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Faces of Humanity: Shining a light on stories that don't make headlines

With constant access to information, it can be easy to assume that we are getting a full picture of what is going on in the world. But there are stories that rarely make headlines, and when those stories impact millions of people they can represent an emergency.

5 ways Red Cross empowers and celebrates women

It’s International Women’s Day so let’s shine a spotlight on some inspiring women who, with barriers removed, show they can achieve amazing success. Here, we pay tribute to the many remarkable women in our organization or who have used our programs as a springboard to enlighten theirs or others’ lives. 

Working closely with communities makes solar-powered water pump project a success in Pakistan

A successful project, like solar-powered water pumps, relies not just on aid workers, but community members who work closely with them. 

A mother's love knows no boundaries: Stories from Ethiopia

In 2018 alone, roughly 2.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes in communities across Ethiopia because of ongoing conflict. Read about three mothers who are doing what it takes for their families, despite the difficult conditions they find themselves in. 

In Canada or in Mali, we want what is best for our children

In Mali, most infant deaths are associated with diseases that can be treated with medication. What kills babies, among other things, is that these diseases are often detected too late. Why? There are a number of reasons, but in Koulikoro, in the villages where the Red Cross team is working, one of the biggest reasons seems to have to do with tradition.

How humanitarian diplomacy helps in complex emergencies

Since August 25, 2017, more than 700,000 people have fled violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State for Bangladesh. Dealing with a protracted crisis such as this is a complex operation, one that involves a host of different organizations. Effective coordination in the response is essential to ensure that supporting those most in need of humanitarian assistance remains the number one objective.

In photos: Distributing essential food and items in Ethiopia

Conflict has forced roughly 2.4 million people to flee their homes in communities across Ethiopia in 2018 alone. The Canadian Red Cross, along with the Swiss and Danish Red Cross, is supporting the Ethiopian Red Cross to distribute food and household items to families affected by the conflict.
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Top 10 blogs from 2018

With the year winding to an end, we took a look back at some of our most engaging blog posts from 2018. With natural disasters and emergencies occurring across Canada and the world, these blogs reflect the willingness of people to help and some inspiring stories of people wanting to make a difference. Here are the top 10 blogs from 2018.

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