Tag: Red Cross

People wait in their apartments as firefighters battle a large fire on the top floors of an apartment building in New York City's Harlem neighborhood, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The Fire Department of New York says over a hundred firefighters were at the scene. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NYC Fire Victim: Counting Your Blessings When You Lose Everything

We are a society that values and cherishes stuff. Things. Memories. Ask any household in America and I bet they would say they wish they could get rid of some, but the memories they have stored away are so much more important than more space. You don’t really realize how important these things are to you until they are taken from you, sometimes unexpectedly and harshly.

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Contractor Finishes Oroville Dam Spillway Rebuild Before Rain Season

The Kiewit Corporation contractor poured the final smooth layer of cement on the Oroville Dam spillway chute Wednesday and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is set to certify that the massive repair job was completed by the November 1 deadline.

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Cruz Roja: Efectos de Narco Violencia en Frontera Similares a los de Zonas de Guerra

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — Escuelas vacías y temor en las calles fue lo que encontraron representantes de internacionales de la Cruz Roja durante su visita a esta ciudad fronteriza la cual lleva meses siendo azotada por una guerra entre carteles donde el uso de lanzagranadas, metralletas y vehículos blindados es algo de todos los días.

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International Red Cross Equates Mexico-Texas Border with War Zone

REYNOSA, Tamaulipas — During a visit to this border city, members of the International Red Cross found empty schools and fear in the streets after months of regular, large-scale gun battles by cartel members featuring grenade launchers, machine guns, and armored vehicles.

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UN Aid Convoy Hit by Airstrike in Syria

A UN humanitarian aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo was hit by air strikes on Monday in what UN officials say could amount to a war crime.

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Red Cross Admits Struggle in Raising Funds for Louisiana Flood Victims

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – After GOP nominee Donald Trump was the only high-profile figure to visit Louisiana flood victims immediately following unprecedented flooding, the American Red Cross is admitting that getting donations has been tougher than usual.

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Kirstie Alley Rips Obama For Golfing During Louisiana Floods

Actress Kirstie Alley lambasted President Obama on Friday for golfing during his annual vacation in Martha’s Vineyard this week while thousands of displaced Louisiana residents continued to languish from the devastation wrought by deadly flooding that has rocked the state.

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Bomb Blast in Central Beirut Aimed at Bank: Minister

Lebanon’s central bank has pushed its commercial banks to heed the U.S. act, and Blom Bank is one of those that has closed accounts belonging to people suspected of links to Hezbollah. The group had no immediate comment on the blast.

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Migrant Aid Groups Face Insolvency Due to Cuts

Migrant aid groups in Austria are facing insolvency as the government withdraws their funding. A government scheme, begun last October, to fund charities and non governmental organisations (NGOs) to ease the burden of the migrant crisis will be over at the

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Greek Catholic Patriarch: No One Defends Islam Like Arab Christians

TEL AVIV – The head of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church declared that Christians love Muslims and no one defends Islam more than Arab Christians, MEMRI reported.  In an interview earlier this month with the official Egyptian daily Al-Ahram, Gregory

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Former Rep. Tom Tancredo: European Migrant Crisis ‘Is an Invasion’

Former United States Congressman Tom Tancredo joined Stephen K. Bannon on a recent Sirius XM Breitbart News Saturday Radio program, warning of the dangers amidst the “like somebody rang a bell” European migrant crisis. The phenomenon is bringing predominantly young men, “colonists essentially,” from the Middle East to countries with substantial social welfare programs.

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Norway – Army Prepared For ‘Mass Arrival’ of Migrants

Armed forces in Norway have prepared transportation, barracks and sleeping arrangements for 3,000 migrants in preparation for a “mass arrival”. The country is said to be braced to receive a large number of migrants as the number of people leaving Syria