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Chile fires: A very different Sunday in Valparaiso

A wildfire broke out on Saturday, 12 April 2014, in Camino La Polvora, in the port city of ...

Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The Red Cross launches emergency operations in countries not yet affected by the Ebola outbreak

1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard

A Red Cross employee recalls his time in Rwanda 20 years ago

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Online postgraduate certificate in social and voluntary sector leadership

Leadership development in this sector is more important than ever because it enables an ...

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Health and care activities in the IFRC include first aid and emergency response as well as epidemic control, programmes in health promotion and prevention, addressing stigma, providing psychosocial care and community empowerment.

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