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A donation goes a long way: Reflecting 5 years after Typhoon Haiyan

Red Crosser Joanne Abshire looks back on Typhoon Haiyan, and how she chose to help following the disaster. Now a member of the Red Cross, Joanne looks at how we are still working in the Philippines. 

Meet a Red Cross aid worker: Sandra Damota and psychosocial support

Sandra is a psychosocial support aid worker with the Canadian Red Cross. When disasters and emergencies strike, the obvious stuff – damaged homes, destroyed infrastructure, injured people – sometimes makes it easy to overlook the damage that’s invisible. We can be impacted by disaster and emergency in many ways and can experience deep trauma that doesn’t simply go away once physical damage is addressed. Recovering from these events requires emotional care just as much as it requires physical care. 

Photo of the day: Emergency field hospital in Manila

Last weekend the Feast of the Nazarene was held in Manila. This annual religious gathering, which features one of the biggest processions in the country, saw close to 10 million people participating.  Our colleagues at the Philippine Red Cross were kept busy on the scene, where they had set up their emergency field hospital.

Round-up: Updates from the Philippines and India

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

Round-up: Updates from Thailand and the Philippines

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

Philippine Red Cross’ Secretary General reaffirms strong partnership with the Canadian Red Cross

Dr. Gwendolyn Pang, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross, recently paid us a visit at Canadian Red Cross offices in Ontario and British Columbia, where she reaffirmed the strong partnership formed with us in the wake of the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan which struck her country two years ago.

In Photos: Recovery 2 years after Typhoon Haiyan

The Red Cross responded quickly in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, reaching 1.3 million people with emergency relief. Two years after the typhoon, the Red Cross continues to help survivors recover and rebuild.

Canadian aid worker shares rewarding experience of handing over field hospital in the Philippines

My first impression of Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers when I arrived straight after Typhoon Haiyan in November 2013 was of dedicated and hardworking people who deeply believe in the mission and ideals of the Red Cross. They never shy away from harsh and difficult conditions to ensure that assistance is delivered to those who truly need it, when they need it.

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