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Gail, Janet and Craig Streaming Live at 2pm

As September comes to a close, so does National Preparedness Month. To commemorate a successful month and to provide vision to continuing preparedness efforts, we’re hosting an event at our National Headquarters today! And it will be streamed live! Is your computer ready for all of this live preparedness goodness? Department of Homeland Security (DHS) [...]

Typhoon (Ondoy) Ketsana in Philippines and Vietnam

Three things: All you social web minded people blew me away yesterday with your Twitter organizing. We want to give you an update on the situation in the Philippines. We want to let you know that the same typhoon is expected to make landfall in Vietnam today. The American Red Cross is monitoring the situation [...]

Disaster Technology and Gadgets

We have a wonderfully bloggy volunteer named Danelle doing great work to support the needs of people affected by flooding in Atlanta, GA. The below is a post put together by Danelle – it explains the cool new(ish) gadgets our volunteers use to conduct Disaster Assessment. Danelle is also posting her volunteer journey on her [...]

Monsoon in Philippines

While we’re still responding to the intense flooding in the southeast United States, a monsoon has affected the Philippines. As always, please stay tuned to the Disaster Online Newsroom for info about both flooding incidents and please follow us on Twitter @RedCross. NOTE: We are still waiting to hear if our sister society needs our [...]

Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Worldwide Wednesday Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you… [The place names link to maps so that you can get a quick idea of the region.] VIETNAM: The Vietnam Red Cross Society becomes the most recent country to [...]

Flooding in GA

Looking for info about what the Red Cross is doing for the victims of the flooding in Georgia? Follow us on Twitter Donate Text2Help (send a $5 donation by texting the word GIVE to 24357)

On the road again in Sichuan, China

Ramsey Rayyis, our regional representative based in Beijing, recently wrote about his travels in the remote areas of northern Sichuan and how the Red Cross continues to help families recover from the May 2008 earthquake in China. I depart at 7:00am for the hills of northern Sichuan. We drive for hours, going town by town, [...]

Flooding in Atlanta

Court Ogilvie from American Red Cross Disaster Operations Center discusses shelters opened in the South in response to the flooding. Looking for more updates on our activities in the southeast? Stay tuned to the Disaster Online Newsroom and Twitter.

Is Your Workplace or School Ready to Join Ready Rating?

This week we launched a program that helps school and businesses stay prepared. We call it Ready Rating. Our St. Louis Chapter has piloted this program and the good folks at Anheuser Busch are supporting it. We want to make a big splash now that we’re expanding the program, so we sent none other than [...]

ICRC Leaders Discuss Philosophy, Personal Experiences

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) head of delegation in the US and Canada has responsibilities that include promotion of international humanitarian law and oversight over visits to detainees held at Guantanamo Bay. In this episode, we interview the former and current heads of delegation as they transition leadership roles. They discuss the [...]