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Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Red Cross

Last month
November 2023
Flood relief schemes extended to small businesses affected by Storm Debi in Galway
Cabinet approved the extension of two schemes to businesses in the county today.
Last year
Donations to Irish Red Cross reached €42 million for the crisis in Ukraine
A further €1.6 million was donated towards victims of the Creeslough tragedy.
Opinion: Ireland has shown great leadership in protecting civilians affected by urban warfare
Liam O’Dwyer and Philip Spoerri of the Red Cross welcome today’s political declaration on urban warfare expected at Dublin Castle.
Thousands of refugees may be forced back to hotels after students return
The Irish Red Cross said around 3,000 refugees staying in student accommodation will have to move out by the end of August.
Taoiseach: Officials vetting accommodation for refugees amid report of 'sex for housing' offer
Taoiseach says Ireland will take in a further 500 Ukrainian refugees that are currently in Moldova.
Red Cross appeals to hackers after major cyberattack
It was not immediately clear who was behind the breach.
All time
Noteworthy: Community-sourced ideas and crowdfunded investigations win four awards this year
The Journal’s investigative platform published 14 investigations in 2021 and scooped 4 awards.
More than 100 believed killed in airstrike on Yemen detention centre
The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals.
'The future of humanity hangs in the balance': Why the world could not handle a nuclear attack
An expert explains how we could be “headed for a nuclear arms race”.
'An invisible actor': The Irishman who delivered aid to 30,000 people in war-torn Syria
Mark Mullan is a finalist for the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
A murder investigation in Sligo, Fianna Fáil’s rising popularity and the death of British actress Emma Chambers…
Poll: Should first aid be compulsory in schools?
What do you think?
Irish aid workers are helping to fight the worst humanitarian crisis in the world
One in fifty people in Yemen have contracted cholera.
'Picking leaves from the trees': How locals in Yemen are surviving on the brink of famine
People have been killed by shelling on their way to collect bread, a Red Cross aid worker said.
Tiger attacks and kills zookeeper in its cage
The grim discovery of the keeper’s body was made at around 5.00pm.
The Red Cross is setting up emergency drinking water points on the Shannon
Here’s where they’ll be…
How does a German master brewer wind up in the rolling hills of Wicklow?
Profile: By the end of the decade, it’s hoped around 500 people will be employed in Irish micro-breweries. Mathis Korme is the country’s latest brew-master…
"Where's the local beer?": How tourist demand is driving the microbrewery boom
A new brewery in Wicklow gets its official launch today. Its owners say they were regularly asked by tourists to recommend local beers.
Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola
The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.
Russian aid convoy begins customs check after Ukraine border delay
Trucks were deemed a ‘Trojan horse’ by Ukrainian authorities, a claim denied by Moscow.
Ireland will take in a small number of families fleeing the violence in Iraq
As much as €500,000 in emergency funding will also be provided to organisations working in the area.
Ukraine isn't going to let Russia's 'humanitarian convoy' across its border
Russia insisted its military would not be involved in the convoy, but Kiev said Moscow could only play a role as part of a broader Red Cross mission.
Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission
The move was averted through diplomatic channels.
Two people gored at the running of the bulls in Pamplona
One person was gored in the chest and another in the leg in today’s run.
Three kidnapped Red Cross staffers are 'free and safe'
Seven staff had been kidnapped when their convoy was stopped at a roadside.
Group of climbers rescued from Wicklow mountain in 8-hour operation
Three people were injured after one person fell on Luggala mountain before 5.30pm on Saturday.
North Korea agrees to reunions for families separated since the 50s
These reunions had been held for years to get families back together up until 2010 when tensions between the two countries rose again.
Red Cross asks for access to Qusair to bring food, water and medicine
The charity said it was “alarmed” by the consequences of the continuing conflict in Qusair.
PICS: The 'humanitarian catastrophe' of Syrian refugee camps
The Red Cross is on the ground at refugee camps in Jordan, where people – mainly women and children – who fled Syria await an uncertain future.
Two people rescued from highest mountain in Wicklow
The mountain rescue team came to the aid of a man and a young girl in separate rescue operations today.
Proposals for Korean family reunions 'rejected'
Families have been separated since the 1950-53 Korean War.
Councillor seeks defibrillator training for Gardaí
Gardaí say they have suspended a defibrillator pilot programme in Blanchardstown and are evaluating a pilot in Kilkenny.
20,000 flee ethnic clashes in southern Ethiopia
At least 18 people have been killed in the fighting in the south of the country.
The progression in world views on Syria's conflict
Take a look at how the views of world leaders progressed since the start of the Syrian protests.
Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.
GALLERY: Red Cross teams deal with (fake) injuries across Dundalk
This year’s First Aid Convention Europe was hosted by the Irish Red Cross in Louth this week.
Cork flood victims to get emergency cash for food
The first grants of up to €1000 are expected to be made this week as the recovery effort continues.
British doctor killed by captors in Pakistan
The body of 60-year-old Khalil Rasjed Dale, who had been working for the Red Cross, was found four months after he was kidnapped.
See the posters that lured the 'Lost Generation' to war
A selection from the Library of Congress’ 1914-1920 collection.