Rita Balaguna, 48, was preparing breakfast for her family when the deadly Tropical Storm Tembin struck her hometown in Halapitan Barangay, municipality of San Fernando, Bukidnon province, a few days before Christmas Day in 2017.
Hilda and Junette are not the only people in La Plaine village who are getting new roofs from the Red Cross, which has 5 active construction teams in her community.
Since November of 2017, the Dominica Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has been distributing cash grants of $US 450.00 to the most vulnerable.
By Sajid Hasan, IFRC Azhar Mia, 35, lives in a beautiful green village named Panschim (West) Boroghona in the Banskhali sub-district of Chattogram, Bangladesh, where his house is located just a few kilometers away from the shores of the Bay of Bengal. …
Four Red Cross construction teams were active in La Plaine at the end of May, and have already completed many houses in the village.
“Irma destroyed my boat, my home and my restaurant, all at the same time,” said 45 years old Arthur Walter, one of 32 fishermen on the island of Barbuda who have received cash assistance from the Red Cross for restoring their fishing boats.
The hurricane season began for the Pacific on May 15 and for the Atlantic it is expected to begin on June 1.
Cox’s Bazar/Geneva, 11 May 2018 – The window of opportunity to protect people in Cox’s Bazar against floods and landslides is rapidly closing. Pre-monsoon rains are already causing havoc in camps for people displaced from Rakhine State in neighbouring …
Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “We t …
Months after Hurricane Maria, the inhabitants of Dominica are still struggling to recover from the destruction.