July 2, 2013 |
WICKENBURG, Ariz. - He doesn't know if it was God or something in his gut, but he had a nagging sense the fire would only get worse. He grabbed a pair of pants, a photo album and lit out. "When you're in a situation like that, you just start moving," said Dan Risk, 60, sitting in the gymnasium of Wickenburg High School - home of the Wranglers - which had been set up by the Red Cross as a shelter for those who fled the Yarnell Hill wildfire. ...
May 31, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday that it has temporarily suspended operations in Afghanistan after an attack this week in the eastern city of Jalalabad in which a security guard was killed and a staff member wounded. The closure comes as aid agencies across the war-torn country grow increasingly concerned about their ability to carry out humanitarian work after the withdrawal of foreign combat troops by the end of 2014. "Because of the incident in Jalalabad we suspended all our activities in Jalalabad and our offices are closed until further notice," Robin Waudo, a spokesman for the Red Cross in Afghanistan, said in a telephone interview.
May 29, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan -- In the second attack on a humanitarian organization in Afghanistan in less than a week, insurgents in Jalalabad struck the compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding a member of the staff, police said. The attack occurred about 5:30 p.m. when two insurgents wearing explosive vests approached the compound, said Mohammad Sharif Amin, police chief of eastern Nangarhar province, where Jalalabad is located.
May 21, 2013 |
As residents in the Oklahoma City area grappled with the aftermath of the massive tornado that wiped out homes and businesses in its 20-mile path of destruction, killing at least 24 people, relief organizations solicited donations to help. By and large, the charities expressed a preference for donations of money rather than goods. Monica Diaz of the Red Cross in Los Angeles said donating money "allows us to get the items that are needed the quickest faster. " PHOTOS: Powerful tornado slams Oklahoma Donations to the Red Cross will be added to the organization's disaster relief fund, a pot used for disaster aid across the country, not just for the Oklahoma tornadoes.
February 5, 2013
Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Richard M. Walden, charity case," Opinion, Jan. 30 Richard M. Walden raises several points about the American Red Cross that I'd like to address. When a donor designates his contribution to be spent on an event such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Haiti earthquake or Superstorm Sandy, that is exactly where the money goes; it is not put into a general account. The Red Cross spends 91 cents of every dollar donated directly on programs and services.
November 9, 2012 |
BEIRUT - Syrian President Bashar Assad predicted a global catastrophe should the West invade his country, and representatives of Syria's notoriously divided opposition struggled Thursday to form a united government in exile against Assad's beleaguered rule. The International Committee of the Red Cross, meanwhile, said it could no longer cope with the fast-expanding humanitarian crisis in Syria, where a raging civil conflict has left millions in need of shelter, medical aid, food and other necessities.