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17 December 2014

Showing solidarity as Ebola hits new districts in Sierra Leone

Since Kono became the latest Ebola hotspot in Sierra Leone, the Red Cross has trained two new safe and dignified burial teams, and deployed an experienced team from neighbouring Kailahun district to bolster its response efforts
New radio show in Bangladesh puts the Red Crescent in touch with communities
17 December 2014

New radio show in Bangladesh puts the Red Crescent in touch with communities

As a step to improve community communications, the very first live call-in radio programme was launched on 11 December by Bangladesh Red Crescent Society through community radio in the Kurigram district.
Typhoon Hagupit deals double blow to communities struggling to recover from Haiyan
16 December 2014

Typhoon Hagupit deals double blow to communities struggling to recover from Haiyan

Since Typhoon Hagupit struck the Philippines just over a week ago, the Philippine Red Cross has had three rapid response teams on the ground to assess the impact on the worst affected areas, including the easternmost island group of Samar where the typhoo
Mexican Red Cross ambulance service and volunteers bridging the healthcare gap
12 December 2014

Mexican Red Cross ambulance service and volunteers bridging the healthcare gap

Adriana Carmona, an advanced level paramedic, works with the Mexican Red Cross ambulance service.
Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon
12 December 2014

Syrian families preparing for the cold winter ahead in Lebanon

Two hours before the distribution started, temperature was two degrees below zero, but many of the children in Zahle have only flip flops on their feet.
Training volunteers and supporting health systems improves access to healthcare for mothers and children
11 December 2014

Training volunteers and supporting health systems improves access to healthcare for mothers and children

According to Ethiopia’s 2011 Demographic and Health Survey, nearly half a million children under-five die every year. Neonatal mortality accounts for 30 per cent of under-five mortality.
Google Research Award given to IFRC Healthy lifestyle community
10 December 2014

Google Research Award given to IFRC Healthy lifestyle community

A Google Research Award was recently presented to IFRC’s Healthy lifestyle community, an online platform for users to help their friends, family and communities reduce their risks of developing noncommunicable diseases by changing risky habits.
Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Hagupit leaves the Philippines
10 December 2014

Picking up the pieces after Typhoon Hagupit leaves the Philippines

As Typhoon Hagupit finally exits the Philippines, a picture of the main needs on the ground is emerging.
Botswana: Standing in solidarity with West Africa in the fight against Ebola
10 December 2014

Botswana: Standing in solidarity with West Africa in the fight against Ebola

The Government of Botswana has donated 15 vehicles to support the Red Cross fight against Ebola
Children hardest hit by ongoing violence in Central African Republic
8 December 2014

Children hardest hit by ongoing violence in Central African Republic

Amid the ongoing conflict, children are dropping out of school and often take on the duties normally done by adults

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