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International Strategy for Disaster Reduction Account for Haiti Nine months after the earthquake, Haiti is now shelled with another crisis: a cholera outbreak in the western region. More than 300 people have died so far, and aid organizations of all sizes are working to provide rapid support to contain it. We’re intrigued by the new Red Cross Twitter account, @kwawouj, which was created specifically for this outbreak to send updates in Haitian Creole that direct locals to the resources they need on the ground. Thanks to the support this weekend from Voila, one of Haiti’s leading wireless communication providers, locals using their service were encouraged to follow @kwawouj’s cholera updates via SMS through our fast follow function. It’s wonderful to work with a mobile partner like Voila who is on a similar mission to provide the best tools possible to help strengthen the region through connectivity. To see how mobile updates can be used to connect victims with resources, check out information on crisis mapping of the cholera outbreak here.

Gobernanza de la profesión de abogados - Mecanismo de sanciones International | Working to Protect Human Rights Üdvözöljük a Magyar Vöröskereszt honlapján! Adószámunk:19002093-2-41 Earthquake in Haiti The American Red Cross is continuing to rebuild what the earthquake destroyed in Haiti. In the quake’s immediate aftermath, we worked side by side with our Red Cross partners to provide lifesaving relief supplies. Since that time, we have helped nearly 4.4 million Haitians to get back on their feet. We are still in Haiti, working alongside local communities so they are safer, healthier, and better-prepared for disasters. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we have ensured that more than 108,900 people live in safer conditions, improved access to clean water and sanitation systems, helped construct hospitals, provided grants for education and development of small businesses, taught communities how to prevent the spread of disease and be better prepared for future disasters, and supported the delivery of healthcare. These efforts are making a difference in Haiti. How do we know? Because Haitians tell us about our positive impact every day.

Clear Presentation Design Periodismo Sin Fronteras - Periodismo de Opinión en la Búsqueda de la Verdad. Presidential Proclamation--American Red Cross Month, 2011 The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release February 28, 2011 For over a century, the American Red Cross has harnessed the generosity of the American people, mobilizing us to offer assistance in the wake of disaster. The American Red Cross has a long history of partnering with Presidents of the United States to confront the world's most pressing challenges. Emergency response organizations like the American Red Cross play a vital role in relief operations by deploying scores of volunteers to rebuild communities hit by disaster and by providing critical support and resources at home and abroad. Volunteers play an essential part in every American Red Cross effort, from traveling to disaster zones around the world to donating blood at local community centers.

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