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18 January 2017

Building partnerships for effective response to emergencies

The three-year Framework Agreement aims at establishing close partnerships and cooperation...
Allies to the emergency
17 January 2017

Allies to the emergency

During emergency operations, it is frequent to meet with people and organizations...
The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
16 January 2017

The Government of Haiti recognizes the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Haiti's government recognized the work done by the humanitarian organizations
My biggest achievement is building awareness about Zika
11 January 2017

“My biggest achievement is building awareness about Zika”

Adriana Herrera volunteers at the Meta province branch of the Colombia Red Cross and has been with the Movement for over 10 years.
Behavioral changes are gradual and involved
4 January 2017

Behavioral changes are gradual and involved

Zeze has been working in public health and epidemiological surveillance for more than 30 years
Argentina Red Cross works together with the community of Pergamino
29 December 2016

Argentina Red Cross works together with the community of Pergamino

When the water goes down, the biggest humanitarian challenge begins.
We All Make a Community
21 December 2016

Building community ties to tackle Zika

Joelys de Leon has volunteered with the Panamanian Red Cross for over 6 years.
There is always work in the North
19 December 2016

There is always work in the North

Juan is having a lively conversation with his four friends, no one would tell that this is the third time they have been sent back from Mexico to ...
“Every doctor and nurse I met in Haiti was a hurricane survivor” – An interview with Dr. Lynda Redwood Campbell
19 December 2016

“Every doctor and nurse I met in Haiti was a hurricane survivor” – An interview with Dr. Lynda Redwood Campbell

Immediately after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 04 October, the Haiti Red Cross Society and other Red Cross partners rushed staff and volunteers to the worst affected communities to assess needs and deliver emergency assistance.
Learning from the mistakes of the past
19 December 2016

Learning from the mistakes of the past

The saying in Creole “Ti pas ti pas na rive,” loosely translated, means that patiently, taking one step at a time, one gets there.
Saint Vincent and Grenadines Red Cross continues working on the recovery after the recent floods
19 December 2016

Saint Vincent and Grenadines Red Cross continues working on the recovery after the recent floods

On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, St. Vincent and the Grenadines was impacted by heavy rains, which resulted in flooding and landslides in several communities.
Lessons Learnt and Best Practices in Zika Virus Response
7 December 2016

Lessons Learnt and Best Practices in Zika Virus Response

Less than a month ago, WHO announced that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of international concern.
Sharing water, the gift of life, in Haiti
6 December 2016

Sharing water, the gift of life, in Haiti

Following the devastation of Haiti after Hurricane Matthew in October 2016, the Dominican Red Cross mobilized 29 of its staff...
Qatar Red Crescent Active in Haiti Emergency Operation after Hurricane Matthew
5 December 2016

Qatar Red Crescent Active in Haiti Emergency Operation after Hurricane Matthew

When news of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation of Haiti reached the Qatar Red Crescent Society headquarters in Doha
Dominican Red Cross Responds to Floods
23 November 2016

Dominican Red Cross Responds to Floods

After hurricane Matthew hit La Española Island, Dominican Republic has been experiencing a series of hydrometeorological events
Training of Trainers: Expanding National Societies' Capacity in Zika Response
18 November 2016

Training of Trainers: Expanding National Societies’ Capacity in Zika Response

Workshop to certify instructors on various health-related topics focused on controlling the Zika virus
I know that I will make it, even if it takes me a year to recover
11 November 2016

“I know that I will make it, even if it takes me a year to recover”

Because of its geographical location, the Ecuadorian coast is prone to natural disasters.
I wanted to join the Red Cross because it is a solidary movement and I want to be part of it
10 November 2016

"I wanted to join the Red Cross because it is a solidary movement and I want to be part of it"

On April 16, 2016 Dellanira Suarez was in the city of Manta, in Manabi Province
The Red Cross Movement calls on States to address the growing indifference to the needs of migrants
10 November 2016

The Red Cross Movement calls on States to address the growing indifference to the needs of migrants

Representatives of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have adopted a declaration
Haiti Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign
5 November 2016

Haiti Red Cross volunteers prepare for cholera vaccination campaign

Ahead of a large-scale cholera vaccination campaign to begin in Haiti next week, some 350 Red Cross volunteers are getting trained and ready to participate.
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