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31 July 2014

Dancing for joy

Florentina is showing off her dance moves in the recently completed Red Cross concrete and timber house she shares with her son in the barangay (village) of Capahuan, Tabontabon, Leyte.
South Sudan: Red Cross implements measures to prevent the spread of cholera in Torit
31 July 2014

South Sudan: Red Cross implements measures to prevent the spread of cholera in Torit

The Government of South Sudan declared a cholera outbreak in Juba in mid-May 2014.
Increased numbers of migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection
31 July 2014

Italy: Migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection

In Sicily, dozens of Italian Red Cross (ItRC) vehicles and ambulances as well as volunteers receive migrants who land on a daily basis on the southern shores of Italy exhausted and traumatized after a perilous journey at sea.
Increased numbers of migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection
31 July 2014

Italy: Migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection

In Sicily, dozens of Italian Red Cross (ItRC) vehicles and ambulances as well as volunteers receive migrants who land on a daily basis on the southern shores of Italy exhausted and traumatized after a perilous journey at sea.
Turning to traditional healers to help stop the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone
31 July 2014

Turning to traditional healers to help stop the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

In a land where voodoo, witchcraft and curses are the norm, Fallah James is a sought-after man.
Rains, food crisis and a continuing conflict: South Sudan battles with a cholera outbreak
30 July 2014

Rains, food crisis and a continuing conflict: South Sudan battles with a cholera outbreak

Alfred Lati Joseph has the butt of his cigarette tightly pinched between his thumb and index finger, his face animated as he makes his point.
Iraqi Red Crescent is alarmed by rise in the number of displaced families
28 July 2014

Iraqi Red Crescent is alarmed by rise in the number of displaced families

The situation in many parts of Iraq continues to be challenging as the number of displaced families continue to increase
Burying Ebola’s victims in Sierra Leone
26 July 2014

Burying Ebola’s victims in Sierra Leone

They are all young men, in their early twenties who, just a few short weeks ago, would have been studying, going to work at a construction site, or ferrying passengers around on their taxi motorbikes.
Northeast Nigeria: Tales of widows
26 July 2014

Northeast Nigeria: Tales of widows

The Red Cross assists women whose husbands were killed during uprising.
Respect: Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers take risks to save lives
25 July 2014

Respect: Ukrainian Red Cross volunteers take risks to save lives

Video documentary: In February 2014, and throughout the following months, Red Cross volunteers responded to violence in Maidan Square, Kiev.

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