Red Cross

Second wave of Island firefighters joins Interior fray

As Premier John Horgan extends B.C.’s wildfire state of emergency by two weeks, Island firefighters continue to help keep flames away from homes and …

Fire Fighting

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The Red Cross and the Holocaust

By the eve of World War II, the International Committee of the Red Cross had reshaped the landscape of humanitarianism. Founded in 1863 by Henry Dunant, a Swiss businessman appalled by the carnage he saw on an Italian battlefield, the organization had made itself the central player in the modern …

Opinion

Int'l Red Cross to conduct anti-flood training for N. Korean residents

SEOUL, July 18 (Yonhap) -- The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) will conduct anti-disaster training next month for North Korean residents …

North Korea

Mother accused of murdering toddler told Red Cross she was 'in a better place', court hears

The mother of a toddler who disappeared from New South Wale's Hunter Valley 16 years ago told the Red Cross she was "in a better place" with people …

Crime

South Korea seeks rare talks with North to ease military tensions

Seoul’s defence ministry wants to reboot moribund diplomacy as Red Cross renews attempts to reunite Korean families<p>South Korea has offered to hold rare military talks with the North to ease tensions after Pyongyang’s first intercontinental ballistic missile test earlier this month.<p>Monday’s offer, …

North Korea

B.C. wildfire: Exhausted evacuees make their way to Kamloops, more centres open

As multiple wildfires continue to consume the province, close to 40,000 people have been forced out of their homes.<p>One of the latest evacuations …

Salvation Army

Woman, 61, dies after facing difficulties while swimming

A 61-year-old woman from Mellieħa died after facing difficulties while swimming at Mistra this afternoon.<p>The police said the woman was given first …

Malta

American Red Cross Medical Director Kills Girlfriend, Baby and Himself in Apparent Murder-Suicide

A Las Vegas father killed his girlfriend and their 11-month-old son before turning the gun on himself in an apparent double murder-suicide several …

Crime

American Red Cross doctor suspected of killing family in murder-suicide

The man police say is responsible for killing his wife, son, and dog in an apparent murder-suicide has been identified as the medical director of the Nevada American Red Cross.<p>The bodies of Dr. John Lunetta, his wife, Karen Jackson, and his son who was one day away from his first birthday were …

Crime

B.C. wildfire evacuees question delays in relief money

"That could be three to four days. I said that's not what immediate means. Immediate means now."

Christy Clark

Red Cross sends Saskatchewan worker to help B.C. wildfire evacuees

After working closely with the Red Cross during the 2015 Fort McMurray wildfire response, Georgiana Schuring was inspired to hang up her government …

Canadian News

Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Reaches Grim Milestone

The situation is spiraling out of control, says the International Committee of the Red Cross.<p>A deadly cholera outbreak that has plagued Yemen since last year reached a grim milestone on Sunday as the number of suspected cases surpassed more than 300,000.<p>More than 1,700 people in the war-torn …

Public Health

Ready for evacuation? How to prepare and where to get information on when to leave

At least 14,000 people have already been evacuated but many more are on alert, waiting for news as hundreds of fires rage in the B.C. interior.<p>Anyone …

Canadian News

Red Cross: 300,000 Contract Cholera in 10 Weeks in Yemen

Over 300,000 people in Yemen have contracted cholera in Yemen over the past ten weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced Monday. The disease is “spiral[ing] out of control” through the war-torn nation, ICRC officials said. On June 24, when approximately 200,000 people …

Cholera

Suspected Cholera Cases Pass 300,000 In Yemen, Red Cross Says

The cholera outbreak in Yemen marked a grim milestone Monday, as the International Committee of the Red Cross announced there are now more than 300,000 suspected cases of the disease in the country.<p>The epidemic has claimed more than 1,600 lives in roughly 10 weeks and "continues to spiral out of …

News

Most Residents Displaced by Oakland Fire Allowed to Return Sunday

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The majority of the 700 to 900 people displaced by the four-alarm fire at an Oakland construction site Friday should be able to go …

Oakland

Three men gored in opening bull run in Pamplona

Three men were gored during the opening run of Pamplona’s bull-running festival, the Red Cross said on Friday, with one other reported injury during the 875-metre run through the northern Spanish city.<p>One of the men was caught by a bull’s horns in the thorax and one in the scrotum, the Red Cross …

Spain

Red Cross says blood donations urgently needed amid shortage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The American Red Cross says its blood supply is facing a serious shortage after receiving fewer donations than expected in …

Salt Lake City

Book Review: Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity by Jeremy J. Schmidt

<i>In</i> <b>Water: Abundance, Scarcity and Security in the Age of Humanity</b><i>,</i> <b>Jeremy J. Schmidt</b> <i>details the intellectual history of US water management philosophy,</i> …

UK Universities

Humanity under attack in Mosul, Red Cross says

<b>The fog of war once again begins to sweep over Mosul General Hospital, with an announcement that crackles out of the loudspeakers.</b><p>An urgent, desperate warning repeated over and over again: "Mass casualty, mass casualty."<p>The latest civilian victims of the chaos in Mosul are on their way here. …

Syria

Children’s Hospital LA Critically Low On Blood

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> – The blood supply at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has reached critically low levels, hospital officials said …

Children's Hospital

After the Outrage

The Red Cross poster fracas was more than just another one-off outrage of the day.Margaret Sawyer Margaret Sawyer spent part of last summer driving …

Racism

15 Vintage Studio Photos Show Strange and Stylish Women's War Fashion from World War II

In World War II, women in Allied countries served their nations in numerous roles, both on the homefront and in the theatres of war.<p>According to …

Military History

This migrant filmed his Mediterranean crossing – and barely survived

<b><br>Moroccan Ahmed al-Ghazali had lived in Tripoli for 20 years, most recently working in a hair salon. But as Libya became increasingly dangerous, he and his family decided to try to get to Europe. He describes the crossing that almost killed him.</b><p>I lived in Tripoli with my wife and my two daughters, …

Refugees

Italy threatens to block NGO migrant rescues

“The idea of blocking humanitarian ships flying foreign flags from returning to Italian ports has been discussed. Italy has reached saturation …

Migration

Red Cross worker shot dead in Central African Republic

ACCRA (Reuters) - An unidentified armed group in Central African Republic shot and killed a Red Cross worker in a town where more than 100 people have died in militia attacks in recent weeks, the Red Cross said on Monday.<p>Joachim Ali, a Red Cross volunteer in the diamond-mining town of Bangassou in …

Africa

Red Cross Worker Shot Dead in Central African Republic

An unidentified armed group in Central African Republic shot and killed a Red Cross worker in a town where more than 100 people have died in militia …

Central African Republic

Ebola burial teams saved thousands of lives

A new study, reviewing the actions taken in response to the 2014-2015 West African Ebola crisis, has found the burial practices conducted by medical …

Disease

Ebola virus burial teams 'saved thousands of lives'

<b>They were ordinary people doing an extraordinary job in extremely dangerous times.</b><p>Now new research suggests Red Cross volunteers who helped bury most of the bodies of Ebola victims in West Africa could have prevented more than 10,000 cases of the deadly disease.<p>More than 28,000 people were infected …

Disease