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Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of our global work… RUSSIA: The Russian Red Cross is providing assistance in 22 villages after massive flooding [...]

Holiday Mail for Heroes 2010

Holiday Mail For Heroes is back for a fourth year! The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will collect holiday cards from regular citizens all across the country and distribute them to service members, veterans, and their families.

Text Messages to Fight Cholera

The government of Haiti has reported 3,342 cases and 259 deaths as a result of the cholera outbreak. Although the increase in cases is beginning to stabilize, the Red Cross continues to scale up cholera treatment and prevention efforts across the country. Notably, the Red Cross is broadcasting emergency messages about the causes, symptoms and [...]

Halloween Costume Ideas

There is no wrong way to do this folks. So whip out your glue guns and foil paper…see you on the other side of Saturn. If you do dress as an Intergalactic Red Crosser, please share your photos with us.

#CrisisData: The Path Forward

Now, we’d like to present the framework for a path forward. After reviewing the notes, speeches, and wiki feedback from the summit, we’ve outlined 5 areas where we can make headway over the next few months.

CPR Changes Lives

Today, the American Red Cross announced that it will train 5 million people in hands-only CPR in 2011. Hands-only (or “compression only”) CPR is easy to learn and- if used in an emergency situation by a bystander- can vastly improve chances of survival for someone suffering cardiac arrest.

Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up

Welcome to the Weekly Worldwide Wrap-Up, in which we consolidate the international Red Cross and Red Crescent news into one list of bite-sized links for you. It’s a non-comprehensive sampling of the larger and/or more intriguing aspects of our global work… VIET NAM: From ox carts to canoes, the Viet Nam Red Cross is using [...]

Red Cross Reaches Flood Survivors in Vietnam with Ox Carts

Vietnam has been inundated by two major storms in recent weeks. With more than 100 dead and a half million people affected, the American Red Cross has committed $30,000 to the disaster response. Though footage of the army delivering food via helicopter has made the evening news in Vietnam, some of the transportation means used [...]

What We’re Reading

Gail McGovern on CNBC, social media affects reaction to Typhoon Megi, Red Cross relief efforts in Vietnam involve ox carts.

Gail Travels Around the Country

Our fearless leader Gail McGovern has been busy traveling around the country speaking at various events lately. Here’s an easy way to keep track of her movement!