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15 Sep 2011 description
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Thursday, September 15, 2011 — The “Lost Boys of Sudan” have some of the most heart-wrenching stories in Africa. Thanks to the Richmond chapter of the American Red Cross, one of the 20,000 boys who were orphaned or estranged from their families during the Sudanese civil war has been reunited with relatives after years of searching.

Manyang was separated from his family at age three. Initially cared for by another Sudanese family, he lived in a refugee camp for 10 years before coming to the United States in 2005 and settling in northern Virginia.

09 Sep 2009 description
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By Abi Weaver, International Communications, American Red Cross

While many global emergencies never make the headlines, the international Red Cross and Red Crescent network continuously works to alleviate the suffering caused by these forgotten disasters.

"Silent crises, like floods, food shortages and disease outbreaks, are slow to make news, but cause significant humanitarian needs," said Tracy Reines, director of the International Response Operations Center with the American Red Cross.

04 Dec 2008 description

Joint News Release WHO/UNICEF/American Red Cross/CDC/UN Foundation


The Eastern Mediterranean region achieves measles goal three years early

ATLANTA/GENEVA/NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Measles deaths worldwide fell by 74% between 2000 and 2007, from an estimated 750 000 to 197 000.

26 Sep 2007 description
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WASHINGTON, DC, September 26, 2007 - The American Red Cross is supporting three relief workers who are joining the international response to flooding in Africa. Extremely heavy rains and flooding have affected more than 1.5 million people in at least 18 countries, driving thousands from their homes, destroying crops and displacing livestock.

21 Sep 2007 description
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Using materials available locally, Red Cross and Red Crescent workers constructed emergency shelters to house thousands who lost their homes to flooding.

By Michael Oko, Communication Officer, American Red Cross

The rains in Sudan fell earlier and more heavily than usual this year, drenching the land and leading to severe flooding across the country.

21 Jun 2006 description
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Kelly Hurd , Special to RedCross.org

29 Jun 2004 description
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Written by Lesly Hallman, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

30 Aug 2001 description
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Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, RedCross.org

20 Apr 2000 description
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Millions Suffering From Hunger in Drought-Affected Horn of Africa Region