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2 million in need of aid after Iran floods – Red Crescent

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years'

IRAN FLOODS. Barricades are set up to contain water in a flooded street in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, on April 10, 2019. Photo by atta Kenar/AFP

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo 'spreading faster' – Red Cross

Apr 12, 2019 - 1:46 PM

The latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 700 people

EBOLA IN CONGO. In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, a health worker wears protective equipment as he looks on at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - on May 12, 2018, which has sealed off a ward to diagnose suspected Ebola patients and provide treatment. Photo by Mark Naftalin/UNICEF/AFP

South Korea rules out flood aid to North Korea

Sep 23, 2016 - 2:30 PM

If Seoul gave any help Kim Jong Un would take all undue credit for it says Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee

#WorldFirstAidDay: First aid for children and by children

Sep 10, 2016 - 4:31 PM

The 2016 theme for World First Aid Day reflects both the reality that today s children face when it comes to the dangers of everyday life as well as our best hope in resolving these problems

WORLD FIRST AID DAY. A Philippine Red Cross (PRC) volunteer demonstrates to children common first aid skills on September 10 at the Manila Ocean Park, where the humanitarian organization is observing the World First Aid Day. Photo by PRC

International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

Apr 26, 2015 - 2:00 AM

Aid organizations responding to the emergency struggle to assess the needs with communications cut off around the Himalayan nation

Red Cross nurse dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

Jan 16, 2015 - 10:22 AM

The Red Cross is carrying out an investigation to determine how and where he became infected with 29 people who had contact with him being monitored for symptoms of the disease

300,000 still homeless after Typhoon Bopha: IFRC

Dec 21, 2012 - 10:21 PM

IFRC said urgent humanitarian assistance is needed to help those affected by Typhoon Bopha

Fund for .5-M Sendong victims needs P1-B more

Feb 04, 2012 - 11:27 PM

Despite the global economic crisis there is optimism that enough funds can be generated

Red Cross calls for USD 2.8-M to help Sendong survivors

Dec 21, 2011 - 6:51 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent IFRC Societies issued an appeal on Wednesday December 20 for USD 2 8 million to help the Philippine Red Cross in delivering assistance to 25 000 people who have been severely affected by Typhoon Sendong