Red Cross Red Crescent teams deployed as earthquake rocks Greece and Turkey

Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are providing emergency support throughout the night on the island of Kos and the Turkish coastal city of Bodrum after a powerful earthquake leaves two people dead and hundreds injured.

Read more

Everyone counts in the fight against dengue

Saumya Sanesha reads a headline in one of the local newspapers which says, “Worst dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka; 298 deaths.” As she heads out the door, she thinks about the importance her day’s assignment and all the people in her community whose lives are at risk.

Read more

Red Cross teams helping people affected by wildfires in southern Europe

Red Cross teams in Croatia and Montenegro have been helping those threatened by forest fires on the Adriatic coast in recent days. Although the fires are currently under control, staff and volunteers remain on standby to assist.

Read more


We’re currently transitioning a new web system. In the meantime, please find news articles from 2016 and earlier on the links below.