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5 December 2016

Qatar Red Crescent Active in Haiti Emergency Operation after Hurricane Matthew

When news of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation of Haiti reached the Qatar Red Crescent Society headquarters in Doha
IFRC strengthens its presence in the Americas
2 December 2016

IFRC strengthens its presence in the Americas

Agreements were signed with the idea of deepening the action of the Red Cross in the region
Syria Arab Red Crescent respond as thousands displaced in Aleppo
2 December 2016

Syria Arab Red Crescent respond as thousands displaced in Aleppo

Since 27 November, Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been responding to an influx of displaced people from Masaken, Hanano and Al-Haydariya areas to a SARC relief point in Jibrin.
Red Cross Red Crescent national societies join forces to fight vector-borne diseases in South Asia
2 December 2016

Red Cross Red Crescent national societies join forces to fight vector-borne diseases in South Asia

Workshop focuses on improving participants' knowledge around vector-borne diseases and exploring solutions to issues faced by health workers
Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey
2 December 2016

Escape from Mosul – one family’s journey

Tears come to Buthina’s eyes as she tells her family’s story, and for a few moments she covers her face with her hands. The Iraqi Red Crescent Society psychosocial volunteer reaches out and touches her shoulder, and the two women talk quietly for a while.
Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity
1 December 2016

Senegal: Red Cross and ECHO bring a smile back to thousands of families affected by food insecurity

It’s a bright and sunny morning in Soutouta, a remote village located in Goudiry, in Eastern Senegal. Usually calm at that time of the day, the public square of the village is now bustling and full of people, all waiting patiently in line for their food v
 “I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D
30 November 2016

“I would have never managed to overcome the difficult situation if I did not have the support from Red Cross.” – Story of Sis D

In 2012, I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis. I was in denial. Although I had previously heard about, I never thought I would get infected with it. I blamed my husband because he was on TB medication at the time, but was not taking his treatment seriously.
First snow fall of the winter brings more misery to northern Greece
29 November 2016

First snow fall of the winter brings more misery to northern Greece

Temperature below zero calls for urgent action in migrant centres in Greece.
Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes
29 November 2016

Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes

Nepal Red cross aims to provide safe buildings for quake-affected children to study in
Kiribati grandmother gets her first ever toilet
29 November 2016

Kiribati grandmother gets her first ever toilet

Red Cross aims to build 120 toilets in the cramped community of Betio by 2017

In pictures...

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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