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News March 2010

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Asia Pacific: four disasters, six months on

26 Mar 2010

Six months on from a number of disasters in the Asia Pacific region, severely affecting nine million people, recovery remains a challenge.

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Calling all young superheroes!

26 Mar 2010

You don't need superpowers to be a hero...but it does help! Check out our fun new video, which demonstrates how young people can achieve amazing things by volunteering.

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Chile earthquake response steps up

01 Mar 2010

As the death toll from Saturday’s earthquake in Chile reaches more than 700, the international Red Cross response is taking shape.

FESS volunteers Malcolm Cook and Bob Weston

Volunteers help during pregnant pause after fire

19 Mar 2010

Volunteers raced to help after a couple – including a woman who was eight months pregnant– were left out on the street following a house fire.

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First aid education gets thumbs up from students

10 Mar 2010

Science teachers at a school in England have enlisted the Red Cross’ first aid education expertise – and it’s been a runaway success.

Bournemouth Hospital Red Cross Dog

Friendly signposting service has the canine touch

29 Mar 2010

Red Cross volunteers have been meeting and greeting visitors and patients at Bournemouth hospital since it opened in 1989.

A mother holding a child in a Red Cross hospital

Haiti: the emergency is not over in crowded camps

26 Mar 2010

The Red Cross is distributing emergency shelter items, such as tarpaulins and tools, as quickly as possible before the rainy season.

Liberation Day in Jersey 1945

Jersey Telecom selects Red Cross as its 2010 charity partner

16 Mar 2010

As Jersey commemorates the 65th anniversary of its liberation, Jersey Telecom has chosen the British Red Cross as its charity of the year for 2010.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan auction to raise funds for Haiti

12 Mar 2010

Fancy going shopping with Lindsay Lohan? That and a whole host of other fabulous prizes are on offer in a special Ebay auction to raise funds for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

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Race to give shelter to Haiti’s homeless reaches halfway

12 Mar 2010

As the rains approach, aid agencies have distributed emergency shelter materials to more than 650,000 of the 1.3 million people left homeless by the Haiti quake.

Nick Young

Rains will make Haiti camp situation harder

30 Mar 2010

After his recent trip to Haiti, British Red Cross chief executive Sir Nick Young reflects on the preparations he saw for the coming rainy season.

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World TB Day: on the move against tuberculosis

19 Mar 2010

On World TB Day the Red Cross is highlighting the need to support programmes that combat TB, a disease that kills about two million people yearly.