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Every morning from 3am, a team from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent branch in Damascus start work in local bakeries to produce bread for displaced people living in temporary shelters around the city. 
On #WorldFoodDay, we are calling for urgent funding to support food supplies for those affected by violence in #Syria. http://bit.ly/1nqoq4w (Photos: Syrian Arab Red Crescent)
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World Food Day 2014
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Every 5 seconds, someone in the world dies as a result of an injury. ‪#‎FirstAid‬ training can prepare everyone, everywhere to save lives, and it should be accessible to all. On World First Aid Day, learn how you can become an ‪#‎EverydayHero‬: http://bit.ly/1oWvWkS

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Since the violence broke out in #Iraq last month, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society has assisted over 160,000 people with food and water, hot meals and non-food items in the most affected areas of the country, through a network of over 4,000 volunteers and staff. Read more at www.ifrc.org/mena.
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#DidYouKnow  that you cannot catch #Ebola from somebody who has no symptoms of the disease? Here you can find the basic information you need to know about cause and transmission of Ebola. If you want to know more about our response in West Africa, check out www.ifrc.org/africa.
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Last week, in #Syria, Nawal Al Youssef was killed while volunteering in a centre for children with special needs. The #RedCrescent emblem that she was wearing has protected millions over the decades but, like for too many others, it was not enough to protect her. We renew our call: Respect the emblem. Protect our volunteers: http://bit.ly/1s2cU11 #REDforSYRIA
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#DidYouKnow that, since Typhoon #Haiyan hit the Philippines last November, more than eight thousand +Philippine Red Cross volunteers have been supporting the response? Today, on World #RedCross #RedCrescent Day, we want to thank each one of them for their energy, passion and dedication! 
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What does it mean to be an internally displaced person in the #CentralAfricanRepublic today? Read about the day-to-day struggle of thousands of people who've been forced out of their homes since the beginning of the crisis: http://bit.ly/1msUsux 
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“In the past years, our responsibilities got bigger, and so has the danger we face” says Ayham, a #RedCrescent volunteer in Damascus, who in in the last three years has been involved in providing first aid and psychosocial support to the affected people.

34 Red Crescent volunteers and aid workers have lost their lives whilst on duty since the beginning of the #Syria crisis. As the world marks the third year since the start of the conflict, we call on all parties to respect the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and to guarantee the safety of aid workers and their unimpeded, immediate access to people in need across Syria. #REDforSYRIA

Read more: http://bit.ly/1m3HBip 

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Three years on from #Japan's triple disaster, there are clear signs of progress towards recovery in many of the affected communities in the country.
Satsuko, 73, is one of nearly 30 elderly residents who recently moved into the homes recently built as part of a Red Cross-supported housing project in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture. In it, she is still able to use the fridge-freezer and other electrical appliances donated by Japanese Red Cross Society to more than 133,000 households in temporary shelter. 
Listen to Satsuko’s story and how the Red Cross is helping her and other people affected by the disaster: http://bit.ly/1kbuQiu
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17 year-old Sara Yach recently fled violence in #SouthSudan, crossing with her family into #Uganda. They now live in a refugee camp in Barakutu in northern Uganda, surviving on rationed food, and sharing sanitation facilities with hundreds of other refugees. She describes what the journey to Uganda was like and her hopes for the future. Read how the Uganda Red Cross Society is helping South Sudanese refugees: http://bit.ly/NWpsEs  #IWD2014  
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