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Tech savvy toddler saves mom's life

Their hands are small, but don’t let their size fool you. Kids save lives too, in some cases with the help of technology we use every day. 

Bentley Toone may be just barely out of diapers, but this two-year-olds swift action helped save his mother’s life. 

What's Clint Eastwood's superpower? Abdominal thrusts.

Clint Eastwood is a force to be reckoned with, known for his acting, directing and now...abdominal thrusting. While the world was recovering from the Super Bowl and preparing for the start of the Sochi Olympics, Clint Eastwood was using his first aid skills to save a life. When the director of a local golf tournament began to choke on a piece of cheese, the film icon sprung into action, performing three textbook-perfect abdominal thrusts to save his friend.

Tech Talk: Using data to coordinate shelter needs in the Philippines

Matt Hewett was among those who deployed to the Philippines in those early days of the emergency response after Typhoon Haiyan caused significant damage in the country. He’s an Information Services Manager with the Canadian Red Cross, which at first glance may not sound like a typical career path for a humanitarian worker. However, information management is critical when it comes to coordinating a large-scale response and ensuring the right aid is delivered to those who need it the most.

Infographic: An update on Red Cross response in the Philippines

It's now been a little over a month since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. As relief efforts continue, humanitarian operations are now moving into early recovery. The following infographic provides a look at how the Red Cross has contributed to providing emergency relief to those affected. 
The Canadian government is matching donations by individual Canadians for Typhoon Haiyan relief until December 23. 

Tech Talk: Crowdsourcing during emergencies in Kenya

The 2013 World Disasters Report offers a good study of crowdsourcing and the role of digital volunteers in emergencies. Many Red Cross societies around the world are exploring how they can crowdsource and communicate information through social med...

Tech Talk: Help us amplify the call for protection in Syria

We are inviting Canadian Red Cross friends and supporters to join the Red Cross Red Crescent Thunderclap campaign for Syria, to bring attention to the on-going humanitarian crisis and to call on all parties in the conflict to respect and protect volu...

Tech Talk: The power of mobile in the humanitarian sector

It’s clear that mobile technology is leading the way around the world, far outpacing Internet access and landlines. Consider that there are nearly as many mobile subscriptions around the world as there are people, as illustrated in this infograph...

Photo of the Day: Solar power technology and disasters

In a disaster, timely information from the ground is paramount to ensure emergency response teams target their response and mobilize resources to the affected area. In remote communities like this one in Libera, technology like solar power makes it...

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