October 21, 2020

Cyclone Idai: Mozambique president says 1,000 may have died

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From BBC The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could reach 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. It made landfall close to the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached the city on Sunday. The official death toll stands at 84 […]

Thousands of Red Cross volunteers and staff mobilized across the Caribbean as Hurricane Matthew approaches

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Geneva, Panama—3 October 2016. Over 3,000 volunteers and staff of the Red Cross in Haiti are on the ground working to help communities prepare for Hurricane Matthew. Red Cross teams in Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas are on standby ready to assist. The International Federation of Red Cross and […]

UN and Red Cross partnering for a stronger Caribbean

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From  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Caribbean countries have long dealt with natural hazards stemming from geological and meteorological conditions of islands in the Caribbean sea. Collectively, these hazards have caused loss of life and cost billions of dollars in damages, affecting millions of lives in the process. Hurricane Tomas […]