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20 October 2014

Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

For many years, cholera has been a common occurrence in northern Cameroon.
Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches the World Disasters Report 2014
17 October 2014

Viet Nam Red Cross Society launches the World Disasters Report 2014

In 2013, Viet Nam witnessed 14 flood and storm events – the largest number over a given year in the past decade – with 4.13 million people affected.
During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza
15 October 2014

During and after the crisis, Kuwait Red Crescent Society mobilised to aid the people of Gaza

After 50 days of violence, Gaza became in desperate need for urgent relief operations to salvage communities affected by the crisis, and rebuild and repair the wiped-out buildings and damaged infrastructure in the Strip.
Ebola dampens Tabaski spirit in Guinea as cultural practices are put on hold
15 October 2014

Ebola dampens Tabaski spirit in Guinea as cultural practices are put on hold

The Ebola crisis in Guinea is changing long-held cultural practices.
Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria
14 October 2014

Inside the warehouses getting aid across Syria

In the Syrian coastal town of Tartous sit two huge warehouses. These are the main entry point for all Red Cross Red Crescent goods coming into Syria
Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps
14 October 2014

Exhausting journeys and dire humanitarian needs in Iraq IDP camps

“My hope?” asked Hadji Mahmoud, 52-year-old Iraqi father. “I want to return home with my family. We may have a tent roof over our heads here, but this not what we want.” Hadji Mahmoud is one of thousands of Iraqis who have been forced to leave their homes
One year on from the Bohol earthquake: a new home and a new beginning
13 October 2014

One year on from the Bohol earthquake: a new home and a new beginning

One year ago, 58-year-old Harold Lumictin, his wife and their six children were made homeless when their house was destroyed by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked the Island of Bohol in the Philippines.
The Balkan Youth practice become the change they want to see
13 October 2014

The Balkan Youth practice become the change they want to see

Can two boxes, 200 drinking straws and blindfolds made from old curtains empower the youth of our Movement to promote a future of non-violence and peace? If you ask all the participants to the latest Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change-training in the B
Singapore Red Cross launches first aid programme to support an aging population
13 October 2014

Singapore Red Cross launches first aid programme to support an aging population

When Mr Yeo had a fall in 2010, his doctor suspected he was about to have a stroke. “The suffering I went through. I had given up hope for life.
Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign
10 October 2014

Community engagement is vital for Haiti’s chikungunya prevention campaign

The Haiti Red Cross Society has launched a major campaign to educate communities on the chikungunya virus.

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