The Canadian Red Cross in close cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, has developed its CERA Project “Capacity Building for Emergency Response in the Americas”. Three cross-cutting themes have been identified as priorities in the process of strengthening preparedness and response frameworks prior to disasters and emergencies: gender and diversity, protection, and community engagement and accountability.
By Stephanie Murphy, with Dr. Lillian Nyamuda
When faced with the challenge of reaching people in remote communities sometimes the best option is also low-tech. Here’s how the Red Cross is delivering healthcare in South Sudan, with the help of bicycles.
TORONTO | 17 octobre 2016
En collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge française, la Croix-Rouge canadienne a déployé sa clinique de campagne en Haïti pour venir en aide à plusieurs collectivités touchées par l’ouragan Matthew. L’équipe accompagnant la clinique travaillera de concert avec le ministère de la Santé publique d’Haïti et la Croix-Rouge haïtienne.
The Canadian Red Cross has deployed its Emergency Health Clinic in a joint effort with the French Red Cross, to help support several communities in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. The Emergency Health Clinic team will work in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Health and the Haitian Red Cross.
Health services will be provided through a mobile clinic, bringing care to hard-to-reach communities where health posts have been damaged or destroyed. The mobile clinic will provide:
When a disaster or emergency occurs, the Canadian Red Cross works closely with government, local community leaders and other organizations to ensure funds are used efficiently and to avoid duplicating efforts. This includes providing financial support to other organizations.