Slideshow: Global Impact Report

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    SARC volunteer speaks to a 7 year old boy who sought shelter with his family in Rural Damascus
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    Staff and Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) provide emergency aid to people in the city of Homs at the end of February 2012.
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    Mervis Windson receives her monthly food rations from the Malawi Red Cross. The MRCS, together with IFRC, is providing food to 9,000 people in Nsanje and a neighbouring district.
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    Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Lucienne Boumba, 60, received a livelihoods cash grant from the Red Cross to help generate a sustainable income via petit commerce.
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    Tana Delta, Kenya April 2013The long rains started falling across Kenya in early March leaving regions across the country inundated. Houses were destroyed, thousands of people displaced, cropland flooded.
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    Partnerships Improve Lives of Families Living with HIV. Daoud is one of many beneficiaries who have been given the tools to support themselves and their chronically ill family members, improving both of their lives.
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    In Vietnam, the American Red Cross distributes backpacks that act as a flotation device, making walks home on the banks of canals much safer.
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    Vietnam is constantly barraged by cyclones and dangerous floods, with an average of 160 natural disasters occurring a year, and a joint training program initiated by the American Red Cross is teaching residents to be much better prepared.
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    Volunteers in Ethiopia make sure that families are educated about the measles vaccination campaign.
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    A child in Ethiopia shows her finger proving she has just received a life saving measles vaccination.
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    Separated almost 75 years by WWII, childhood friends Gunter Ullmann and Elfie Haas were reunited with help from the Red Cross in May 2012. "We'll get to know each other again and see what the future will bring," Ullmann said.
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    School children in Columbia learn about disaster preparedness.
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    In the United States students participate in the "Raid Cross" simulation to learn about International Humanitarian Law.
  • Nadieska and daughter
    Nadieska and daughter in Cuba after Sandy
  • Chile
    Llico, Chile. Volunteers of the Chilean Red Cross stand in a tsunami evacuation zone.
  • Bangladesh
    Mafiza Begum spent seven days at sea holding on to the carcass of a floating cow after a cyclone destroyed every thing she had, including the life of her 5 month old daughter and 30 of her family members. She became a volunteer.
  • Bangladesh, Dhalchar
    Every year thousands of lives are saved by Red Cross Red Crescent in cyclone-prone Bangladesh. Thanks to cyclone shelters and early warning systems by which volunteers sound the alarm, evacuate and assist with First Aid, vital assistance reach people in
There is only one Red Cross, and we are all part of it.

The American Red Cross helps meet the urgent needs of those affected by disasters around the world by sending relief supplies, financial assistance and disaster specialists. By coordinating with the global Red Cross and Red Crescent network and other partners, we are able to quickly scale up efforts to address the urgent and longer-term needs of affected communities.

Read the Global Impact Report.

About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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