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23 Feb 2017 description

Shelter Objective 1

To ensure the health, safety, security and dignity of girls, boys, women and men affected by hurricane Matthew, through the provision of rapid and targeted shelter and NFI solutions

23 Feb 2017 description

Shelter Objective 1

To ensure the health, safety, security and dignity of girls, boys, women and men affected by hurricane Matthew, through the provision of rapid and targeted shelter and NFI solutions

10 Jan 2017 description
report American Red Cross

January 10, 2017

When a 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, much of the country’s healthcare capacity and infrastructure was destroyed. But over the course of the past seven years, Haiti has made significant strides in rebuilding and expanding its medical capacity, thanks in part to funding from the American Red Cross.

06 Jan 2017 description
report American Red Cross

January 06, 2017

No matter how a flood starts, its consequences are equally dangerous to the people in its path. Most floods are caused by heavy rainfall, storm surges, or insufficient drainage. In Iraq, the global Red Cross Red Crescent network is preparing residents for another type of flood: one resulting from possible collapse of the Mosul dam.

28 Nov 2016 description
report American Red Cross

Hurricane Otto slammed into Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama late last week, damaging homes, roads and bridges and forcing people to leave their homes. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is supporting relief efforts led by the national Red Cross societies in the affected countries along with support and coordination from the American Red Cross, Canadian Red Cross, Italian Red Cross, Spanish Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

21 Oct 2016 description
report American Red Cross

WASHINGTON, D.C. — October 21, 2016 — More than two weeks after Hurricane Matthew began its path of destruction, the American Red Cross has served more than a million meals and snacks, and provided 97,000 overnight shelter stays to people in need, prompting the charity to issue a call for the public’s help.

14 Oct 2016 description
report American Red Cross

A week after Hurricane Matthew made landfall, the American Red Cross continues to work with local and international partners in Haiti to mobilize and deliver critical relief.

“Our hearts go out to the people of Haiti who’ve been so tragically impacted by disaster once again,” said Lesley Schaffer, Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, American Red Cross. “Our most pressing concerns on the ground right now are shelter, clean water, sanitation and stemming the spread of cholera.”

15 Sep 2016 description
report American Red Cross

Typhoon Meranti is sweeping across the Pacific and the Red Cross in Taiwan and Chinese Red Cross are responding.

The typhoon, with strong winds and heavy rain, is considered the strongest storm since 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastating portions of Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines.