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In 2018, Hassan Al Kontar was stranded in an airport for 7 months as his asylum claim was reviewed. Now, Hassan is once again in the news — this time for the ways he gives back to the country that took him in.

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Red Cross Red Crescent magazine is a global, humanitarian affairs magazine that serves as a source of high-quality humanitarian analysis and reporting for the many components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Through a digital and innovative storytelling approach, its content addresses challenges and trends in the humanitarian sector, tells thought-provoking and moving stories that capture what happens in the field, amplifies the voices of the communities we serve and positions the magazine as a lead voice in the sector.

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The great data gold rush

In this series, we explore how humanitarian organizations use data in creative new ways to help people around the world through immense hardship. And we examine the great challenge humanitarians face in the 21st century: protecting people from harm in the physical world is entirely dependent on the protection of their personal data, their virtual persona, in cyberspace. Stay tuned! We will release episodes 2 and 3 weekly

2 of 3| Block or accept?

As humanitarian groups have rushed to embrace new technologies, biometric data such as eye, finger and palm scans have become a common method for humanitarian organizations to track aid during emergencies. But is the humanitarian sector fully ready to protect this most personal form of data?

Women in Science

For centuries, women have made significant contributions to science, medicine and technology. Thanks to their work, the world is safer, healthier and more humane. The tradition continues. Meet Romy, astrophysics student and volunteer at Slovak Red Cross, and Eva, biologist and emergency response delegate at Spanish Red Cross. With this series, we celebrate all women and girls in science.

Recipes for Resilience

Food brings us closer together. It connects us to our roots, to our family and our traditions. But climate change, economic upheaval, displacement or conflict are putting the nutrition and well-being of many communities at great risk. In this series we explore the foods we love, the people who cook them and the links between our favorite meals and the critical human challenges of our times.

Comfort after the storm

From ‘Hurricane Burgers’ to lobster wraps, Lovely Reckley serves traditional Bahamian comfort food with a twist as her restaurant helps a community recover from a deadly storm

Expert Sources

Through a series of online interviews with different experts from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Red Cross Red Crescent magazine dives deep to explore different angles in which Covid-19 is affecting some of the most vulnerable communities around the world. How would Ramadan change during lockdown? How to support people with disabilities during this health emergency? Join us in this Expert Sources series and find out more.
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When lightning strikes twice (or even three times)

The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a critical examination of how communities and countries prepare for multiple, overlapping crises. Here are a few lessons the Japanese Red Cross Society learned after the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant meltdown ten years ago this month.

Connection in the age of distance

Migrants and refugees know what it means to be cut off from society, and from their loved ones and cultures far away. At a time defined by separation, let’s listen to what they have to say about coping and connecting in the age of Covid-19.

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