News stories

Click the map to enter the regional news

19 سبتمبر 2014

Tragedies at sea highlight the dangers of migration and the need for action

If reports are confirmed, this past week is the deadliest period for the sea migrants in recent years, as more than 750 people from the Middle East and Africa are feared to have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to reach Europe.
Preparing for the frontlines: training for high pressure Ebola mission in Sierra Leone
19 سبتمبر 2014

Preparing for the frontlines: training for a high pressure Ebola mission in Sierra Leone

Twenty-six Red Cross Red Crescent workers from seven countries underwent a rigorous two-day training in Geneva this week. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society’s most recent response phase, they will operate a treatment centre...
Floods destroy homes and livelihoods in Pakistan
18 سبتمبر 2014

Floods destroy homes and livelihoods in Pakistan

Late monsoon rains earlier this month have unleashed a devastating flood, inundating large areas of Pakistan and affecting around two million people in a disaster that continues to unfold.
Nayarit and Jalisco to support people affected by Hurricane Odile
18 سبتمبر 2014

Mexican Red Cross to support people affected by Hurricane Odile

Nayarit and Jalisco to support people affected in southern Baja California, following the path of Hurricane Odile
RCRC Magazine correspondents visit the Salvadorian Red Cross
18 سبتمبر 2014

RCRC Magazine correspondents visit the Salvadorian Red Cross

Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement magazine paid a visit to the Salvadorian Red Cross
Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq
17 سبتمبر 2014

Emergency field kitchen set up for displaced families in Iraq

The Italian Red Cross has set up a field kitchen in the Dohuk governorate of Iraq’s Kurdish region. The kitchen is equipped and prepared to cook up to 10,000 meals per day and is strategically located around 25 kilometers away from the largest internally
A passion for humanity trumps fear or worry for many volunteers
15 سبتمبر 2014

A passion for humanity trumps fear or worry for many volunteers

Daniel James, 35, is a volunteer working with the Sierra Leone Red Cross.
Floods leave a trail of destruction in rural Bangladesh
14 سبتمبر 2014

Floods leave a trail of destruction in rural Bangladesh

When the Dhorola River – a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra – flooded Jatrapur union in the north-eastern district of Kurigram, Red Crescent volunteers had no choice but to start search-and-rescue and relief operation using log boats made from banana t
Nanjing: Turning Young Athletes into Humanitarian Ambassadors
12 سبتمبر 2014

Nanjing: Turning Young Athletes into Humanitarian Ambassadors

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with support from the Red Cross Society of China, participated in the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games Culture and Education Programme from August 14-28.
Peruvian Red Cross helps create new smart phone app “Reporta Salud”
10 سبتمبر 2014

Peruvian Red Cross helps create new smart phone app “Reporta Salud”

"Reporta Salud", a trendy new mobile application to report emergencies.

-