International Red Cross And Red Crescent Movement

Latest International Red Cross And Red Crescent Movement Items
  • Oklahoma's Red Cross offering storm shelter grants

    The Red Cross of Oklahoma is scheduled to announce millions of dollars in storm shelter grants to several communities affected by the 2013 tornadoes.


  • Miami woman spends 30 years as Army wife

    Rosemary Russell was an Army wife for 30 years, during which time she moved across the country multiple times, volunteered with the Red Cross, raised five children, traveled the world and stood by her husband's side as he went to war, gained a law degree and became a Judge Advocate General.


  • Red Cross assists Elko family after apartment fire

    The Red Cross is assisting an Elko family displaced after a fire damaged their apartment on Easter Sunday.


  • Displaced residents of Budge Drive in Jackson, Wyo. register with the American Red Cross on Thursday, April 10, 2014 as geologists study the hillside on East Gros Ventre Butte where the potential for a landslide called for an evacuation the night before. (AP Photo/Jackson Hole News and Guide, Price Chambers)

    Shelter to open for Wyoming slide evacuees

    The Red Cross prepared a shelter Saturday for people evacuated from their homes in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson because of a slow-moving landslide.


  • Search goes on to link WWII portraits to families

    As a Red Cross employee during World War II, Elizabeth Black longed to be more than a "Donut Dolly," serving coffee and doughnuts to weary American soldiers in Europe. The Pittsburgh native possessed artistic skills, an engaging manner and a pretty face, with blue eyes and dark hair.


  • 29 people displaced after Philly fire

    The Red Cross says 29 people have been displaced by an apartment building fire in Northeast Philadelphia.


  • Typhoon Haiyan survivors walk through ruins in the village of Maraboth, in the Philippines on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013.  Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record, hit the country's eastern seaboard on Friday, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and displacing at least a half-million people. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)

    Money preferred form of charity for Philippine typhoon relief

    Faced with heartbreaking images of the typhoon-ravaged Philippines — the sea of corpses, communities reduced to rubble, mothers clutching their hungry children — the world is watching an epic tragedy unfold and looking for ways to help. The big question is how.


  • Soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces carry a wounded colleague out of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, following the sound of explosions and gunfire. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    Kenya mall crisis: Hostages not yet released

    Hostages being held by al-Qaeda-linked terrorists in a Nairobi mall have not been released despite an earlier statement from the military that "most" had been rescued, a person connected to the situation told The Associated Press on Monday.


  • South Korean Chung Hack-soon (center), 76, talks with Red Cross officials at the headquarters of the Korea Red Cross in Seoul on Aug. 16, 2013, to fill out an application form to reunite with her family members who live in North Korea. South Korean President Park Geun-hye proposed the previous day that the two Koreas hold a reunion next month of families still separated 60 years after the Korean War, another sign of easing tensions after a spring that saw the neighbors threatening war. (Associated Press)

    North Korea agrees on talks on family reunions

    North Korea on Sunday accepted a South Korean offer for talks on reuniting families separated by war, but proposed separate talks on resuming lucrative tours to a scenic North Korean mountain in an apparent effort to link the two discussions.


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