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Simulating War in the Classroom

By Kristen Vodak

Classrooms normally reserved for first aid and CPR training were repurposed for war simulations and a mock international criminal court.  On Friday, November 18 the Red Cross International Services Department hosted the highly interactive “Raid Cross” – a program developed by the Red Cross to help provide young people a framework to interpret violence in the media and to understand these situations from a humanitarian point of view.  185 more words


Meet the Latest Class of “Graduates” from our Red Cross Restoring Family Links Program

“In light of current global challenges, the program continues to be a vital connection for families, among agencies and countries,” said Carmela Burke, a Red Cross volunteer and class participant. 70 more words


Working Locally to Affect Change Globally

By Jessica Tischler, International Services Director, Northeast Ohio Region

Each year, disasters around the world devastate the lives of millions of people.  The American Red Cross is taking action to help save lives by: 248 more words

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Study Abroad Fair showcases travel opportunities for students

This isn’t your usual fair. It’s a fair of pamphlets, books and representatives each at their respective tables, waiting to tell students about the opportunities they can have abroad. 93 more words


Of Beds and Dancing

A quick throwback to the 2015 Tichakunda Children’s Home Bunk-Bed Drive in Partnership with Sarah Foltz, Living Water of Ohio and Rotary Club of Harare West…

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A New Pair of Shoes

By Anna Kultin “They stole my childhood.” Joseph uses these simple words to describe his experience as an Iraqi refugee. He was 2½-years-old when his family fled from Iraq to Kuwait back in 1991, during the First Gulf War, then to a refugee camp in Saudi Arabia, hoping for a better life.  777 more words
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Sisters Bridge Seven Decades of Separation

By Kayla Ihrig, AmeriCorps serving the American Red Cross NW Region

I first heard about Marta last September. By this time, her story was known by most of my colleagues as “The Ukraine Sisters.” She was at the heart of an unbelievable story of separation—72 years!—suddenly reunited with her sister on a Skype call from the US to Ukraine. 539 more words