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.
VICTORIA, BC - Feb 18, 2016: - Jean McRae – Executive Director, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria; Kimberley Nemrava – Vice-President, Canadian Red Cross B.C. & Yukon; and Patricia Jelinski - Chief Executive Officer, United Way Greater Victoria jointly announced their plans to welcome up to 290 government-assisted Syrian refugees to Greater Victoria by the end of February and thanked the community for their generous support.
La Croix-Rouge canadienne se tient prête à épauler le gouvernement du Canada et à soutenir les 25 000 réfugiés syriens qui entameront une nouvelle vie au Canada. L’organisme a déjà participé à l’accueil de réfugiés dans le passé. Il a la capacité de prêter assistance alors que le Canada ouvre ses portes et offre un refuge aux familles contraintes de fuir la violence et l’instabilité qui règnent dans leur pays.
The Canadian Red Cross is positioned to assist the Government of Canada in supporting 25,000 Syrian refugees starting their new lives in Canada. The Red Cross has experience with refugee arrivals and is well-equipped to assist as Canada offers sanctuary to families forced to flee violence and instability.
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Ten thousand cots and blankets (20,000 total items) are being shipped by the Canadian Red Cross to support German Red Cross efforts providing assistance to refugees in camps and reception centres in Germany.
La Croix-Rouge canadienne envoie des lits de camp et des couvertures pour soutenir les opérations d’aide aux réfugiés de la Croix-Rouge allemande
La Croix-Rouge canadienne a dépêché 10 000 lits de camp et couvertures (soit 20 000 articles en tout) afin de soutenir les opérations menées par la Croix-Rouge allemande dans les divers camps et centres d’accueil qui offrent des secours aux réfugiés en Allemagne.
The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is very vulnerable to natural disasters, especially cyclones and floods, as it is a coastal region. As a matter of fact, it has the longest coast line on the Eastern coast and an overall second largest coastline of India which is more vulnerable to cyclones as compared to the Western coast.
Montréal, 8 janvier 2015 – Le 12 janvier 2010, Haïti était secouée par un tremblement de terre dont les conséquences allaient profondément toucher la population, et ce, pendant des années. « Cinq ans plus tard, le bilan de ce qui a été fait grâce au soutien des donateurs, des entreprises, des gouvernements provinciaux et du gouvernement du Canada est impressionnant.
Montreal, January 8, 2015 – It has been five years since an earthquake devastated Haiti, leading to the largest single country response in Red Cross history. While much progress has been made following the disaster on January 12, 2010, the Canadian Red Cross continues its long-term recovery efforts to help Haitians rebuild and strengthen their communities. “Five years later, the record of what has been achieved through the support of individual donors, companies, provincial governments and the Government of Canada is impressive.
This report provides an overview of the achievements and key lessons of the Canadian Red Cross response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is not meant to provide detailed information about individual programs, but rather showcases the difference that the Canadian Red Cross programs have made to the recovery and development of communities and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the affected countries.
TORONTO – Dec. 8, 2014 – With the support of the Canadian Red Cross, the Philippine Red Cross is better prepared to provide relief to communities affected by Typhoon Hagupit, which made landfall on the weekend. While the extent of damage has not yet fully been realized as emergency responders work around the clock to access remote communities, the Philippines is also bracing for potential flooding caused by the tropical storm.
Ottawa, le 7 octobre 2014 – La Croix-Rouge canadienne est ravie d’annoncer que neuf institutions financières au Canada acceptent désormais des dons en argent destinés à appuyer les efforts déployés par la Croix-Rouge pour endiguer la flambée d’Ebola qui sévit en Afrique de l’Ouest.
Following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Chile on April 1, 2014, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies mobilized its Regional Response Unit (RRU) for the first time. Bringing together expertise from Red Cross National Societies, including the Canadian Red Cross, the unit provided support for the emotional and psychological needs of those affected and helps build the capacity of Chilean Red Cross volunteers so they can continue to provide psychosocial support to communities in the future.
(Ottawa, May 8, 2014) Six months on from the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines, millions of people remain in a precarious situation. The Canadian Red Cross is committed to supporting long-term needs of survivors and will work alongside Red Cross partners in undertaking a holistic and integrated approach to the recovery operation.
Guinea has been hit by an Ebola outbreak, an infectious and contagious disease that is spread through contact with an infected person’s or animal’s secretions, such as saliva, or blood. According to the Ministry of Health, the first suspected cases were registered in early February. As of March 27, the deadly haemorrhagic fever had claimed the lives of 66 people out of 103 cases reported across the country.