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17 April 2014

Families in agonizing wait following ferry disaster in South Korea

Dozens of Korean Red Cross volunteers provided hot meals, blankets and whatever comfort they could to families desperately waiting for news of their loved ones – most of them school students – aboard a sunken ferry in one of South Korea’s worst shipping d
Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change
17 April 2014

Greening Kenya to address environmental sustainability and climate change

The programme will be implemented as a partnership between county governments, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and the Kenya Red Cross Society, through its network of 70,000 volunteers, active in 63 branches.
Access to medical care in Central African Republic: a major challenge for the internally displaced
17 April 2014

Access to medical care in Central African Republic: a major challenge for the internally displaced

Urgent support is needed to help those caught up in the country's conflict
Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge
16 April 2014

Vaccinating all children across Syria remains a challenge

Efforts are underway to provide adequate vaccinations to prevent the rise of polio in Syria.
Driving the agenda for urban planning and development
15 April 2014

Driving the agenda for urban planning and development

Over the past several years, it has been recognized that urban areas are not just places where economic opportunity is growing and thriving, but vulnerability and risk as well.
Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
15 April 2014

Taking preventive action to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

The Red Cross launches emergency operations in countries not yet affected by the Ebola outbreak
Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps
15 April 2014

Volunteers on the front lines in Uganda refugee camps

With 700 South Sudanese crossing into Uganda daily, Red Cross volunteers are kept busy.
Finding solutions to violence through CBHFA in Palestinian Refugee Camps
14 April 2014

Finding solutions to violence through CBHFA in Palestinian Refugee Camps

“No one is born violent, it is not instinctive or in our nature. Violence is under our own control,” says an energetic Diana Fouad Owayed. Diana and her school friend, Khaled Issa abou al Omarein
The struggle to recover six months on from the Bohol earthquake
14 April 2014

The struggle to recover six months on from the Bohol earthquake

Exposed to the scorching heat of the sun, Leoncia Ensendencia feeds her children.
1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard
14 April 2014

1994: Despair and the unquiet dead in hell’s backyard

A Red Cross employee recalls his time in Rwanda 20 years ago

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