Red Cross election operation assisted more than 11,000 people

May 12, 2016 by · Comments Off on Red Cross election operation assisted more than 11,000 people 

MANILA, May 11 — More than 11,000 people received assistance from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through its first aid stations, ambulance units and welfare desks that were deployed to help ensure the safety and well-being of voters and the public during Election Day on May 9.

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Returning home is Syrians' sweetest dream for 2016

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Returning home is Syrians' sweetest dream for 2016 

DAMASCUS, Jan. 1 — "My sweetest dream is returning to my home. We used to live a comfy life, which we didn't appreciate, but now I dream of every little bit of it," said Ibtisam Abdul-Qader, a Syrian woman who had to flee her home in Yarmouk Camp south of the capital Damascus after the war engulfed her area.

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Red Cross steps up aid delivery for ‘Nona’ victims in Northern Samar

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Red Cross steps up aid delivery for ‘Nona’ victims in Northern Samar 

ISABEL, Leyte, Dec. 20 – Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman Richard J. Gordon has vowed to help typhoon "Nona" victims the way they helped super typhoon "Yolanda" victims.

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Gordon asks conflict protagonists to respect Red Cross symbol

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Gordon asks conflict protagonists to respect Red Cross symbol 

DAGUPAN CITY, Nov. 30 — Former Senator Richard Gordon has admitted threats on Red Cross personnel as they do their jobs of giving humanitarian help to people who are in need in areas of conflict.

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IFRC launches emergency appeal to assist refugees in Serbia

September 11, 2015 by · Comments Off on IFRC launches emergency appeal to assist refugees in Serbia 

GENEVA, Sept. 10 — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) on Thursday launched a 2-million-Swiss-franc (USD 2.04 million) emergency appeal to support refugees travelling through Serbia.

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Feature: Residents in Kathmandu spend chilly night in open air three days after devastating quake

April 30, 2015 by · Comments Off on Feature: Residents in Kathmandu spend chilly night in open air three days after devastating quake 

By Zhang Ning, Menisha

KATHMANDU, April 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — Some 1,000 residents in Nepal' s capital Kathmandu on Tuesday spent the chilly night in the open air at the city's Tundikhel Ground for fear of possible aftershocks from Saturday's devastating earthquake.

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Suspected Ebola patient hospitalized in Russia

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Suspected Ebola patient hospitalized in Russia 

MOSCOW, Feb. 1 — A Red Cross worker suspected to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus has been hospitalized in Russia’s eastern Primorsky region, local authorities said Sunday.

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Diagnosis of Russian with suspected Ebola to be clear within 3-4 days

February 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Diagnosis of Russian with suspected Ebola to be clear within 3-4 days 

VLADIVOSTOK, Feb. 1 — A Russian citizen with suspected Ebola, staff member of the Red Cross, was taken by plane to a hospital in Novosibirsk on Sunday.

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North Cotabato bloodletting nets 137 bags of blood for Red Cross

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on North Cotabato bloodletting nets 137 bags of blood for Red Cross 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, Jan. 21 – A joint blood-letting activity by North Cotabato provincial government and Philippine National Red Cross in Tulunan, North Cotabato Wednesday yielded 137 bags of blood, authorities said Wednesday.

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Update: PRC served more than 3,000 people both in Metro Manila and Tacloban during papal visit

January 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Update: PRC served more than 3,000 people both in Metro Manila and Tacloban during papal visit 

By Lady Marie Dela Torre & Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Jan. 19 (PNA) — The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Monday afternoon that a total of 3,306 people were assisted by trained PRC personnel and volunteers during the Eucharistic Masses and other events of visiting Pope Francis both in Manila and Tacloban City in Leyte.

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