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21 February 2017

ASEAN working together as One in making children in schools and communities resilient to disaster

Building safe and resilient schools is the corner stone of building resilient communities
One Year After Winston, Fiji Red Cross has helped 77,000 people
20 February 2017

One Year After Winston, Fiji Red Cross has helped 77,000 people

Fiji Red Cross uses holistic approach to help most vulnerable communities in Fiji after Cyclone Winston
Back to school after Cyclone Winston
20 February 2017

Back to school after Cyclone Winston

New school has been designed to withstand category five cyclones
Red Cross responds to the needs of quake-affected families in Philippines as aftershocks continue
17 February 2017

Red Cross responds to the needs of quake-affected families in Philippines as aftershocks continue

More than 16,600 people have been displaced by earthquake in the Philippines
Rebuilding what Winston destroyed
17 February 2017

Rebuilding what Winston destroyed

Fiji Red Cross and the IFRC plan to build 35 core shelters across Fiji
Red Cross respond as Mongolian herders struggle to survive winter Dzud amidst rising livestock deaths
16 February 2017

Red Cross respond as Mongolian herders struggle to survive winter Dzud amidst rising livestock deaths

More than 157,000 people affected by severe winter in Mongolia
Severe snowstorms bring tragedy in Afghanistan and PakistanSevere snowstorms bring tragedy in Afghanistan and Pakistan
9 February 2017

Severe snowstorms bring tragedy in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Up to 3 meters of snow have fallen in different parts of Afghanistan, triggering avalanches that killed dozens
Turning knowledge into habits in rural Bangladesh
8 February 2017

Turning knowledge into habits in rural Bangladesh

Red Crescent started a Community Development Initiative project in Padmapukur to install household latrines, tube wells and provide good personal hygiene practices training to communities in Bangladesh
Helping earthquake survivors recover with dignity
2 February 2017

Helping earthquake survivors recover with dignity

Red Cross led projects help thousands of families improve their economic resilience across the 14 districts that were most severely affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015
Flood affected families in Malaysia face a bleak lunar new year
30 January 2017

Flood affected families in Malaysia face a bleak lunar new year

Hundreds of families remain in evacuation centres as seasonal rains threatens to worsen flooding
Kaikoura Earthquake: Engaging communities through Facebook Live
26 January 2017

Kaikoura Earthquake: Engaging communities through Facebook Live

Red Cross provides best hygiene practices and water and sanitation techniques to communities affected by New Zealand earthquake
Red Cross helps communities prevent water-borne diseases using surveillance mechanism
18 January 2017

Red Cross helps communities prevent water-borne diseases using surveillance mechanism

The Red Cross has distributed nearly 177,000 litres of potable water in typhoon-affected provinces
Fiji Red Cross adopts a holistic approach on hard-hit Koro Island
17 January 2017

Fiji Red Cross adopts a holistic approach on hard-hit Koro Island

Fiji Red Cross has spent the last few months working on Koro, which was hit by both winds and sea surge, resulting in the deaths of six people.
Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons
17 January 2017

Red Cross helps communities fight dengue in the Solomons

Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached over 6,600 people with messaging during the current dengue awareness campaign
Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities
12 January 2017

Thai Red Cross provides relief to the flood-affected communities

More than 1 million people affected by severe flooding in Thailand
Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur
12 January 2017

Octogenarian couple completes house reconstruction in water stricken Rampur

More than 6,000 families have already received the first instalment of a cash grant, enabling them to start work on rebuilding better and safer homes.
Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter
10 January 2017

Traditional Mongolian herder families endure another severe winter

An estimated 157,000 people may be affected by extreme weather conditions this year
Preparing for typhoon season in Micronesia
10 January 2017

Preparing for typhoon season in Micronesia

The Red Cross has enough prepositioned relief items to help support 6,000 people in Micronesia
There is no time to think. You have to move
10 January 2017

There is no time to think. You have to move

Red Cross helps to support refugee families as they rebuild their lives
Inmates find new family with Red Cross
9 January 2017

Inmates find new family with Red Cross

Prison's rehabilitation programme allows inmates to help out at the Red Cross, mostly assisting volunteers with corporate catering.
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