Red Cross

Head of Chicago Red Cross heading to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

The Chicago chapter of the Red Cross is sending more than just supplies to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreak

CAIRO (AP) — An international aid group says 1 million people in three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases because of the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels.<p>The International Committee of the …

News

Iran Turned Down The Humanitarian Aid Offered By Israel

“Love your enemies,” as it is written in the Scripture. This was observed by Israel when it offered humanitarian aid to Iran, which was turned down …

Israel

Red Cross, SDSU team up for Aztecs for Life blood drive

San Diego State University and the American Red Cross are partnering for the “Aztecs for Life” blood drive from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 at Viejas …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Iran and Iraq Earthquake: Red Crescent teams provide lifesaving aid

Red Crescent volunteers in Iran and northern Iraq are working around the clock in the aftermath of a devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook …

Daily Travel Tip — The Free First Aid App That Everyone Needs to Download Right Now

Natalie and I just hired a babysitter to watch Jack a few hours a week so that we can get some solid work done. When I asked our (highly recommended) …

First Aid

Red Cross Babysitter Course Ages 11-15 - Fall

<b>Price:</b><p>$55.00 (Standard charge)<p><b>Ages:</b><p>At least 11 but less than 16<p><b>Gender:</b><p>Coed<p><b>Spaces:</b><p>12 openings remaining<p><b>Registration Dates:</b><p>Standard registration opens: …

Canadian University Sports

Aid money: spending every penny wisely

The news that the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) had uncovered fraud in its Ebola operation in West Africa …

European News

Aid enters devastated rebel town near Syria capital: Red Cross

Desperately needed humanitarian assistance entered a besieged rebel-held town near Syria's capital on Sunday, the Red Cross said, in the first aid …

Syria

Korean family reunions: could you wait 67 years to see your family again?

More than 60,000 South Koreans are waiting to reconnect with families they haven't seen since war divided their homeland. But with increased tensions …

North Korea

The Red Cross' Reaction To Twitter's New 280 Character Limit Is Going Viral

"That's still not enough to talk about all the places where civilians are caught in conflict."<p>There have been many humorous reactions to Twitter's …

UNHCR

Asheville Red Cross director returns from Puerto Rico with progress report

A local Red Cross member says progress is palpable in Puerto Rico. But Asheville-Mountain area Red Cross Executive Director Alli Trask adds it will …

Puerto Rico

How To Help Puerto Rico | The View

The Red Cross is mobilizing a massive response to this devastating storm and needs financial donations to be able to provide immediate disaster …

Puerto Rico

U.N. calls for Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations called on the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday to re-open an aid lifeline into Yemen, saying food and medicine imports were vital for 7 million people facing famine in a country that is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis.<p>The Saudi-led military …

Middle East

Red Cross Federation chief vows corruption crackdown

GENEVA (Reuters) - The new president of the world's largest humanitarian network, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), promised on Tuesday to crack down on corruption after a scandal over Ebola funds in West Africa.<p>Francesco Rocca, who headed the Italian Red …

World News

Red Cross: $6 Million Meant to Fight Ebola Was Stolen Through Fraud

TIME Health<p>For more, visit TIME Health.<p>(FREETOWN, Sierra Leone) — Fraud by Red Cross workers and others wasted at least $6 million meant to fight the …

Disease

Report: $6 Million In Ebola Funds Stolen From Red Cross In Fraud Scheme

<b>(CBS Local)</b> — An investigation of the Red Cross has revealed that at least $6 million was stolen from funds and donations meant to help stop an …

Disease

Turkey to continue responding to humanitarian crises

ANTALYA – Anadolu Agency<p>Turkey will remain at the forefront in dealing with humanitarian crises, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu said on …

Turkey

Red Cross: $6 million in Ebola funds went missing from fraud

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Red Cross officials say nearly $6 million meant to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa went missing because of suspected fraud.<p>In one instance, an internal investigation found "likely collusion" between bank employees and former staff of the International Federation …

Disease

Red Cross apologise for losing $5m of Ebola funds to fraud

<b>The Red Cross has confirmed that more than $5m (£3.8m) of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in west Africa.</b><p>Auditors found overpriced supplies, salaries for non-existent aid workers and fake customs bills.<p>The disease, which raged between 2014 and 2016, claimed at …

News

TALES OF COURAGE: What my battle with kidney failure has taught

In Summary<p>I noticed that my urine was orange and then later on I collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.<br>• That’s when the …

Kenya

Cholera risk a 'ticking bomb' for Rohingya refugees

File: In one of the worst refugee crises in decades, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have crammed into makeshift camps in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar …

News (South Africa)

Libyan migrant “prisons”, climate change inequality, and evidence-based aid: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events …

Climate Change

Dutch Red Cross apologises for doing 'little or nothing' to help Jews in WWII

The Dutch Red Cross has issued “deep apologies” after a report it commissioned into its wartime conduct found that it had done “little or nothing” to …

Jewish Culture

MP Apologises For Accusing Red Cross of Wasting Money

Ásmundur Friðriksson, a member of the Icelandic parliament, has apologised for claiming that the Red Cross wasted away money on lawyers who aided …

Dutch Red Cross apologizes for failing to protect Jews from the Nazis

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch Red Cross offered its “deep apologies” for failing to act to protect Jews during World War II following the publication …

Jewish Culture

The Global Geopolitics of Disaster: The Case of the Nepali Floods

The recent onslaught of flooding created by a succession of devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and the U.S. southeast has ever-so-slightly …

Liberal View

Doctor shares cheat sheet for getting the best quality sleep

Want the benefits of a good night's sleep, but feel like you don't have the time?<p>Dr. Ken Redcross said sleep quality is just as important as sleep …

Cheat

Historian: Dutch Red Cross failed to help WWII Jews

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch branch of the Red Cross did "little or nothing" to help Jews persecuted by Nazi occupiers in the Netherlands during World War II or those transported to camps elsewhere in Europe, a historian said Wednesday.<p>The conclusions come in a book by Regina Grueter of the NIOD …

World News

Turkish aid campaigns open doors worldwide

Turkish aid campaigns worldwide will open new doors in political, commercial, and diplomatic ties, as well as human affairs, according to the head of Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).<p>Speaking to Anadolu Agency in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya, Mehmet Gulluoglu said …

Turkey