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20 years later: Canada’s response to the Kosovar refugee crisis

In the spring of 1999, Canada sponsored 5,000 Kosovar refugees as part of an international emergency evacuation organized by the United Nations for hundreds of thousands of civilians. Guest writer Arta Rexhepi came to Canada with her family, she shares her experience in this blog. 

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.

Dispatch from a Canadian aid worker in Bangladesh - Part 2

Here is the rest of humanitarian worker Jean-Baptiste Lacombe’s story of his mission in Bangladesh, where over 600,000 people have sought refuge in makeshift camps since August 2017.

Dispatch from a Canadian aid worker in Bangladesh

Jean-Baptiste Lacombe shares a touching account of his two missions in Bangladesh from January 3 to February 20, 2018, where more than 600,000 people have found refuge after fleeing the violence in Myanmar since summer 2017.

The Game: A dispatch from Bosnia's makeshift camps for displaced people

In Bosnia, more than 8,000 people have arrived after travelling sometimes for years. They are looking for a safe place to live, after fleeing violence and conflict. Nicole Robicheau recently spent two weeks listening to stories from these people, and shares one that stood out to her. 

How four hours turned into a humanitarian innovation

Earlier in 2018, the Canadian Red Cross held the Social Innovation Challenge across the country where teams of young Canadians worked to create innovative solutions to support the Red Cross response in Bangladesh - read about the winning solution. 

Responding to population movement in Uganda

Canadian Red Cross aid worker Erwan Cheneval spent one month in Uganda in March, 2018, supporting the refugee response to the influx of Congolese refugees.

In photos: responding to a growing refugee crisis in Uganda

Uganda is currently facing one of the world’s largest refugee crises. As the host country with the largest refugee population in Africa, Uganda hosts an estimated 1.3 million refugees from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Burundi. New arrivals come every day, of which the vast majority are women and children.

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