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August 2012

Day of the Disappeared: a time to remember

30 Aug 2012

As people across the world remember missing loved ones on International Day of the Disappeared, we've marked the occasion with a writing competition.

Red Cross emergency teams run the first assesment in the camps after the storm Isaac has passed over Haiti.

People displaced by 2010 Haiti earthquake at risk from Tropical Storm Isaac

28 Aug 2012

When tropical storm Isaac struck Haiti on Friday 24 August, the Red Cross was well-prepared. Teams continue to help on the ground, supporting people affected by Isaac’s strong winds and heavy rains.

Emergency response volunteer talking on a radio

Red Cross rescue teams join loch search

27 Aug 2012

Our swift water rescue unit has joined the search for a 32-year-old man missing in Loch Gairloch, northern Scotland.

Red Cross worker gives people information about Cholera

Red Cross sends team to cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone

22 Aug 2012

The British Red Cross has sent an emergency response team to Sierra Leone following a cholera outbreak, which has been declared a national emergency.

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer with women

Syria: as fighting flares in Aleppo, the Red Cross helps displaced people

13 Aug 2012

Over the past three weeks, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have distributed food parcels to more than 125,000 people across Syria.

Woman outside her home

Red Cross prepares for major disasters in Nepal

13 Aug 2012

The Kathmandu Valley faces significant risk of earthquakes and other disasters. The Red Cross is helping people address these threats.

Supplies being handed out in Syria

Syria: families helped as displacement soars

01 Aug 2012

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent is supplying several shelters in Damascus with food and hygiene items, as an increasing number of people are displaced.

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