Bimala Pariya, 60, would never have suspected that she would lose everything she owned to the recent flooding in Nepal. The floods not only destroyed her house in the Sunsari District of Nepal, but swept away her toilet, pig shed, household items, and damaged the fresh water well behind her home.

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In recent months, over 600,000 people have fled violence in Rakhine Province, Myanmar. The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, with support from IFRC is helping hundreds of thousands of families on the border.

7 December 2017

Rasid Ahamed’s brows are furrowed in concentration as he finishes his drawing in a child-friendly space set up by the psychosocial support team at the Red Cross Red Crescent Field Hospital in Kutupalong, Bangladesh. For a moment, he can be a child again and express his creativity…

5 December 2017

Nur al Saba, 38, with her grandson Alam, 6. Going out for walks with him was just one of her pleasures when she used to live in Maungdaw village in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Nur and her husband Abdul Kausir, 50, lived together with their two sons and th …

28 November 2017

It’s hard enough to help people when you clearly see the pain, exhaustion or panic on their faces. But when thousands file past in the dark, as they arrive from Myanmar at the Bangladesh transit centre, stumbling or just staring blankly, all a small team of doctors and nurses could do was try their best.

28 November 2017

In the last few months, Pakistan has seen a rise in dengue cases, with over 166,000 cases reported nationwide, and 395 deaths, making this the worst dengue epidemic in the country’s history.

23 November 2017

 

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Focus: World First Aid Day 2017

On 9 September 2017, the world marks World First Aid Day, an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of first aid knowledge and skills to save lives, and to advocate for these to be accessible to everyone. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s leading first aid provider. For more than 100 years, first aid has been one of the principal services provided by Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff to injured people.

This year, Prudence Foundation in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will launch its regional SAFE STEPS First Aid campaign.

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