The death toll from a landslide that buried three villages in eastern Uganda stood at 18 Tuesday, and rescue officials fear the figure will rise.
A militant Islamist group claimed responsibility Monday for bombings the day before that the Nigerian Red Cross said left 50 people at three Christian churches in Nigeria.
Three people died in clashes with police in Jos, hours after a car bomb killed five people during services at a church.
Three church bombings and retaliatory attacks in northern Nigeria killed at least 50 people Sunday and injured more than 130 others, the Nigerian Red Cross Society said.
Machete-wielding gunmen raided several remote villages in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 12 people and wounding 48, the Red Cross said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it was suspending its work in Pakistan pending a review of its presence in the South Asian country.
A long-time Red Cross staffer has been killed by his kidnappers in Pakistan, the International Committee of the Red Cross and British government said Sunday.
At least eight people were killed, including one suicide bomber, and dozens were wounded in three bomb blasts in central and northern Nigeria on Thursday, the Red Cross said.
Nearly 1,100 homes were hit by the tornadoes that struck the Dallas-Fort Worth area Tuesday, including 349 homes that were destroyed, a Red Cross spokeswoman said Thursday.
Severe storms tore through the Midwest and South on Friday, killing at least 32 people. Tornadoes were reported from Alabama to Ohio.
Japanese scientists believes the chances of a mega-quake hitting Tokyo have risen. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.
A Red Crescent official and a priest were among the two dozen reported killed Wednesday in Syria, where a pro-government militia stormed neighborhoods in a city already notorious for an earlier revolt.
Severe weather tore through the Southeast Sunday night and Monday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 100.
Nigerians took to the streets for the second day of a nationwide strike Tuesday, showing their anger over a government decision that has more than doubled fuel prices in the largely impoverished country.
A British national working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was kidnapped Thursday in Pakistan's volatile southwestern province of Balochistan, police and Red Cross officials said.
Tropical Storm Washi moved away from the southern Philippines early Monday, but not before leaving behind a wake of destruction and at least 652 people dead, according to the Philippine Red Cross.
The death toll from a tropical storm that pummeled the Philippines rose to at least 447 on Sunday, according to the national chairman of the Philippine Red Cross.
Designer Nate Berkus shares his experience as a victim of a tsunami and his personal connection to the Red Cross.
Designer and TV host Nate Berkus is a member of the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet, which helps to highlight the organization's initiatives and response efforts.
A weekend landslide in central Colombia killed at least 38 people and more than a dozen are still missing, a Red Cross spokesman said Monday.
A series of bomb and gun attacks targeting police stations, mosques and churches left 65 people dead in northeastern Nigeria, the Red Cross said Saturday.
More than a million hungry Somalis living in southern and central areas hit hard by war and drought will start seeing much needed food distributed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, the agency said Wednesday.
The death toll has gone up to 96 after a gas pipeline leaked fuel and exploded this week in a densely populated slum in the Kenyan capital, Red Cross officials said Thursday.
A fuel pipeline exploded in a densely populated Nairobi slum Monday morning, flattening homes, reducing some bodies to dust and forcing a massive evacuation of the area amid fears that big pools of leaked fuel could ignite, police and Kenya Red Cross officials said.
A Red Cross emergency worker describes the suspected cause and scene after a fuel pipeline in Kenya kills scores.
Work to recover bodies from the scene of a pipeline explosion in a densely populated Nairobi slum has ended, Kenya Red Cross said Tuesday.
A Libyan rebel fighter collapses to the ground during a firefight in the city of Misrata. Shrapnel rips through an artery in his leg, and he is rapidly losing blood. Medics battle to save his life in an abandoned building that doubles as an emergency operating theater.
Microblogging in China often leads to popularity -- or notoriety -- in the internet community. A few microblog posts of a young Chinese woman stirred huge controversy in China's cyberspace, putting the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC), China's biggest charity organization, and its affiliates under attack for their corruption and misuse of public donations.
Torrential rain and massive floods that have been pounding Colombia this year have not let up, and dozens of people are dead amid widespread destruction, the Colombian Red Cross said Wednesday.
Firefighters in Brattleboro, Vermont, were battling a five-alarm blaze at an apartment complex early Monday, authorities said.
Heavy rains that began early in January in northern central Namibia have reached staggering proportions, with 80 people drowned and half a million others affected directly or indirectly, officials said.
The world continues to mobilize to help victims after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan.
When it comes to lending support for victims of the earthquake in Japan, there are text donations, in-kind contributions -- and a little retail therapy.
Actress Sandra Bullock sent a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross this week to help with earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan, the Red Cross said Thursday.
In the wake of Japan's quake crisis, many Americans are eager to help. But they must be aware of scammers seeking to take advantage of them.
After the fifth largest earthquake in history struck Japan, many Americans have been eager to help -- but donations can be tricky, particularly in the earliest phase of the recovery effort.
When Gloria Huang accidentally blasted off a tweet from the Twitter account of her employer -- the Red Cross -- she had no idea her call for beer would turn into a blood donation drive and give a small craft brewery a boost.
A Colombian rebel group released one hostage Sunday -- two less than expected -- the International Red Cross said.
Some families in Yemen have not seen their relatives imprisoned at the U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in almost a decade.
A U.S. diplomatic cable written five years ago concluded that the government of India condoned torture of suspects held in detention centers in Jammu and Kashmir, a region that has seen a long guerrilla war by Muslim separatists, many supported by Pakistan.
South Korea's Red Cross says it will provide about 10 billion won ($8.6 million) in aid to North Korea in light of recent flooding, state media said Monday.
The deadly flash floods that swept through remote Arkansas valleys, killing some campers and leaving many others missing, are a grim reminder of the sudden nature of flash floods and the importance of being prepared for emergencies.
The singer, who personally donated $500,000, was joined on a telethon by Keith Urban, Vince Gill and more
Eight staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross who were kidnapped April 9 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were released Friday, the Red Cross said.
An armed group in strife-torn eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has kidnapped eight international Red Cross staffers -- seven Congolese and a Swiss delegate -- the aid group said Tuesday.
Leftist rebels are expected to release two Colombian soldiers -- one of whom has been held for 12 years -- this weekend, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.
Three aid groups called Thursday for an immediate halt to any new adoptions of Haitian children after last week's earthquake.
President Obama congratulates the Red Cross on their fund-raising efforts for Haiti earthquake aid.
A campaign using text messages to raise money for the Red Cross has tallied more than $21 million for relief efforts in Haiti.
Donations via text message raised $7 million for the American Red Cross's Haiti relief efforts as of 11 p.m. Thursday.
Several armed men Thursday abducted a French national working for the Red Cross in Sudan's volatile Darfur region, the agency said.
"These are top notch. I mean, these are really good!" said Cosman Dragoiescu, holding a plastic Panera Bread cup with two sugar-sprinkled, glazed nuggets that did look, for the most part, tasty.
A Red Cross worker was among the 43 people killed in a massive car bombing in southern Afghanistan, the aid organization said Wednesday.
No running water, no electricity, no fuel and little food.
The ICRC exposes the plight of children lost and orphaned during fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is increasing its humanitarian efforts in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the humanitarian situation has deteriorated since last fall.
Shelling in the conflict zone of Sri Lanka has killed a Red Cross worker. ITN's Nick Paton Walsh reports.
Three Red Cross workers kidnapped nearly a month ago in the Philippines are in regular touch with the aid agency and seem to be in good health, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
More than 100 people were killed and several dozen wounded when an overturned petrol tanker exploded in Kenya early Sunday, authorities said.
Three Red Cross workers kidnapped this week in the southern Philippines have made contact with the aid group to say they are unharmed, but they remain missing, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Saturday.
Till Mayer is a photographer working for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In 2003 Mayer traveled to Bam, Iran, to chronicle the relief effort following an earthquake that killed at least 26,000 and devastated the historic city. This month, five years on, he returned to Bam to see how the city and its people have changed.
A severe ice storm covers New Jersey with ice and snow leaving downed trees and knockng out power.
Hypothermia develops when body temperature, usually at 98.6ºF, drops below 90ºF. Frostbite occurs when parts of our bodies -- usually fingers and toes -- freeze because the blood vessels have constricted and blood flow is reduced. According to the Red Cross, about 700 people in the United States die every year from hypothermia and frostbite. People can become lost in the wilderness, stranded in their cars or trapped at home without utilities.
Italy's foreign minister is working with Kenyan authorities to secure the release of two Italian nuns, who were kidnapped Monday by suspected Somalian bandits, according to the foreign ministry in Rome.
The Red Cross is asking for $7.8 million in emergency funds to help the victims of a deadly earthquake in southwest Pakistan.
Video from the rescue of 15 hostages held by FARC in Colombia shows possible misuse of a Red Cross logo.
The International Committee of the Red Cross expressed its concern Wednesday over what may have been the improper use of its emblem in the daring rescue last month of 15 hostages in Colombia.
Colombia's minister of defense has admitted that two of the nine people involved in this month's daring rescue of 15 hostages held by Colombian rebels were pretending to be working for a Venezuela-based television news organization.
Two people who helped rescue 15 hostages from Colombian rebels posed as journalists from a real Venezuela-based television news organization, Colombia's defense minister said Wednesday.
Officials wait to see if the only remaining levee in Winfield, Missouri, will hold.
Sodden and crumbling, the Pin Oak levee was the only thing standing between Winfield, Missouri, and the flood-swollen Mississippi River on Wednesday.
For only the second time in its 125-year history, the American Red Cross has borrowed from banks -- this time, to provide services for the victims storms and flooding in the Midwest.
The thought of going home terrifies Sarafina Nyambura.
Flooding in central Colombia has left at least 14 people dead, 100 injured and 100,000 homeless over the past week, officials said Wednesday.
Representatives from more than one hundred governments meet to ban cluster bombs. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
They are some of the world's ugliest weapons -- large, unreliable and notoriously inaccurate, wreaking havoc long after the end of armed conflict.
Residents in this sprawling river delta city hacked their way through downed trees and trudged through knee-deep swirling brown waters Monday as they tried to pick up the pieces of their lives after a deadly cyclone ravaged the southeast Asian country over the weekend.
Weeks of fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City neighborhood have destroyed the main market and isolated civilians from supplies of food and water, the International Committee of the Red Cross warned Wednesday.
Rescuers raced to provide assistance Monday after an earthquake killed at least 39 people and injured 669 in central Africa, according to the Red Cross.
Rescuers raced to provide assistance Monday after an earthquake killed at least 39 people and injured 669 in central Africa, according to the Red Cross.
The violence plaguing western Kenya's Rift Valley spread to the country's Western Province Monday, according to an official with the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Detainees at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan are talking to relatives for the first time in years after the Red Cross set up a system for video-conference calls, the agency said Monday.
Amid concerns about terrorism and mail threats in a post-September 11 world, two organizations and hundreds of volunteers have stepped in to make sure wounded U.S. troops receive some much-needed holiday cheer.
In Washington, volunteers screen cards for injured troops. CNN's Gary Nurenberg reports.
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Red Cross President and CEO Mark W. Everson has stepped down after revelations he was "engaged in a personal relationship with a subordinate employee," the organization announced Tuesday.
The Iraqi Red Crescent struggles to help the country's poor, sick and displaced. CNN's Morgan Neill reports.
As a family rushed to flee their home before it burned, a woman caught the images on videotape.
The wildfires in California have forced an exodus of estimated 950,000 people from their homes. But where have they all gone?
It is hot. So hot, that the mud on Faqeir Edris Faqeir's hands dries in less than a minute. As the old man rubs the palms of his hands together little bits of clay land in front of his feet. In the swamp where his house used to stand only one wall remains; the floods took the rest.
Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday sued the American Red Cross over the use by the relief group and its partners of J&J's trademark red cross logo on first aid kits, hand sanitizer and medical gloves sold to the public.
When bad weather strikes, a few precautions can save valuable time -- and maybe even your life. Check out 10 safety tips when evacuating from strong storms, according to the National Hurricane Center and the American Red Cross.
Two Red Cross workers were killed Monday at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon as Lebanese forces and Islamic militants battled, a Red Cross representative said.
More rain predicted in San Francisco threatens to further crumble a hillside that fell apart in a landslide Tuesday.
On Sunday armed gunmen released six of the 30 men they had kidnapped earlier in the day from the offices of Iraqi aid agency the Red Crescent, a spokesman for the organization said.
More than 400 people were killed and nearly 500 injured by Typhoon Durian, which slammed into the Philippines Friday, according to the International Red Cross.
More than 400 people -- including government and charity workers -- have been charged so far with illegally benefiting from Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing flooding, according to a Justice Department report released Wednesday.
The sixth annual World Refugee Day is Tuesday. The United Nations unanimously adopted a resolution in 2000 to remember refugees on a special day each year.
The Red Cross has opened the following emergency shelters in Florida for people affected by Tropical Storm Alberto: