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Round-up: Updates from Central African Republic, Greece and Somalia

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

Celebrating International Development Week: A global movement for a better world

International Development Week is February 7-13 and highlights what Canada and Canadians are doing to make a better world. 

Photo of the Day - Helping communities in South Sudan gain better access to clean water and sanitation

Nicolas Gauvin, a shelter and infrastructure advisor with the Canadian Red Cross, discusses potential sources of clean drinking water in Gogrial, South Sudan with colleagues from the South Sudan Red Cross and community members. 

Providing valuable training to women on maternal and child health in Dominican Republic

In October 2015, a young woman in the municipality of Bánica shared her positive experience with me.

Juana Maria Carvajal Colon, 21, who was eight- months pregnant at the time, lives with her husband and six-year-old daughter. Juana and her sister had recently participated in a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) training session organized by the Dominican Red Cross in her community. 

A young boy's life saved by community care in South Sudan

Canadian Red Crosser Chiran Livera who was recently in South Sudan to aid in the cholera outbreak in South Sudan shares the story of a small two-year-old boy who got sick and started showing all the common signs of cholera – dehydration, vomiting and muscle cramps. He was brought to the to the Red Cross community health tent that has been specifically set-up to detect and assist with early intervention of cholera.

Photos: Canada Cares concert in Toronto

Serena Ryder and Jully Black took the stage at the #CanadaCares concert in Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto last night. The event also highlighted the tremendous work of Canadian organizations in promoting maternal and child health.

It takes a village to raise a child

To mark International Women's Day, we share a story from Mali, where the Canadian Red Cross is working to improve women and children's health.

Over 274 Malian children under the age of five die every day, mainly from preventable causes. Since 2012, the Canadian and Malian Red Cross Societies have been working together to implement a maternal, newborn, and child health project to deliver Basic Healthcare in the Community.

International Development Week: Red Cross in action

As we celebrate International Development Week, we wanted to share some photos of the positive impact Canadian Red Cross programs are having in countries such as Kenya, Honduras, Bolivia, Sudan and Mali.

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