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Avian Flu
Bird Flu has landed in India , in Nandurbar, a north district of Maharashtra. The kind of flue confirmed in Nandurbar is the same as the one reported across the world i.e. H5N1 ‘sub type'. Speculations that migratory birds spread H5N1 infection to birds, but the timing and area suggest it is not. It is still not confirmed how it reached Nunderbar. In 1997 H5N1 first infected humans in Hong Kong causing six deaths. Since Mid 2003 it has hit poultry hard; and confirmed 169 human cases in four Asian countries of whom 91 died. On 18 th February 2006 a death in Indonesia is reported...»Read More
IRCS Organizes The Youth Development Workshop
The youth of India represent one-third of our population and constitute a vibrant and vital human resource. They play an indispensable role in shaping the destiny of the nation which infact is their own destiny...»Read More
IRCS observed the World AID's Day
Started in 1988, the World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. It is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS by increasing awareness, imparting education and fighting prejudices... »Read More
The IRCS MRE Programme a Boon in Itself
Mines can be characterized as a stealer of lives, limb and livelihood. Unfortunately every 30 minutes there is a new casualty caused by it and if we all want to live in a mine-free world it will take 1100 years to get rid of it... »Read More
IRCS Efforts for Women Empowerment in Salt Lake Kolkata
Statistics reveal the sordid fact that woman around the world constitute 70 percent of the poorest, earns just 10 percent of the world's income. The efforts for women empowerment have to be made, the mission of gender equality has to be achieved, the economic independence of women and their self reliance has to be addressed... »Read More
The IRCS Bags the Henry Dunant Medal
The VIIth Asia and Pacific Regional Conference of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies was held in Singapore from November 19th to 23rd 2006... »Read More
IRCS Blood Bank response to the Dengue Haemorrhage outbreak
Disease, disaster or disorder see no border. One such example of this is the recent outbreak of the Dengue pandemic, which pushed the countrywide death toll to 180 and affected thousands others... »Read More

IRCS Plan of Action in Strengthening Red Cross Volunteer Capacity
Volunteering in itself is a world, which needs to be explored as it brings not only the sense of fulfilment but also contentment. The Indian Red Cross Society, since its inception acknowledges volunteering and its strength too, lies in the twelve million volunteers and members spread all over India... »Read More

Indian Red Cross responds to Chikungunya Fever
According to the report of World Health Organization (WHO) till October 10th, 2006, 151 Districts in eight States of India have been affected by Chikungunya fever... »Read More
Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss recommends increment for Red Cross Course
The Indian Red Cross Society made its foray in the field of academics by starting a one year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Disaster Preparedness & Rehabilitation in affiliation with Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University... »Read More
An Update on Indian Red Cross Flood Relief Action
There is no much respite from the flood havoc and its wrath continues to affect the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The Indian Red Cross continues the relief operations in the affected areas...
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An Update on Indian Red Cross Flood Relief Action in Rajasthan
Rains and floods has affected 12 Districts in the State of Rajasthan i.e. Banswara, Barmer, Chittorgarh, Kota, Dungarpur, Jhalawar, Jalore, Pali, Rajsamand, Sirohi, Udaipur and Jaisalmer. About 57.98 lakh population, 17.35 lakh hectares of cultivable land and 5809 villages are severely affected. Floods have already claimed 130 human lives...
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Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation Projects taken Up
PUDUKOTTAI: The Red Cross has taken up post-tsunami rehabilitation projects in two coastal villages with the aim of creating additional facilities and overall economic development of the fishermen community. The Rs.35 lakh project, financially supported by the Red Cross, commenced in R. Pudhupattinam in Avudaiyarkoil taluk and V. Pudhukudi in Manamelkudi taluk in the month of June 2006... »Read More

Women of Courage: Indian Red Cross Volunteers help with disaster preparedness
She has seen it all: death, misery and pain that recurring cyclones have brought to the people living along the coast, but still has the strength and courage to help others. Circumstances have failed to dampen the spirits of Padmabati Nayak, a 56-year-old Red Cross women volunteer from (Kantipur). With her will and determination she has aptly proved that where there is a will there is a way...
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Indian Red Cross Scales New Heights in Disaster Preparedness
"Although we can not control hazards, but we do have the ability to plan ahead and stop them from becoming disasters,” said S. Lawrence, a Red Cross volunteer from Tamil Nadu. "Planning ahead is the key and this National Disaster Response Team (NDRT-II) is a positive step forward, I feel lucky to be a part of such an initiative" he adds...»Read More

World Health Day
The tradition of celebration of the World Red Cross Day on May 8th, was this year observed by paying tribute to the volunteers for their unprecedented contribution to the people in need. A seminar was held at the National Headquarter on the theme, ‘Our strength, Our future- Committed Volunteer' and in this seminar the experienced members of Indian Red Cross Society, commended the volunteers for their selfless efforts...»Reaad More

World Red Cross Day
Every year on April 7th the world celebrates World Health Day and this year too events were organized to mark the importance of health for healthy and happy lives... »Read More
World Blood Donors Day
He Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), National head quarters (NHQ) celebrated world blood donor day on 14 June, 2006. The event was supported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), India delegation. The occasion was marked by a host of activities at the NHQ... »Read More
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