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24 January 2017

Refugees join battle to reach avalanche victims

Italian Red Cross teams have been using sledges, snow mobiles, off-road vehicles and even skis to reach dozens of villages cut off by snow to provide medical care, food, blankets, clothes, snow shovels, generators and fuel.
Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured
21 January 2017

Nigerian Red Cross still in shock, four days after the loss of as many as six volunteers, and others seriously injured

As many as nine Nigerian Red Cross Society volunteers remain in critical condition and dozens of others are receiving psychological and medical care after Tuesday’s accidental military strike on a displacement camp in Nigeria’s volatile northeast.
Red Cross teams battle blizzards to reach people cut off by snow after series of quakes in Italy
20 January 2017

Red Cross teams battle blizzards to reach people cut off by snow after series of quakes in Italy

Snow mobiles, ambulances and emergency off-road vehicles have been sent by the Italian Red Cross to the quake-hit region of Abruzzo following a series of tremors that left at least three people dead and forced hundreds to evacuate.
The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families
20 January 2017

The aftermath of DR Congo floods: the Red Cross supports vulnerable families

Towards the end of 2016, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced floods, in two locations.
Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise
19 January 2017

Kenya: livestock farmers affected by drought receive a helping hand from the Red Cross, through a destocking exercise

As drought bites harder in Kenya, affected communities have been losing their cattle. As part of its response, the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) has embarked on an exercise that aims to destock weak cattle by buying cows, goats and sheep from willing pas
Building partnerships for effective response to emergencies
18 January 2017

Building partnerships for effective response to emergencies

The three-year Framework Agreement aims at establishing close partnerships and cooperation...
Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
18 January 2017

Zambia Red Cross Society provides assistance to over 1,000 asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Zambia Red Cross Society volunteers have been supporting asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - since they arrived in late December 2016, until they began to be repatriated, in early January 2017.
Red Cross helps communities prevent water-borne diseases using surveillance mechanism
18 January 2017

Red Cross helps communities prevent water-borne diseases using surveillance mechanism

The Red Cross has distributed nearly 177,000 litres of potable water in typhoon-affected provinces
Allies to the emergency
17 January 2017

Allies to the emergency

During emergency operations, it is frequent to meet with people and organizations...
Electricity cut, water pipes frozen – harsh realities of camp life during winter in Greece
17 January 2017

Electricity cut, water pipes frozen – harsh realities of camp life during winter in Greece

People living in camps across Greece are continuing to battle extreme temperatures this winter, with some as low as -15 degrees Celsius.

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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