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6 December 2016

Healing minds and coping with crisis: Thai Red Cross rolls out psychosocial support training for Migrants

Thai Red Cross’ Relief and Community Health Bureau aims to further develop the curriculum and handbook for psychosocial support training
Red Cross Red Crescent national societies join forces to fight vector-borne diseases in South Asia
2 December 2016

Red Cross Red Crescent national societies join forces to fight vector-borne diseases in South Asia

Workshop focuses on improving participants' knowledge around vector-borne diseases and exploring solutions to issues faced by health workers
Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes
29 November 2016

Keeping Nepal’s children safe from earthquakes

Nepal Red cross aims to provide safe buildings for quake-affected children to study in
Kiribati grandmother gets her first ever toilet
29 November 2016

Kiribati grandmother gets her first ever toilet

Red Cross aims to build 120 toilets in the cramped community of Betio by 2017
Red Cross offers lifeline for New Zealanders still cut off after quake
28 November 2016

Red Cross offers lifeline for New Zealanders still cut off after quake

Biddy and Bill Getz have been sleeping in a car ever since the 7.8 magnitude quake struck New Zealand in the early hours of 14 November.
IFRC President Konoé calls for increased cooperation on tackling disasters and strengthening community resilience during Lao PDR visit
24 November 2016

IFRC President Konoé calls for increased cooperation on tackling disasters and strengthening community resilience during Lao PDR visit

President's visit reaffirmed the IFRC’s commitment to supporting Lao Red Cross in its efforts to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.
Partnering up to make the streets safer in Thailand
22 November 2016

Partnering up to make the streets safer in Thailand

The Red Cross and Grab Taxi have partnered in Southeast Asia to promote road safety
IFRC President congratulates Viet Nam Red Cross Society for 70 years of humanitarian excellence
21 November 2016

IFRC President congratulates Viet Nam Red Cross Society for 70 years of humanitarian excellence

The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Mr. Tadateru Konoé, has congratulated the Viet Nam Red Cross Society for its 70 years of humanitarian service.
Delivering hope in Kaikoura
19 November 2016

Delivering hope in Kaikoura

It's 8.30pm, light is fading across the hills, and Red Cross volunteers Doug Winter and Braidy Love are navigating the cracked roads around Kaikoura.
Reaching out in Kaikoura
19 November 2016

Reaching out in Kaikoura

Almost a week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake cut off Kaikoura, Red Cross teams are working to ensure everyone in the town has the support they need.
Thai Red Cross equips Burmese migrant workers with life-saving techniques
15 November 2016

Thai Red Cross equips Burmese migrant workers with life-saving techniques

The Red Cross has already trained about 70 Burmese and 30 Thai domestic workers, providing them with skills to provide initial and timely assistance to a victim before emergency help arrives
Red Cross responds after massive earthquakes strike New Zealand
15 November 2016

Red Cross responds after massive earthquakes strike New Zealand

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake in New Zealand kills two, damages roads and cuts off access to the town of Kaikoura
Living on dangerous lands
14 November 2016

Living on dangerous lands

Millions of people in Bangladesh are left homeless each year due to seasonal flooding and river erosion
2016-2017 Cyclone Season predicted to be “average”
14 November 2016

2016-2017 Cyclone Season predicted to be “average”

Tropical cyclones this season predicted to be be more linear than last season
Fiji Red Cross’s first ever spring water protection project
11 November 2016

Fiji Red Cross’s first ever spring water protection project

1,200 people from four illages in Fiji to benefit from the spring water protection project
Korean Red Cross hosts disaster risk management training for local governments and disaster risk management practitioners
11 November 2016

Korean Red Cross hosts disaster risk management training for local governments and disaster risk management practitioners

Around 50 participants from local governments, community service centers, and Korean Red Cross staff members associated with disaster risk management took part in the training.
Putting words into action: Red Cross Red Crescent highlights its priorities in Asia Pacific during AMCDRR 2016
10 November 2016

Putting words into action: Red Cross Red Crescent highlights its priorities in Asia Pacific during AMCDRR 2016

Red Cross Red Crescent representatives gather in Delhi for 7th AMCDRR
Red Cross tackles dengue outbreak in Solomon Islands
9 November 2016

Red Cross tackles dengue outbreak in Solomon Islands

The IFRC releases 70,000 Swiss Francs from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund to enable the Solomon Islands Red Cross to respond to the dengue outbreak
Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam
8 November 2016

Red Cross responds to severe flooding in Vietnam

Severe floods inundate more than 20,000 houses and swept away thousands of livestock in Vietnam
A knock on the door saves lives but heralds tragedy
4 November 2016

A knock on the door saves lives but heralds tragedy

A massive reconstruction effort is underway to rebuild entire communities affected by flooding in DPRK before winter sets in
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