Red Cross

After years and continents apart, Red Cross helps reconnect family separated by conflict

Mary Akon Akech Thiek's story is the same for thousands of people across the world who have their lives torn apart by conflict.<p>She was born in Sudan, …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Stop Sending Food And Money, These Refugees Need Fidget Spinners!

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Fidget Spinner

Red Cross issues urgent plea for O-type blood

Australians with O-type blood have been urged to make a blood donation with reserves falling to just two days' supply.<p>Australian Red Cross Blood …

Diabetes

Red Cross Blood Service needs thousands of donors to avoid shortage

The Red Cross needs 8000 donors within two weeks to prevent a nationwide shortage.

Brisbane

Somalia humanitarian crisis: Red Cross seeks $92 mn as aid to tackle unfolding situation

<b>Narobi:</b> The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Friday appealed for $92 million to alleviate the unfolding humanitarian crisis in …

Refugees

Red cross raises alarm over Gaza electricity crisis

The International Committee of the Red Cross has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis due to prolonged power outages in the Gaza Strip.

Iran

6 dead in ISIS attack on TV station in Afghanistan

<b>Kabul (CNN) —</b> ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in eastern Afghanistan that left at least six people dead.<p>Security forces called to Radio Television Afghanistan in the city of Jalalabad were drawn into a long gun battle with the attackers.<p>Four employees of the TV …

World News

Aid workers given highest nursing honour

Sydney nurse Catherine Salmon has taken bullets out of patients' chests in hostile war zones and treated refugees fleeing Syria, but says it's the …

South Sudan

Red Cross finds 115 dead in CAR town

The Red Cross in Central African Republic says at least 115 people have been killed and more than 50 injured in several days of attacks in the …

Red Cross finds 115 bodies in CAR diamond-mining town

DAKAR (Reuters) - Red Cross workers have found 115 bodies in Central African Republic's diamond-mining town of Bangassou after several days of militia attacks, the president of the aid group's local branch said on Wednesday.<p>The battle for control of the town marks a new escalation in a conflict …

News

180 died of cholera in Yemen, Red Cross

Cholera has killed at least 180 people in Yemen in recent weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday, a day after …

Middle East

4 Red Cross employees abducted in central Mali

Red Cross says 4 of its employees are kidnapped in central Mali.

Africa

Why the CEO of San Diego's Red Cross is sleeping in a shipping container

After five straight mornings of waking up inside a shipping container, Bill Earley was tired Saturday.<p>But the man who heads the American Red Cross of …

California

Flood waters on the wane in Quebec; advisories lifted in some B.C regions

Residents in flood-weary Quebec and British Columbia had reason for cautious optimism on Saturday as flood waters appeared to be retreating from …

Canada

Residents organize charity dance jam, dinner to benefit flood victims

Volunteers from all over Quebec stepping in to help their neighbours<p>Over the past week, volunteers spent countless hours filling, delivering and …

Canada

Ottawa’s bill for disaster relief soars as frequency, severity of calamities escalate

GATINEAU, Que. – The increasing number and intensity of natural disasters in Canada pushed Ottawa’s bills for federal help to $360 million a year …

Canadian News

10 best logos ever

A logo design, as any visual identity specialist will tell you, is only a small part of the branding package. Yet to the rest of us – those outside …

Identity

Humane and intimate, how the Red Cross helped families trace the fates of WW2 soldiers

Private Rawson’s mother first contacted the Red Cross in early April 1942, six weeks after her son was captured by the Japanese at the fall of …

University of Melbourne

Red Cross chief urges Myanmar to allow more access to conflict areas

| YANGON<p>The International Committee of the Red Cross has asked Myanmar to let aid workers get access to people caught up in conflicts that have displaced tens of thousands despite a transition that brought Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to power.<p>Authorities have blocked the ICRC from areas under …

World News

Telstra 4G used in disaster management drone trial

Queensland's local government association is trialling beyond-line-of-sight drone technology for use during natural disasters, using Telstra's 4G …

Drones

Economic impact of Zika outbreak could exceed $18B in Latin America, Caribbean

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School estimate that the social and economic impacts of the recent Zika virus outbreak in Latin …

Viruses

DA: 1 dead in Muhlenberg Twp. shooting; suspect in custody

Crime

From algorithms to virtual reality, innovations help reduce disaster risks and climate impacts

(Courtesy of Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre)<p>Natural disasters such as floods and droughts disproportionally affect the poor and vulnerable …

Climate

Donations Are Being Accepted To Help Flood Victims In Arkansas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Donations are being accepted to assist victims of the recent widespread flooding in Arkansas.<p><i>THIS IS FROM OUR</i> …

Quebec pledges $500K for flood victims as water levels expected to drop

Montreal, Laval among municipalities in state of emergency as hundreds of military troops aid relief efforts<p>Amid news that levels in Quebec's …

Canada

Where to go for help during the 2017 floods

Hundreds have been displaced as flood waters rise on the Ottawa River<p>As flooding continues to seriously affect communities throughout eastern Ontario …

Work from Home

Ottawa-Gatineau flooding: How you can help

Information for Ottawa, Gatineau and Clarence-Rockland<p>Looking to lend a hand to residents in need in Ottawa, Gatineau or Clarence-Rockland? Here's …

Canada

Red Cross thankful for loyal donors after data breach

After 1.74GB of donor data was leaked last year, the Australia Red Cross has said its donors were forgiving but are well aware they may not be so …

Identity Theft

Mormon church makes $1.5M donation to Red Cross, joins agency’s disaster program

The LDS Church has made a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross, helping it "respond immediately to the needs of individuals and families …

Salt Lake City

As an NHS doctor, it’s my public duty to vote Labour

Austerity has been built on the graves of tens of thousands of people. Yet the Conservatives remain silent about this collateral damage – or even cover it up<p>I cannot put it more bluntly: as a doctor I consider it my public duty to urge votes against the Tories, and votes for Labour. And I’m not …

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