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28 September 2016

Youth Commission meeting

Representatives of the youth from all the regions of the world meet in the Americas
Migrants in Central America
28 September 2016

Migrants in Central America

Since November 2015, Panama and Costa Rica have experienced a phenomenon that was completely unusual for both countries.
Gabon: Red Cross volunteers maintain vigilance as country remain divided ahead of president’s inauguration
27 September 2016

Gabon: Red Cross volunteers maintain vigilance as country remain divided ahead of president’s inauguration

As Gabon swears in its incumbent president for a second term, staff and volunteers of Gabonese Red Cross Society are on high-alert, ready to provide emergency first-aid and relief should tensions break out into violence.
Longing for son while stuck in limbo
27 September 2016

Longing for son while stuck in limbo

More than 200 people have been stranded in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia since the borders closed around them six months earlier.
Britain honours Stephen McAndrew, former head of Red Cross Ebola operations in Sierra Leone, for humanitarian service
23 September 2016

Britain honours Stephen McAndrew, former head of Red Cross Ebola operations in Sierra Leone, for humanitarian service

Stephen McAndrew has been presented with a Member of the Order of the British Empire award for his outstanding humanitarian service as head of the IFRC' Ebola response in Sierra ...
Sea crossings continue to claim lives on North Africa’s shorelines
23 September 2016

Sea crossings continue to claim lives on North Africa’s shorelines

The mortal remains of 30 people who lost their lives in trying to cross the Mediterranean have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after a boat sank off Libya earlier this week.
Young volunteers rally round children forced to flee fire at island camp
22 September 2016

Young volunteers rally round children forced to flee fire at island camp

Volunteers in Greece have been helping children get in touch with their loved ones after a blaze tore through a migration reception centre on the island of Lesvos on Monday.
She never knew about yellow fever until she had to experience it herself
21 September 2016

She never knew about yellow fever until she had to experience it herself

Yellow fever outbreak was declared in DRC in March, affecting people in six of the country's provinces, including the capital city Kinshasa. 3600 Red Cross volunteers were mobilized to increase awareness on yellow fever among vulnerable communities.
Budgeting for emergency response
21 September 2016

Budgeting for emergency response

technical workshop was held in Honduras with participation from representatives of Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Haiti National Societies
First use of a drone by Red Cross in Africa highlights scale of humanitarian situation at Uganda's border with South Sudan
16 September 2016

First use of a drone by Red Cross in Africa highlights scale of humanitarian situation at Uganda's border with South Sudan

Uganda Red Cross Society deployed the first Red Cross unmanned aerial vehicle – a drone – in Africa to monitor the situation at a vast refugee camp on the border with South Sudan.

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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