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25 July 2014

Respect: Ukraine Red Cross volunteers take risks to save lives

Video documentary: In February 2014, and throughout the following months, Red Cross volunteers responded to violence in Maidan Square, Kiev.
After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza
24 July 2014

After 17 days, Palestine Red Crescent Society is scaling up its response in Gaza

The situation in the Gaza Strip continues to be extremely challenging for civilians and aid workers who have not been spared from the fighting.
A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases
24 July 2014

A lack of water and sanitation in displaced communities leads to a rise in communicable diseases

Polluted water supplies, hot weather and serious water shortages are bringing the threat of disease to vulnerable communities in Syria.
Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities
23 July 2014

Red Cross volunteers reach out to Palawan tribal communities

The Tagbanwa villagers on the island of Banuang Daan gather excitedly as Philippine Red Cross staff and volunteers arrive by traditional bangka outrigger from the main island of Coron, Palawan, two hours away by boat.
Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families
22 July 2014

Iraqi celebrities join the Red Crescent to relieve the displaced families

As violence continues in Mosul, the humanitarian situation for many families is still very challenging, and has forced more than 91,000 families to leave their homes in search of safety.
President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers
21 July 2014

President of Palestine Red Crescent Society visits Gaza and calls for the protection of civilians and aid workers

Dr Younis Al Khatib, President of Palestine Red Crescent Society, arrived in Gaza this weekend to witness the humanitarian operation.
Over 5.5 million people affected by largest typhoon to hit China in 40 years
21 July 2014

Over 5.5 million people affected by largest typhoon to hit China in 40 years

The Red Cross Society of China deployed emergency teams and mobilised relief supplies to help communities battered by Super Typhoon Rammasun, described as the severest storm to hit the country in more than 40 years.
Panamanian Red Cross uses new technology to streamline distribution of humanitarian aid
18 July 2014

Panamanian Red Cross uses new technology to streamline distribution of humanitarian aid

Panamanian Red Cross continues providing support to local and national authorities using new tools in the field to facilitate beneficiary registration and aid distribution.
Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul
18 July 2014

Interview: Dr Khalil Abu Foul

Dr Khalil Abu Foul, 43, is a general surgical consultant and is head of the Palestine Red Crescent Society’s disaster and management unit in the Gaza Strip. He is also Director General of al-Quds hospital in the Gaza Strip.
Typhoon Rammasun batters eastern Philippines, but preparedness saved lives
17 July 2014

Typhoon Rammasun batters eastern Philippines, but preparedness saved lives

Tracking across some of the most populous areas of the Philippines in just over 24 hours, Typhoon Rammasun left a trail of destruction in ...

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