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4 May 2016

Restoring resilience and dignity – Philippine Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan shelter recovery programme nears completion

Over 72,000 houses built or repaired since typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines
Playtime in Idomeni provides respite for families
3 May 2016

Playtime in Idomeni provides respite for families

Tania Karagianni, 53, makes the men around her laugh. “No drawings, no shade,” she says under a marquee near the Red Cross medical clinic and a couple sit down at the table and obediently pick up pencils.
Losing crops and livestock to extensive drought in Namibia
3 May 2016

Losing crops and livestock to extensive drought in Namibia

The challenge of keeping livestock, crops and people alive amid Namibia drought
Psychological first aid helps heal the wounds of Cyclone Winston
3 May 2016

Psychological first aid helps heal the wounds of Cyclone Winston

104 Fiji Red Cross volunteers trained in psychological first aid (PFA) to help communities recover
Dozens missing and hundreds rescued in tragic weekend of boat disasters
2 May 2016

Dozens missing and hundreds rescued in tragic weekend of boat disasters

More than 700 people attempting the lethal sea crossing from North Africa to Italy were rescued and taken to Sicily this weekend.
Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches
29 April 2016

Red Cross helps flood-prone communities through traditional and modern approaches

Community members living near river basin trained in disaster preparedness to strengthen their resilience against future disasters
Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan
28 April 2016

Improving health and preventing violence in Palestine with support from the people of Japan

Since April 2015, Palestine Red Crescent Society has been providing focused assistance to women in Gaza and the West Bank on reproductive health, while also working to prevent violence in homes and communities
Ecuadorian Red Cross Blood Bank Holding Steady In Aftermath of Earthquake
27 April 2016

Ecuadorian Red Cross Blood Bank Holding Steady In Aftermath of Earthquake

In the wake of the April 16th earthquake that hit Ecuador’s central coast, leaving thousands in need of medical attention, the Ecuadorian Red Cross mobilized all manner of humanitarian aid out to the coast.
Ecuador: “The most important thing is health”
27 April 2016

Ecuador: “The most important thing is health”

When Colombian Red Cross Public Health Coordinator Dr José Leber Imbachi arrived in the earthquake-affected canton of Pedernales, he found out that 80 per cent of the houses had collapsed.
Hellenic Red Cross increases support for thousands of families trapped in camps
26 April 2016

Hellenic Red Cross increases support for thousands of families trapped in camps

Medical care and vital food, water and emergency supplies are being prioritized by Red Cross teams at one of the Greek capital’s main camps for migrants.

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In-pictures: Syrian Arab Red Crescent include medical team in second joint humanitarian convoy to besieged towns

Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer teams, together with the ICRC and UN, have gained ...

In pictures: Winter relief provided by Iraqi Red Crescent Society

There are 3.2 million IDPs in Iraq and some 245,000 Syrian refugees. Life is not easy for these ...

In-pictures: Red Cross builds temporary shelters for migrants in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Red Cross of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has erected 15 Ikea model houses in...

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