Author: Ika Mudzar

Thousands in need as a Vanuatu island is evacuated

Thousands of people are preparing to leave their homes as Manaro volcano on Ambae Island continues to rumble, belching ash, smoke and volcanic rocks. Vanuatu Red Cross Society is on the ground supporting the evacuations and response efforts.

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How I became a First Aid volunteer in the Philippine Red Cross: Kamal A. Gunawardana’s story

Before moving to the Philippines in 2000 after marrying my beautiful wife, a pharmacist, I was working in the telecommunication industry back in my homeland in Sri Lanka. My wife decided to open up a small pharmacy in front of our house and one morning, while I was looking after the store, drinking tea, I saw a man walk by the store window, wearing the distinct red uniform of the Red Cross emergency response unit.

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.