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02 Jun 2017 description
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It is dawn in Peru, but Andres Medina has been awake for hours. He and his fellow Red Cross volunteers are gearing up for a busy day of delivering aid to people impacted by heavy floods. They know what’s needed, and where they’re going. They don’t know when they’ll sleep next; but sleep-they figure-can wait.

“That’s the way it is, the emergency does not follow working hours,” says Andres.

23 Apr 2014 description
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The approaching 2014 rainy season in Haiti and the Dominican Republic could mean an increase in the threat of waterborne illnesses such as cholera, and the American Red Cross continues its efforts fighting the disease in the region.

17 Nov 2013 description
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Additional $5 million is Latest Donation for Red Cross Work in the Philippines

The American Red Cross today committed an additional $5 million to support the global Red Cross response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, bringing the total to $11 million to date.

The $11 million in funding will be used to purchase and distribute relief items such as food, blankets, hygiene kits, and mosquito nets and to provide cash grants for use when markets begin functioning normally.

14 Nov 2013 description
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The American Red Cross today announced an initial contribution of $6 million in support of the global Red Cross response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. These funds will be used to distribute relief items, repair and rebuild shelters, provide healthcare and ensure access to clean water and sanitation systems.

09 Mar 2012 description
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The Red Cross Response

Japan is an earthquake-prone country that was well prepared for disaster, with tsunami early warning systems and community disaster drills in place before the earthquake and tsunami struck. This foresight and investment in preparedness did, in fact, save hundreds of thousands of lives. However, the massive wave’s impact was greater than anything previously imagined, killing an estimated 19,000 people. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless and lives were changed forever.

Providing Critical Emergency Services and Shelter

10 Jan 2012 description
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Additional $3.6 million given to support Project Medishare program in Port-au-Prince

WASHINGTON, Friday, January 06, 2012 — The American Red Cross has committed an additional $3.6 million to underwrite operating expenses at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Critical Care Trauma and Rehabilitation Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This increases the total funding of the hospital to $8.6 million since the earthquake struck. The funding will support services until December 2012.

09 Jan 2012 description
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$5.5 million committed to facility built by Partners in Health and Haitian Ministry

National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org

Contact: Public Affairs Desk
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Phone: (202) 303-5551

16 Dec 2011 description
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Friday, December 16, 2011 — Since 2009, massive, widespread drought has plagued the Horn of Africa region, bringing intense suffering to areas of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Djibouti and affecting more than 13 million people. Although seasonal rains have returned to the region, flooding and security issues hamper humanitarian operations in the region.

28 Oct 2011 description
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Friday, October 28, 2011 — The deadly earthquake in Turkey and devastating floods and landslides in Central America have affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and Red Cross and Red Crescent workers are responding with emergency relief assistance. The American Red Cross is providing support to the relief efforts in both disasters.

08 Sep 2011 description
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By Francis Markus in Ishinomaki, Japan

Thursday, September 08, 2011 — In the six months since the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, donations to the American Red have helped the Japanese Red Cross meet the emergency and longer-term needs of families living in evacuation centers and temporary housing.

The American Red Cross has contributed nearly $260 million to Japan’s recovery since the March 11 disaster.

10 May 2011 description
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Support for Japan earthquake and tsunami response and recovery now $133 million

National Headquarters 2025 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20006 www.redcross.org

Contact: Public Affairs Desk FOR MEDIA ONLY media@usa.redcross.org Phone: (202) 303-5551

17 Dec 2010 description
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National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org

Contact: Julie Sell
Spokesperson, - Haiti Delegation
American Red Cross
sellj@usa.redcross.org

02 Dec 2010 description
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National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org

Contact: Julie Sell
Spokesperson, - Haiti Delegation
American Red Cross
sellj@usa.redcross.org

16 Nov 2010 description
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - The January earthquake not only left thousands of newly disabled Haitians without legs and arms, it also completely destroyed one of the most important rehabilitation clinics in Haiti designed to provide long-term specialized care. Currently there are an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 amputees in need of professional care.

05 Oct 2010 description
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Tuesday, October 05, 2010 - The American Red Cross has increased its contribution by $100,000 to relief efforts in Mexico, where record rainfall has devastated the country's southern states, causing deadly landslides and leaving some areas under water. This contribution raises the total American Red Cross support for the flood response to $200,000.

The Mexican government has already declared a state of disaster in Veracruz. Officials estimate as many as 100,000 families have been affected, and as the rain and flooding continues, the damage may worsen in some already inundated areas.

10 Mar 2010 description
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WASHINGTON, Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - The American Red Cross today announced it is allocating an additional $24.4 million for Haiti earthquake relief and recovery, increasing its total commitment to date to $106.4 million.

The Red Cross made its funding announcement the same day that Haitian President Rene Preval is visiting the White House to discuss the urgent need for more aid from the international community to help that island nation recover from the January 12th earthquake.

The latest allocation of funds by the American Red Cross includes $16.1 million to support the …

27 Feb 2010 description
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Commits Initial $50,000 to Chile Relief and Prepares for Tsunami in Hawaii

National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org

21 Jan 2010 description
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Generous donations to the American Red Cross are critical to relief efforts in Haiti.

National Headquarters
2025 E Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006
www.redcross.org

Contact: Public Affairs Desk
FOR MEDIA ONLY
media@usa.redcross.org

14 Jan 2010 description
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Priority needs are food, water, shelter, medical help

13 Jan 2010 description
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WASHINGTON, Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The American Red Cross is sending money, supplies and staff to Haiti to support relief efforts there after yesterday's earthquake, which caused catastrophic damage and loss of life.

According to reports, as many as three million people may have been affected by the quake, which collapsed government buildings and caused major damage to hospitals in the area.

The Red Cross is contributing an initial $1 million from the International Response Fund to support the relief operation, and has opened its warehouse in Panama to provide …