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Syria

Are the laws of war working in Syria?

The conflict that caused the largest refugee crisis since WWII and killed over 400,000 people has been littered with violations of international humanitarian law (IHL). In the last few weeks, the...

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A matchmaker for refugees and interpreters

Red Cross will support the development of a new web platform designed to connect refugees and asylum seekers with interpreters The new Interpreter Central website will enables caseworkers and clients...

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Samoa

Cyclone Amos brings torrential rain to Samoa

Red Cross has relief supplies and emergency teams in place as Cyclone Amos sweeps through Samoa. Reports of flooded roads and fallen trees are emerging as Cyclone Amos brings torrential rain to...

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Fiji

Tools, tarps and ingenuity

Families in Fiji are starting to rebuild their homes after Cyclone Winston, with a little help from Red Cross. Their four-bedroom house is no longer recognisable, little more than a pile of twisted...

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Fiji

Fiji lashed by its strongest ever tropical cyclone

As Cyclone Winston moves away from Fiji, Red Cross teams are assessing the damage and supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres. Cyclone Winston has left Fiji in a state of emergency after...

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Tonga + 1 more

Cyclone Winston's u-turn back to Tonga and Fiji

After causing floods and wild winds in Tonga, Cyclone Winston is heading back to the Vava'u islands for a second pass before tracking towards Suva. Red Cross volunteers are bracing for the second...

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Needs of migrants high on humanitarian agenda

The needs, rights and dignity of world's migrants has been on the agenda at a high-level humanitarian meeting in Geneva this month. The 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red...

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Nepal

The women rebuilding Nepal

Despite labour shortages, communities devastated by the April earthquakes continue to rebuild. While the world's attention continues to focus on Syria and the global refugee crisis, the monsoon...

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The cost of being a humanitarian

Is it a dangerous time to be a humanitarian? There are disturbing reports of humanitarian actors being shot at while they work and chased out of the places where they are most needed. Four aid...

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Myanmar

Myanmar flood emergency far from over

As food shortages and health threats loom, Red Cross is stepping up its support for those hit hardest by the floods. Myanmar Red Cross Society is scaling up its response to the ongoing flood crisis...

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