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2014-09-02 20:25:20

ICRC provides practical training & education at Dinant's plantations in the Bajo Aguan TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Corporacion Dinant's continuing efforts to operate in a safe, transparent and respectful manner at all of its operational sites in Honduras, the company recently received practical training by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - the Geneva-based humanitarian organization - on a range of security issues. Roger Pineda,...

2011-07-28 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced a pledge of up to $1 million for the evolving humanitarian crisis in eastern Africa, continuing its history of support to the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) With 2011 classified as the driest year on record in the eastern Horn of Africa, the health, livelihoods and food security of millions of Somalis, Ethiopians and Kenyans are at serious risk. "The need...

2011-04-28 13:15:00

MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today it has teamed up with the Canadian Red Cross to recruit and train corporate employees as disaster volunteers to help the agency respond to natural disasters. With a contribution of C$450,000, CN becomes a national sponsor of the Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) natural disaster preparedness program. RWTC is a workplace volunteer program in which the Red Cross trains and prepares employees of businesses who can be...

2011-04-13 07:00:00

GENEVA, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sphere Project, a broad humanitarian consortium promoting quality and accountability in the sector, will release a new version of its standards for humanitarian aid on 14 April 2011. The Sphere Handbook "Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response" is the most widely known and internationally recognized set of standards for humanitarian aid. Its two previous editions have been translated into more than 40 languages....

2011-03-11 14:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross stands ready and willing to assist following a magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan and the resulting tsunami that affected other countries in the Pacific region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Japanese Red Cross Society has extraordinary disaster response capabilities, and has mobilized eleven teams to heavily-damaged communities to provide assessments and first aid and...

2011-03-02 17:00:00

American Red Cross sends $100,000 and staff to assist people fleeing Libya WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has sent a special team to Tunisia and pledged financial assistance to assist its partners within the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network, who are providing humanitarian assistance along the Libyan border for those escaping the country's unrest. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Local authorities...

2010-10-01 14:37:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed an initial $100,000 to relief efforts in Mexico, where record rainfall has devastated the country's southern states, causing deadly landslides and leaving some areas under water. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Mexican government has declared a state of disaster. Officials estimate as many as 100,000...


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