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9 November 2012

Sandy’s strong winds destroy homes and livelihoods in Jamaica

By Lancelot McCalla Following the destruction wrought upon the Caribbean by Hurricane Sandy, the Jamaica Red Cross, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labor and Social Security has continued to do door to door evaluations in the three most affected parishes, St. Thomas, St. Mary and Portland. With more than 18,000 homes affected in...
23 November 2009

Jamaica Red Cross: a pioneer in HIV/AIDS programmes in the Caribbean

When the first case of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica was diagnosed in 1982, the Jamaica Red Cross (JRC) was invited by the Ministry of Health to take part in what would become the National AIDS Committee.
1 September 2008

Gustav: Red Cross preparations enable fast response

Hurricane Gustav, a category three storm carrying winds of up to 185 kilometres an hour, has now hit the North American coast.
South to north and back
30 May 2005

South to north and back

"Testing positive for HIV changed my life, but it did not break me,” explains a young Jamaican woman to a group of Red Cross youth volunteers.
Caribbean welcomes end of difficult hurricane season
3 December 2004

Caribbean welcomes end of difficult hurricane season

The end of the 2004 hurricane season has been welcomed by residents of the Caribbean.
Jamaican Red Cross helps hurricane victims to talk
27 September 2004

Jamaican Red Cross helps hurricane victims to talk

When a disaster strikes, relief focuses on physical issues like food, shelter and water.
17 September 2004

Hurricane Ivan devastates a community in Jamaica

“I was in bed and I heard a loud bang, and it felt like the walls were collapsing in my bedroom.
14 September 2004

Red Cross helps picks up the pieces after Hurricane Ivan

“I knew my house was going to wash away,” explains Crystal Clarke holding her baby boy, Brandon, “that’s why I chose to go to the shelter with my family”.
Jamaica Red Cross Prepares for Hurricane Ivan
13 September 2004

Jamaica Red Cross prepares for hurricane Ivan

The Jamaica Red Cross estimates that tens of thousands of people are threatened by Hurricane Ivan.
Haitians in Jamaica think of loved-ones left behind
15 March 2004

Haitians in Jamaica think of loved-ones left behind

Haitian music drifts from the Seventh Day Adventist church in Port Antonio, capital of the north-eastern Jamaican region of Portland, while at the Winnifred Rest Home in nearby Fairy Hill, young men and women play football by the beach.
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