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Four Nutrition Tips for a Successful Sunrise Summit

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Hi, my name is Rab from Das Nutrition Consultancy which is based in Dublin.    Seeing the sunrise from one of Ireland’s highest peaks is going to be unforgettable. Collectively experiencing this while raising support for the Irish Red Cross will make it even more special.   Each peak will offer its own unique challenges. Larger […]

Clearing snow from Footpaths and more helpful tips.

Today is the perfect day to stay indoors and watch your favorite TV shows. Nonetheless, if you feel safe enough to go out, build a snow man, walk the dogs or buy necessary food please ensure you stay warm, be seen and stay safe. To avoid slips and falls we advise you wear shoes with […]

Hurricane victims in Haiti helped by donations to the Irish Red Cross

  Hurricane Irma stormed Haiti on the evening of 7 September 2017 and continued into the early hours of 8 September and the floods it caused devastated many Haitian families, wreaking havoc on their homes and belongings. Nelta Joachin from Malfety, which is located in the north of Haiti, was just one of those affected, […]

Help us prepare to save lives!

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“The children were frightened of the snakes in the water,” says Adere. “They were shouting ‘snakes, snakes!’ A lot of my pet animals died – ducks, chickens, goats and cows – all drowned and were washed away.” Adere Begum is a mother of two, pregnant with her third child and living in Bangladesh. Flooding is […]

Bangladesh: one of the largest Red Cross operations in the world


Bangladesh has seen 650,000 people cross its borders, fleeing violence in Rakhine State and the Red Cross has been at the coalface providing relief.   One of the largest and most complex humanitarian crises in this region for decades was triggered in 2017 with the arrival of 655,000 people into Bangladesh. Fleeing violence in Rakhine […]

Donegal resident tells us about his traumatic experience of the floods

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One Donegal resident tells us about his traumatic experience of the floods that hit the northwest in August   “The five of us got trapped in our home with the water – it was so high you couldn’t get out, it was impossible. The force of the water was so strong we couldn’t move.” Aidan […]

Letter from Bangladesh: Victor Lacken

Victor Lacken from Dublin is a videographer, journalist and award-winning photographer. He was deployed by the Irish Red Cross as a delegate to Bangladesh to work directly with the international Red Cross movement relief efforts in response to the  Rakhine crisis.   I’ve just returned from the Cox’s Bazar area of Bangladesh. Visiting the camps […]

Helped in Donegal by the Irish Red Cross

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Inishowen native Bernard Mullins talks about the help his family received in the aftermath of the Donegal Floods from the Irish Red Cross. Please help the Irish Red Cross be better prepared for events like the Donegal Floods, Click:   Bernard and Bébhinn Mullins from Inishowen in Donegal are just one family who were badly […]

Meet those whose houses were burned to the ground in Papua New Guinea

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In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, tribal fights – sparked by disputes over land, resources and other grievances – lead to dozens of deaths and thousands of displacements each year. Modern war weapons including guns have become increasingly available to fighters in the Papua New Guinea Highlands which has made violence in the area […]

Treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean: one Syrian’s story

Syrian refugee Hayyen who is now settled in a Dublin home this Christmas talks about the journey he took to get here, which involved a precarious crossing of the Med.   “I remember before we took the boat they were talking about a storm coming from the West – from Greece. We were supposed to […]