Red Cross

Woodstock fire displaces more than 30 families

×<p>Woodstock fire displaces more than 30 families<p>WOODSTOCK — A massive fire broke out just after 3 a.m. Saturday at an apartment building in northwest …

Homegrown technology is being used to help millions at risk from a devastating famine in Africa

Two weeks ago, in Stockholm, Mohammed Omer and four of his friends gathered to talk about the biting drought ravaging their home country, Somalia. Beyond donating funds, the tech developers and social activists came together to discuss ideas to assist those in need of immediate relief. Eventually, …

Africa

World has just months to stop starvation in Yemen, Somalia: Red Cross

| GENEVA<p>The world has got three to four months to save millions of people in Yemen and Somalia from starvation, as war and drought wreck crops and block deliveries of food and medical care, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.<p>The aid agency still needs $300 million to …

Somalia

Red Cross appeal seeks funds for 4 countries facing famine

GENEVA (AP) — The international Red Cross is appealing for $400 million to help millions of people facing famine or the risk of it in four conflict-ridden countries — Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Nigeria.<p>The Geneva-based humanitarian agency said Wednesday it wants a "massive scale-up" in …

Africa

9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia Flow Into Federal Court Under 2016 Law

At least seven lawsuits alleging Saudi government support and funding for the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have landed in federal courts in the six months since Congress opened the door to such litigation over the fierce opposition of former President Barack Obama.<p>A suit consolidating some …

World News

Sandy City teams up with the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign

The week in pictures...

A choice selection of the week’s most striking images from around the world<p>Rafael Nadal (ESP) waits in the tunnel to enter the court for his fourth round match against Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Federer won 6-2, 6-3. Photo Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA …

European News

Red Cross: Syria destruction 'on a scale not seen since Second World War'

The scale of destruction in <b>Syria</b> is on a level not seen since the Second World War, a charity head has said.<p>Red Cross chief executive Mike Adamson …

Syria

Death toll in Madagascar cyclone Enawo rises, thousands displaced

Cyclone Enawo has killed 38 people and injured more than 100 in the drought-stricken island nation. The Red Cross has deployed volunteers to assist the more than 53,000 people displaced by the storm.<p>Officials in Madagascar said late on Friday that a cyclone that wreaked havoc on the island earlier …

News

Land Rover Project Hero: A drone-equipped Discovery could be the ultimate search-and-rescue vehicle

Land Rover may have created a vehicle that can save lives<p>Land Rover and the Austrian Red Cross have teamed up to make a vehicle that could help save …

Drones

Land Rover Built A Drone-Enabled Rescue Vehicle To Help The Red Cross Save Lives

Jaguar Land Rover has been producing rugged and durable vehicles for the British for decades, but the company has really outdone itself. On Tuesday, …

Drones

Land Rover unveils drone-fitted search and rescue vehicle to support Red Cross Red Crescent disaster response | International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

<b>Geneva, 7 March 2017 –</b> Land Rover has debuted ‘Project Hero’, a new Discovery vehicle with a tailor-made communications drone and other specialist …

'I heard her voice and it was like a blow to the heart': Migrants only get 3 minutes to call home — but it can be all they need

Rome (AFP) - After an 11-month journey across desert and sea, Mohamed finally hears his mother's voice once more thanks to a Red Cross camper that travels across Italy to help migrants call home.<p>From the border crossing of Ventimiglia in the country's north to the southern island of Lampedusa, this …

Refugees

Red Cross says 61 houses destroyed, 24 more uninhabitable due to tornado

The Red Cross reports that 162 houses sustained some damage in the tornado Tuesday night that struck Perryville.<p>The assessments found that 61 homes …

St. Louis

Thousands displaced as the battle for Mosul rages

Khazir, Iraq - The Red Cross says five children and two women are being treated for exposure to chemical weapons near the Iraqi city of Mosul. US-backed Iraqi forces are fighting to push ISIL out of the city.<p>Khazir, Iraq - The Red Cross says five children and two women are being treated for …

World News

By the Time Famine is Declared, it’s Already Too Late—and Another Generation is Wounded

The declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan on Feb. 20, the first announcement of its kind in almost six years, is but the beginning of a …

Africa

Red Cross says chemical weapons used near Mosul

Five children and two women are receiving treatment for exposure to chemical agents near the Iraqi city of Mosul, where the Islamic State group is fighting US-backed Iraqi forces, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.<p>The ICRC “condemns in the strongest possible terms …

World News

More civilians flee Mosul as Red Cross condemns ‘chemical attack’

Increasing numbers of civilians are said to be escaping the fighting in Mosul as Iraqi forces try to oust ISIL militants.<p>Meanwhile the US-backed forces say they’ve captured another district in their push towards the city centre.<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross has reported an apparent …

Iraq

Red Cross defends role in Aleppo evacuations after damning UN report

LanguageUndefined The UN report claimed the Aleppo evacuation agreement, overseen by the ICRC, amounted to the 'war crime of forced displacement'

Syria

Yemen food reserves dwindling as war escalates - Red Cross

Yemen has food reserves for only 2-4 months, bringing it to the brink of famine as fighting escalates, a senior official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday on return from the country.<p>Robert Mardini, ICRC regional director for the Middle East, called for the …

Yemen

Yemen conflict: Red Cross appeals for access to key port

<b>Aid workers say fighting in Yemen has made it virtually impossible to ship humanitarian supplies to a key harbour when the country is at risk of famine.</b><p>The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has had to halt deliveries to the Red Sea port of Hudaydah.<p>It said this was partly because it …

Yemen

By the Time We Declare a Famine, It's Already Too Late

The declaration of famine in parts of South Sudan this week, the first announcement of its kind since 2011, is but the beginning of a cascade of …

Africa

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Bodies of more than 70 migrants wash up on Libya's coast

<b>(CNN) —</b> The bodies of 74 migrants have been recovered by the Libyan Red Crescent after washing up on the country's northern coast near the city of Zawiya.<p>Rescuers say a sole survivor was found near a torn rubber dinghy. Volunteers, who responded to a call yesterday morning, say they believe the …

Refugees

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya's western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean, the Libyan Red Crescent said Tuesday — the latest tragedy at sea after migrant deaths rose to record levels along the key smuggling route over the past months.<p>At least 74 bodies …

Trauma

Scores of bodies wash up on Libya beach

Residents of the village of Harcha, outside Zawiya, 45 kilometres from Tripoli, alerted the emergency services after finding a wrecked boat on the …

Refugees

Bodies of 74 Migrants Wash Ashore in Libya

The sea continued to claim the lives of migrants desperate for better lives, with 74 bodies washing ashore in Libya.<p>Mohammed al-Misrati, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the human remains would be taken to a cemetery for unidentified people in …

Refugees

Ex-Guantanamo detainee yearns to return to his cell

A man who was a Guantanamo prisoner for eight years wants to return to his cell at the U.S. detention facility in Cuba, it was reported Saturday.<p>Hedi Hammami, 47, tells The New York Times that he wants to go back because there is no future for him in Tunisia.<p>“It would be better for me to go back to …

Al-Qaeda

Widespread deaths among livestock in Mongolia after second big freeze

Tens of thousands of nomadic herders in Mongolia face hunger and the loss of their livelihoods, the Red Cross warned on Thursday, as temperatures …

Climate