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31 July 2015

Thousands evacuated as Tropical Cyclone Komen hits Bangladesh

The monsoon depression over the northeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast intensified into a cyclonic storm named ‘Komen’ on Wednesday, 29 July, threatening to cause further downpours in regions that are already affected by the recent flash f
Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches emergency response after torrential rains cause flooding in Quang Ninh Province
31 July 2015

Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches emergency response after torrential rains cause flooding in Quang Ninh Province

Torrential rains over the past week in Viet Nam have caused extensive flooding and landslides in Ha Long, Quang Ninh Province prompting the Viet Nam Red Cross Society to provide emergency relief to the local population.
Thousands go hungry as freak cold wave hits Papua
29 July 2015

Thousands go hungry as freak cold wave hits Papua

Severe cold wave leaves remote communities in need of food and clean water
Supporting migrants en-route through the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
28 July 2015

Supporting migrants en-route through the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Red Cross Society of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia provides support to migrants who cover long distances on foot for many days.
Keeping Ebola at bay along West African borders
28 July 2015

Keeping Ebola at bay along West African borders

Red Cross steps up cross border surveillance and monitoring
Helping remote communities in Papua New Guinea recover after Cyclone Pam
28 July 2015

Helping remote communities in Papua New Guinea recover after Cyclone Pam

Red Cross volunteers work closely with remote island communities to share health advice to help families prevent illness
27 July 2015

"Most parents would rather have their daughters become prostitutes than work in an Ebola burial team."

"I will do this work with caution to restore the pride of women and break the chain of transmission.”
Pakistan Red Crescent responds to flash floods in Chitral
24 July 2015

Pakistan Red Crescent responds to flash floods in Chitral

Monsoon rains in Pakistan coupled with glacial melting and flash floods have claimed nine lives and affected over 322,000 people in the provinces of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Baluchistan, causing urban flooding in the major cities o
Nepal earthquake – three months on: Thousands remain in need as monsoon closes in
23 July 2015

Nepal earthquake – three months on: Thousands remain in need as monsoon closes in

Ujali Kumari, her mother-in-law Ses Kumari, Ujali’s husband and their four grown-up children, are camping in what used to be a goat shelter next to the remains of the family home near Kalikasthan, in Rasuwa district.
Providing health care and hope in a remote community
22 July 2015

Providing health care and hope in a remote community

There are 27 tiny and remote villages scattered among the mountainsides surrounding Singati, Dolakha, a once-bustling market place left devastated because of its location near the epicenter of the 12 May earthquake.

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