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Genoa bridge collapse: one year on

On 14 August 2018, a 200-metre section of Ponte Morandi in Genoa, Italy, collapsed. Vehicles plunged 90 metres onto railway tracks, and buildings below, killing 43 people and injuring 29. Together with the military and state authorities, Italian Red Cross search and rescue teams searched for survivors for 26 hours. Altogether 500 Italian Red Cross volunteers took part in the operation that lasted for 35 days.

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Iraqi teen dreams of becoming a doctor

The smiling face of 17-year-old Mxabn from Iraq masks the hardships of the last year and a half.  She is hundreds of kilometres from home, has lived in a migrant centre for eight months, and still hasn’t reached her hoped-for final destination – Germany.

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Red Cross premieres new surge training programme in Bulgaria

The IFRC conducted its first Coordination, Assessment and Planning (CAP) for Red Cross Red Crescent Operations training in Sofia, Bulgaria. The purpose of this training was to prepare Red Cross and Red Crescent people for international deployment and equip them with skills to manage disasters and crises effectively in a team.

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