles lay piled waiting to be put together. These are rooms any child would want to play in – brightly painted Child Friendly Spaces, created by the Nepal Red Cross Society following the 2015 earthquake, with funding support from the Canadian Red Cross.

The Bangladesh Population Movement two years on

August 25, 2019 marks two years since the Bangladesh Population Movement began. Since 2017, more than 700,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state for Bangladesh. Many international aid workers, like Canadian Red Crosser Norine Naguib, continue to support the efforts there.

A determined mother, an emergency c-section, and mighty twins: A happy dispatch from Mozambique

Joanna Stepien, a Canadian labour and delivery nurse, shares her experiences after going to Nhamatanda, Mozambique with the Red Cross transition team following Cyclone Idai.

Saving lives: Improving access to healthcare in rural Nepal

When 5-year-old Shawal fell from his family’s second storey terrace it was a fall that would be a serious accident in any country, but in rural Nepal, getting to the hospital is incredibly difficult. Read how enhanced ambulance service from the Nepal Red Cross helped save Shawal's life. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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