Red Cross

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    June 3, 2015  

    In 2010, a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti, leaving 1.5 million people homeless. The American Red Cross raised nearly $500 million for relief efforts, announcing plans to create new communities. But an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has concluded that the Red Cross response has been plagued by failures. Jeffrey Brown interviews NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan. Continue reading

  • Homes destroyed in the January 12 earthquake are seen in the Avenue Poupelard neighborhood of Port-au-Prince on April 21, 2010. Haiti is marking 100 days since the 7.2 quake hit the island nation killing 220,000.     AFP PHOTO/Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo credit should read THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)
    June 3, 2015   BY Colleen Shalby 

    Following a harrowing earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, the American Red Cross launched a project to raise funds to transform the area. Roughly $500 million was donated. But according to a new report from ProPublica and NPR, as it stands today, only six homes have been built in the four years since those efforts began. Continue reading

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    December 23, 2014   BY Joshua Barajas 

    The FDA said in a statement that it will “recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral to one year since the last sexual contact.”
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    October 29, 2014  

    After Hurricane Sandy devastated the northeast in 2012, the Red Cross supplied food, clothes and shelter to tens of thousands left homeless by the storm. But two years later, internal documents show logistical problems and communication snafus led to wasteful spending and unmet needs. Gwen Ifill turns to Suzy DeFrancis of the American Red Cross for the organization’s response. Continue reading

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    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

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    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

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