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Red Cross seeks $825 million to fight coronavirus pandemic

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:38 AM

'Viruses know no borders; this is a global problem that will only be solved by global action,' insists ICRC president Peter Maurer

BEDS. A volunteer walks past beds at the gymnasium of the closed Uranienborg school, where the Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter for homeless people due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on March 25, 2020 in Oslo. Photo by Heiko Junge/AFP

DOH eyes Quezon Institute, Philippine Red Cross as quarantine facilities

Mar 25, 2020 - 4:13 PM

The Department of Health is also looking into the possibility of transforming evacuation centers in schools into quarantine facilities for persons under monitoring and those probed for the coronavirus

QUEZON INSTITUTE. Photo from the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc Facebook page

Red Cross official fired for failures at China virus epicenter

Feb 05, 2020 - 9:53 AM

Hubei Red Cross Vice President Zhang Qin was fired for 'dereliction of duty while receiving and distributing donated funds and goods'

RED CROSS. Medical staff members wearing protective clothing to help stop the spread of a deadly virus which began in the city, walk at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital in Wuhan on January 25, 2020. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

WATCH: WINNER performs Sarah Geronimo's 'Tala'

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:45 PM

Not even the K-pop boy band is spared from the phenomenon of 'Tala'

DANCE CRAZE. WINNER dances to Sarah Geronimo's viral hit 'Tala' at their Manila concert on January 25. Screenshot from Twitter.com/MOAArena

LOOK: WINNER in Manila for Cross Tour

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The K-pop group performs at the Mall of Asia Arena on January 25

WINNER. The K-pop group arrives in Manila as part of their Cross Tour. Screenshot from Facebook.com/OfficialYGWinner

PH Red Cross calls for more volunteers amid Taal crisis

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:54 AM

'In a situation like this, even if we're resilient, we will need the help of our countrymen because recovery can't happen quickly. It will take time,' says Leonardo Ebajo, Philippine Red Cross Director for Disaster Management Service

RELIEF. The Philippine Red Cross distributes relief goods at the Batangas Sports Complex to over 1,000 families coming from various municipalities affected by the Taal eruption.  Photo by Tina Ganzon-Ozaeta

The Red Cross is teaching 'Fortnite' players to save, not take, lives

Jan 20, 2020 - 1:00 PM

A new mode gives players a glimpse of the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross workers

LIFERUN. Photo from ICRC.org


Millennials fear nuclear attack in the next decade – survey

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:13 PM

Some 47% of respondents to the poll of 16,000 young people also believe it was more likely than not that there would be a third world war in their lifetime

U2 plays 'Heroes' for volunteers, journalists: 'We salute you, truth-tellers'

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:19 PM

U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic

SALUTE. U2 plays at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Rappler photo

U2's Bono launches blood delivery by drone service in PH

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Zipline, of which U2 frontman Bono is a board member, will partner with the Philippine Red Cross to deliver blood and medical products by drone in the Philippines by 2020

LAUNCH. (L-R) US Ambassador Sung Kim, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon, Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo, and U2 frontman Bono. Photo by Maria TAN / AFP

Stray dog saves abandoned kittens from cold Canada winter

Nov 26, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Serenity, a two-year-old female mongrel, snuggling 5 tiny black kittens in the dead of winter is a heartfelt story of survival and cross-species nurturing that has been widely shared on social media

PROUD RESCUER. Serenity the dog stands next to a litter of kittens at a shelter in Chatham, Ontario on November 17, 2019. Handout photo/Pet And Wildlife Rescue/AFP

Afghan Taliban rescind ban on Red Cross

Sep 15, 2019 - 4:23 PM

The Taliban also restores security guarantees for those working for the ICRC

RED CROSS. In this file photo, an Afghan resident walks at the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) hospital in Herat province on August 17, 2014. Aref Karimi/AFP

13,000 houses damaged in 'catastrophic' Bahamas hurricane – Red Cross

Sep 02, 2019 - 9:56 PM

There is no immediate word on casualties in the low-lying islands

DORIAN. This satellite image obtained from NOAA/RAMMB, shows Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas at 13:40 UTC on September 1, 2019. AFP PHOTO / NOAA/RAMMB/HANDOUT

More than 100 believed killed in Yemen air strike – ICRC

Sep 01, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The Saudi-led military coalition says it launched air strikes against a Huthi military target that 'stores drones and missiles'

Philippine Red Cross on hit-and-run incident: Responders not to blame

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:24 AM

The Philippine Red Cross dismisses allegations it failed to save the child hit by a car in Manila, saying he had already died when responders arrived

HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM. A 6-year-old hit-and-run victim is shielded by an umbrella as authorities wait for a vehicle to transport him. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

EU donates P5.7M to combat rising dengue cases in the Philippines

Aug 02, 2019 - 3:35 PM

The funding is expected to benefit some 300,000 people in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Central Visayas, Metro Manila, and Western Visayas

DENGUE ALERT. Dengue patients are seen inside the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila on July 16, 2019, after the DOH declared a national Dengue alert following the rapid rise in cases across the country. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Bodies of drowned migrant man, daughter back in El Salvador

Jul 01, 2019 - 10:29 AM

A shocking photo of the lifeless bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in the Rio Grande has fueled concern and outrage around the world

FATHER-DAUGHTER. The corpses of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Martinez (left) and his daughter Angie Valeria are transported to the forensic service in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State, Mexico on June 26, 2019, after they were found drowned. Photo by Marco Rodriguez/AFP

At least 8 dead, 15 hurt in NLEX bus crash

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:17 PM

(3rd UPDATE) LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III has ordered his officials to issue a preventive suspension order against bus operator Buena Sher Transport 'as soon as possible'

The bodies of three passengers who was killed after a bus toppled in North Luzon Expressway Torres Bugallon, Valenzuela City. At least 8 people were killed after a bus toppled along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) on Friday night, June 28, 2019. PHOT BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

IN PHOTOS: ICRC President visits Marawi, notes 'the work is not yet done'

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:44 PM

International Committee of the Red Cross President Peter Maurer stresses the organization’s commitment to support the Philippine Red Cross’ capacity to respond to emergencies and armed conflict situations

WELCOME. ICRC President Peter Maurer with ICRC Regional Director Boris Michel, ICRC Head of Delegation Martin Thalmann, and ICRC Sub-delegation Head Roberto Petronio are welcomed by PRC staff and volunteers at the Bualan Spring Project in Lanao Del Sur on June 3, 2019. All photos by Alecs Ongcal/ICRC

5 dead, dozens missing in Uganda landslides – Red Cross

Jun 05, 2019 - 10:06 PM

Around 50 people are believed missing and 150 houses destroyed after the landslides in the foothills of Mount Elgon – an extinct volcano with 5 major peaks

MOUNT ELGON. This file photo shows Uganda's nature with the Mount Elgon national park in the background. Image via Shutterstock

13 dead as Sudan military rulers break up sit-in

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:16 PM

The military council has denied multiple reports of their forces violently dispersing the sit-in in front of army headquarters

Frenchman retells triumphant barrel crossing of Atlantic ocean

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Jean-Jacques Savin recalls his 4-month journey of crossing the Atlantic in a custom-made barrel

Jean-Jacques Savin, a former paratrooper, 71, works on the construction of a ship made from a barrel on November 15, 2018 at the shipyard in Ares, southwestern France. - Jean-Jacques Savin will attempt in the next few weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel only pushed by the ocean currents, from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP)

Red Cross: Two years after Marawi siege, thousands of evacuees still homeless

May 26, 2019 - 12:15 AM

'We can only do so much. The authorities still have the primary responsibility of providing sustainable solutions to help the people of Marawi,' says the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross

TWO YEARS SINCE. Affected residents of Marawi City mark the 2nd anniversary of the Marawi siege. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

First Red Cross humanitarian aid arrives in Venezuela

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The shipment includes 24 tons of medical supplies and 14 power units to be distributed amongst 8 hospitals and 30 outpatient clinics – half of them public

RED CROSS AID. People queue to receive drums to collect water and water purification tablets from members of the Venezuelan Red Cross in Caricuao neighborhood in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 16, 2019. Photo by Matias Delacroix/AFP

2 million in need of aid after Iran floods – Red Crescent

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:01 PM

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called the floods the 'largest disaster to hit Iran in more than 15 years'

IRAN FLOODS. Barricades are set up to contain water in a flooded street in the city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province, on April 10, 2019. Photo by atta Kenar/AFP

Special forces in search for New Zealand nurse held hostage by ISIS

Apr 15, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Details of the kidnapping had been kept under wraps until the International Committee of the Red Cross appealed for news about Louisa Akavi and two Syrian drivers kidnapped with her in October 2013

KIDNAPPED. This combination of undated handout photographs released by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and created in Geneva Switzerland on April 14, 2019, shows (from): Syria's Alaa Rajab, New Zealand's Louisa Akavi and Syria's Nabil Bakdoune at undisclosed locations. (Handout/ICRC/AFP)

WATCH: Stations of the Cross 2019

Apr 14, 2019 - 8:00 PM

The Society of Saint Paul Philippines-Macau brings us a virtual yet meaningful Way of the Cross in Ligao City

SORROW. Religious images and actual plays depict the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Religious image photo by Jordan Villa/Rappler; Quezon City inmates theater play photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo 'spreading faster' – Red Cross

Apr 12, 2019 - 1:46 PM

The latest outbreak of the virus has killed more than 700 people

EBOLA IN CONGO. In this handout photograph released by UNICEF on May 13, 2018, a health worker wears protective equipment as he looks on at Bikoro Hospital - the epicenter of the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo - on May 12, 2018, which has sealed off a ward to diagnose suspected Ebola patients and provide treatment. Photo by Mark Naftalin/UNICEF/AFP

Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike

Mar 31, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The reopening comes a day after Palestinians protested along the Gaza border with Israel to mark the one-year anniversary since demonstrations and clashes erupted there

AT THE BORDER. This picture taken on March 30, 2019 from the southern Israeli kibbutz of Nahal Oz across the border from the Gaza Strip, shows Israeli military vehicles keeping position at the border fence, as Palestinians, waving national flags, demonstrate to mark the first anniversary of the 'March of Return' protests. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Bodybags, rats, waste: Disaster response turns to VR for grim training

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Virtual reality is increasingly sought after for skills training. Disaster zone rescue is the latest in a series of VR simulations from the Red Cross.

VR FOR TRAINING. This photo taken on February 26, 2019 shows a Thai forensic police officer using a virtual reality headset to search for victims in a simulated city in ruins at the police headquarters in Chon Buri province. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Red Cross sends water tanks to Rizal Medical Center in Pasig

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Rizal Medical Center in Pasig is among the hospitals hardest hit by the current water crisis

RESCUE. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque visits Rizal Medical Center in Pasig City, to witness the distribution of water from the Philippine Red Cross and Manila Water. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

LOOK: Measles vaccination in tents, fast-food chains

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign

MORE SPACE. Measles patients stay at the Red cross missiles care unit at San Lazaro in Manila on 13 February 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

The week in photos: February 9-15, 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 5:54 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

WE ARE MARIA. Students and rights activists picket the NBI headquarters in Manila where Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa is detained following her arrest for the charge of cyberlibel on February 13, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

(OPINION) What Nagasaki taught me: Nuclear weapons must be banned

Feb 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have long called for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons

Lorenzana wants PH to protest China 'rescue center' in Spratlys

Feb 04, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'We don't want them keeping on building things there.... It will become theirs,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana during NDCP Alumni Forum at Camp Aguinaldo on Monday, February 4, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Carpio says PH should protest China 'rescue center'

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:10 PM

In contrast, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says 'maybe we should be thankful' for China's new 'maritime rescue center' in the West Philippine Sea

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio speaks at 'Kasarinlan: A Philippine Foreign Policy Forum,' in Intramuros, Manila, on July 9, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH 'should thank' China for 'rescue center' in West PH Sea – Panelo

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Does Malacañang believe China when it says the 'rescue center' will not be used for other purposes? 'We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt,' says Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Chinese Ambassador to the Philippins Zhao Jianhua who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Malacañan Palace on October 8, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

China opens 'rescue center' in West Philippine Sea

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:18 AM

China claims it will use its artificial islands in the West Philippine Sea for humanitarian purposes, while experts warn that China aims for militarization

KAGITINGAN REEF. This satellite image dated January 1, 2018, shows Kagitingan Reef (Fiery Cross Reef) in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of CSIS/AMTI/DigitalGlobe

'Rocket League' for PS4 now has full cross-platform play after fans pressured Sony

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:14 PM

PS4 owners can now play the game with players from Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC

Photo from Psyonix/Rocket League


PH Red Cross assists 1,634 people during Traslacion 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Volunteer and personnel in a dozen Philippine Red Cross first aid stations serve devotees of the Black Nazarene

FIRST AID. A first aid station from contingent from the Quezon City DRRMO. Contributed photo

IN PHOTOS: Rescue and retrieval operations in Camarines Sur

Jan 01, 2019 - 12:37 PM

The LPA that was Tropical Depression Usman leaves dozens of fatalities and damaged infrastructures

RETRIEVAL OPS. Members of the Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur carry a body bag containing a cadaver from a landslide area in the province. Photo courtesy of Philippine Red Cross - Camarines Sur

Firecrackers a waste of money and dangerous – Red Cross

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Red Cross advises the public to keep safe during the New Year's Eve revelry

Miriam Santiago now first woman awarded Quezon Service Cross

Dec 03, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The Quezon Service Cross, the highest civilian distinction given by the government, is posthumously conferred upon the late senator in a Malacañang ceremony

Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:17 PM

'This is the first time that the entire process of large scale larval rearing and settlement will be undertaken directly on reefs on the Great Barrier Reef,' says one of the project leaders

CORAL RESEEDING. This undated handout from James Cook University and Biopixel released on November 28, 2018 shows scientists working on a coral reseeding project to regenerate coral on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. AFP PHOTO / JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY & BIOPIXEL

U.S. agents fire tear gas at migrants trying to cross from Mexico

Nov 26, 2018 - 7:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Border officials in San Diego, California, say on Twitter they temporarily closed the San Ysidro crossing point – one of the busiest between the two countries – to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The order was lifted some hours later.

BLOCKED. Mexican Police officers block the way to Central American migrants wanting to reach the El Chaparral border crossing close to the Mexico-US border, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Colombian rebel group ELN releases 6 hostages, says ICRC

Sep 13, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The group is handed over to a humanitarian commission made up of the Ombudsman, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the Roman Catholic Church

RELEASED. This handout picture released by the Colombian Ombudsman Office shows hostages walking next to Ombudsman Carlos Alfonso Negret (L) after being released by the ELN guerrilla in Choco department, Colombia, on September 12, 2018. Handout photo by Colombian Ombudsman/AFP

40 children killed in Yemen bus strike – Red Cross

Aug 14, 2018 - 3:45 PM

The new casualty toll comes as a mass funeral is held for many of the dead children on Monday, August 13

AIR STRIKE. A man transports a child to a hospital after he was wounded in a reported air strike on the Iran-backed Huthi rebels' stronghold province of Saada on August 9, 2018. Photo by AFP

EU vows P9.2 million for flood victims in PH

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:30 PM

The European Union is extending this aid even as President Rodrigo Duterte lambasts them for supposedly interfering in his bloody anti-drug campaign

FLOODED. Residents brave knee-high flood along Antero Soriano Highway in General Trias, Cavite, due to Tropical Depression Josie and the southwest monsoon on July 22, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

Jun 23, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Government agencies were unable to say what would happen to the children already sent to tent camps and other facilities spread across the country while their parents were charged with immigration offenses.

RELEASED. A 4-year-old Honduran girl carries a doll while walking with her immigrant mother, both released from detention through the "catch and release" policy, from a Catholic Charities relief center to a nearby bus station on June 17, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Photo by Loren Elliott / AFP