Articles about Red Cross

Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured

05 Aug 2020

World
Explosion jolts Lebanese capital Beirut, over 70 killed, thousands injured

Lebanon slipped into mourning after a massive explosion ripped capital Beirut apart, killing at least 78 and injuring nearly 4,000 people on Tuesday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Google enables 'SOS alert' to keep public informed

01 Feb 2020

Technology
Coronavirus outbreak: Google enables 'SOS alert' to keep public informed

With nearly 9,800 confirmed cases and 213 deaths, the outbreak of coronavirus is now a 'global health emergency.'

Australia bushfires: Warne, Ponting to captain one-off fundraising match

12 Jan 2020

Sports
Australia bushfires: Warne, Ponting to captain one-off fundraising match

With Australia facing a severe crisis in the form of bushfires plaguing the nation, a one-off fundraiser cricket match is set to be played on February 8.

Shane Warne's baggy green eclipses Don Bradman's: Here is how

10 Jan 2020

Sports
Shane Warne's baggy green eclipses Don Bradman's: Here is how

Australia have been ravaged by severe bushfires in the past couple of months.

Australian bushfires: Tennis legends to headline exhibition match

08 Jan 2020

Sports
Australian bushfires: Tennis legends to headline exhibition match

The likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams will headline an exhibition match ahead of the Australian Open 2020.

Australia bushfire crisis: Ashleigh Barty to donate Brisbane prize money

05 Jan 2020

Sports
Australia bushfire crisis: Ashleigh Barty to donate Brisbane prize money

World number one female tennis player Ashleigh Barty has decided to donate her prize money from this week's Brisbane International to the Red Cross to help the victims of Australia's bushfire crisis.

Five must-have apps for every dog parent out there

18 Jul 2019

Lifestyle
Five must-have apps for every dog parent out there

It shouldn't come off as a surprise when we tell you that there is a plethora of apps meant exclusively for your pooch.

This IAS officer donates his office ACs to malnourished kids

12 Jun 2019

India
This IAS officer donates his office ACs to malnourished kids

As the extreme heatwave in various parts of India is expected to persist with the delay in monsoon, a district collector in Umaria, Madhya Pradesh, donated his air conditioners to state-run shelters for malnourished children.

Afghanistan: Boy celebrating his prosthetic limb will melt your heart

08 May 2019

World
Afghanistan: Boy celebrating his prosthetic limb will melt your heart

Every day, thousands of videos from around the world catch global attention for different reasons.

GoT launches a challenge to find Iron Thrones hidden worldwide

29 Mar 2019

Entertainment
GoT launches a challenge to find Iron Thrones hidden worldwide

The final season of Game of Thrones is going to release soon. For the fans waiting in anticipation, HBO has launched a "For the Throne" campaign.

Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 people feared dead in Mozambique

19 Mar 2019

World
Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 people feared dead in Mozambique

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi said over 1,000 people were feared dead in the country which was hit by the deadly Cyclone Idai four days ago. He said the cyclone submerged entire villages and left dead bodies floating in the flood waters.

Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

17 Mar 2019

World
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi; 150 killed, 1.5mn affected

Three southern African countries, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have been hit by a vicious cyclone that has killed nearly 150 people, left hundreds more missing, and stranded tens of thousands who are cut off from roads and telephones in mainly poor, rural areas.

Will Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman be able to fly again?

03 Mar 2019

India
Will Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman be able to fly again?

The week gone by has been tumultuous for the nation. The capture of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman and his release on Friday evoked million of emotions among countrymen.

Uganda: Massive landslide kills at least 34; many missing

12 Oct 2018

World
Uganda: Massive landslide kills at least 34; many missing

At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barreling into homes, disaster officials said today.

Bus crash kills at least 40 in Western Kenya

10 Oct 2018

World
Bus crash kills at least 40 in Western Kenya

Over 40 have been killed in a bus accident in Western Kenya today.

#IndonesiaQuakeTsunami: Death toll reaches 1,944, number expected to rise

08 Oct 2018

World
#IndonesiaQuakeTsunami: Death toll reaches 1,944, number expected to rise

Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official said today, warning the number would rise with thousands still missing.

Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500

05 Oct 2018

World
Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500

Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts today to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead

02 Oct 2018

World
Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead

The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from the landslide-swamped church in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.

Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234

02 Oct 2018

World
Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234

The death toll after earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has climbed to 1,234, the national disaster mitigation agency confirmed on Tuesday.

Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

28 Sep 2018

World
Nigeria floods death toll hits 199: Details here

Nearly 200 people have died in floods caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria after the main Niger and Benue rivers burst their banks, said the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday.

Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

18 Aug 2018

World
Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in Yemen was sold by the US under a State Department deal with Saudi Arabia.

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

14 Aug 2018

World
New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.

Know when a hospital is overcharging: Details here

30 Jul 2018

India
Know when a hospital is overcharging: Details here

Even at a time when hospitals are under fire for rampant malpractices, you can get quality treatment without denting your pocket. All you need is preparedness and planning.

Internet's favorite dog can't actually perform CPR, experts say

27 Jun 2018

World
Internet's favorite dog can't actually perform CPR, experts say

Chances are you may have gone all 'awws' and 'OMG!' after seeing a viral video of a dog performing CPR on a fallen police officer.

Guatemala: Volcano erupts, killing at least 25, injuring hundreds

04 Jun 2018

World
Guatemala: Volcano erupts, killing at least 25, injuring hundreds

The Fuego volcano in Guatemala, situated around 40km South-West of the capital Guatemala City, erupted on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and injuring hundreds.

Nigeria: Twin suicide attacks kill over 60 in Mubi

02 May 2018

World
Nigeria: Twin suicide attacks kill over 60 in Mubi

A day after US President Donald Trump pledged greater support to fight the Islamist militants, suicide bombers killed over 60 people at a mosque and a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, in a twin attack bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram.

#WhatTheHealth: Know when a hospital is overcharging. Here's how

27 Dec 2017

India
#WhatTheHealth: Know when a hospital is overcharging. Here's how

Even at a time when hospitals are under fire for rampant malpractices, you can get quality treatment without denting your pocket. All you need is preparedness and planning.

UN official: War-torn Yemen might face world's biggest famine

09 Nov 2017

World
UN official: War-torn Yemen might face world's biggest famine

The war in Yemen has left the country in tatters and has rendered life a living hell for common citizens.

Deteriorating security prompts Red Cross to "drastically reduce" Afghanistan operations

10 Oct 2017

World
Deteriorating security prompts Red Cross to "drastically reduce" Afghanistan operations

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will "drastically reduce" its presence in Afghanistan after suffering a series of deadly terror attacks which left seven of its staff dead.

Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

28 Sep 2017

World
Rohingya crisis: What are China's interests in Rakhine?

Amid rampant violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar's Rakhine state, China and India have been backing its government.

#CharlottesvilleViolence: Charities back out from hosting events at Trump's resort

22 Aug 2017

World
#CharlottesvilleViolence: Charities back out from hosting events at Trump's resort

US President Donald Trump is facing widespread backlash over his response to the violent "Unite the Right" rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sierra Leone mudslides: President Koroma appeals for urgent help

16 Aug 2017

World
Sierra Leone mudslides: President Koroma appeals for urgent help

Overwhelmed by the scale of Sierra Leone's mudslide, President Ernest Bai Koroma appealed for urgent help from the international community.

Yemen facing the world's worst cholera outbreak: UNICEF, WHO

26 Jun 2017

World
Yemen facing the world's worst cholera outbreak: UNICEF, WHO

Adding to Yemen's woes, more than 200,000 people are now suffering from cholera, with 1300 already having lost their lives.

Colombia: FARC rebels offer to help rebuild landslide affected town

04 Apr 2017

World
Colombia: FARC rebels offer to help rebuild landslide affected town

FARC rebels have offered to help rebuild the town of Mocoa, in the country's south-west, that was destroyed in the recent landslide in Colombia.

Deadly landslides kill 206 in Colombia, 220 missing

02 Apr 2017

World
Deadly landslides kill 206 in Colombia, 220 missing

At least 206 people were killed and 202 injured by landslides in Colombia's south-west Putumayo province.