Red Cross

  • ebola
    August 4, 2014  

    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 887 people, and sickened more than 1,600. Gwen Ifill talks to Jeffrey Stern, reporting from Guinea for Vanity Fair, about the conditions in the village where the outbreak originated, how the international community has come together to fight the illness and how he is protecting himself during his reporting. Continue reading

  • gaza_rocket
    July 27, 2014  

    International efforts to create a lasting cease-fire between Israel and Hamas appear to have broken down, with more Israeli shelling of Gaza and new Hamas rocket fire into Israel on Sunday. For more about the situation on the ground in Gaza, Nicholas Casey of the Wall Street Journal joins NewsHour via Skype from Gaza City. Continue reading

  • A Red Cross nurse is featured prominently on this recruiting poster, circa 1917. Photo by Getty Images
    May 22, 2014   BY Dr. Howard Markel 

    May 21 marks the founding of the American Red Cross. Over its 133-year history, it has provided a wide menu of services to help the needy, disaster victims, military personnel and their families. The American Red Cross is also a major participant in the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products, the development of educational programs on health, preparedness and safety, and, in partnership with other affiliate organizations of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, relief and development efforts all over the world. Continue reading

  • November 13, 2013  

    Relief supplies have been slow to reach typhoon victims due to physical obstacles slowing down delivery. The lack of aid and growing desperation have led to a "breakdown of peace and order" in the hardest hit regions. Gwen Ifill talks to Richard Gordon of the Philippine Red Cross about the challenges. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich lost his Democratic primary race Tuesday against Rep. Marcy Kaptur after redistricting forced them into the same district. In Syria, the Red Crescent entered the devastated Baba Amr district in the city of Homs, a week after a government siege ended. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    In other news Monday, the flow of Syrian refugees into Lebanon accelerated with the U.N. refugee agency estimating as many as 2,000 Syrians fled the region around Homs over the weekend. In Yemen, at least 107 soldiers died in heavy fighting against al-Qaida fighters in the South over the weekend, according to military officials. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2012  

    Saying the city had been “cleansed,” the Syrian government prohibited the Red Cross from delivering critical food and medical supplies Friday to the Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs. John Irvine of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • March 2, 2012  

    Leaders of the opposition Syrian National Council met Friday with the Turkish foreign minister in Istanbul to call for opening a military bureau in Turkey to coordinate the resistance in Syria. Ray Suarez and Namik Tan, Turkey’s ambassador to the United States, discuss Turkey’s toughening stance against its longtime ally. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012  

    After enduring weeks of shelling, rebels fighting the Syrian military in the besieged city of Homs said they were pulling back Thursday, retreating from the heavily damaged Baba Amr district. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television New reports. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2012  

    As rebels announced their withdrawal from Homs Thursday, Haitham Maleh, a judge and member of the Syrian National Council, said the country’s opposition is united and the rebel Free Syrian Army needs weapons to defend residents. Also, Ray Suarez speaks with Time Magazine’s Rania Abouzeid about Syria’s humanitarian situation. Continue reading

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