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  • American Red Cross Giving Free COVID Antibody Test if You Donate Blood

    07/26/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 0726/20 | self
    Saw online that the Red Cross will give free antibody test to those who donate blood. Seven to 10 day turnaround. Note, however, that the test used is Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics (lgG), which has one of the lowest sensitivities (just 90%) but is 100% specific. That is, if you test positive, the result is extremely likely to be correct, but if you test negative, there is slight chance the test is wrong, i.e., antibodies are present but at levels below the test's threshold for detection, or the test did not recognize those antibodies. 
  • Trump Sends Funds Meant for Pro-Abortion WHO to Samaritan’s Purse, Red Cross to Fight Coronavirus

    04/17/2020 7:25:12 AM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 58 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 04/17/2020 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will halt monetary contributions to the World Health Organization while the administration reviews the mistakes it made managing the pandemic. Now, president Trump has announced where the funds will be going instead — to two organizations fighting the coronavirus: Samaritan’s Purse and the Red Cross.
  • Taliban revoke ban on Red Cross, provide security guarantees

    09/15/2019 1:30:31 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/15/2019 | Reuters
    13 hrs ago Brown scores in Pats debut, almost wrecks himself after Dem candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban on Sunday revoked their ban on the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan and gave a guarantee of security for its staff doing humanitarian work in areas under their control. Taliban leaders imposed a ban on the ICRC and the World Health Organization (WHO) in April saying the organizations were carrying out "suspicious" activities during vaccinations campaigns and not sticking to their declared missions. "The Islamic Emirate restores the former security guarantees to ICRC...
  • Deadly earthquake rocks Philippines, buildings sway in Manila

    04/22/2019 8:06:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | 04/22/2019 | By Eric Leister,
    A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Monday. The earthquake was centered about 60 km (37 miles) northwest of the capital city of Manila, which is home to more than 12 million people. It's magnitude was initially rated as strong as 6.3. At least five fatalities have been confirmed so far in Pampanga province, according to Pampanga governor Lilia Pineda. More than 20 other people were injured due to collapsed buildings and walls in the province. Search and rescue operations are ongoing for at least 19 missing individuals, according to the Philippine Red Cross.
  • Cyclone may have killed more than 1,000 people, Mozambique president says

    03/18/2019 10:17:26 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/18/19
    More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation's president said. "It is a real disaster of great proportions," President Filipe Nyusi said. Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people. It struck Beira, an Indian Ocean port city of a half-million people, late Thursday and then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi with strong winds and heavy rain. But it took days for the...
  • PHOTOS: Melania Trump Shines Bright Assembling Red Cross Care Packages for American Troops

    11/29/2018 5:41:06 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Nov 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump shined bright on Tuesday as she assembled care packages with the Red Cross for American troops and service members stationed overseas. Mrs. Trump embraced the families of American troops in a patriotic ensemble of entirely red, white, and blue — how appropriate! Mrs. Trump’s striped cashmere sweater is by Madeleine Thompson, matching the red stripe of the garment with her red skinny jeans and flats.....“I’m very thankful for the men and women in uniform who sacrifice daily to protect not only the American people, but our freedoms and way of life,” Mrs. Trump said. “Our...
  • International Red Cross warns of food crisis in North Korea

    08/11/2018 5:31:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    As negotiations continue over President Trump’s demand that North Korea junk its nuclear weapons and missile programs, Kim Jong-un’s bargaining position ay be weakening. Reuters reports: A heat wave in North Korea has led to rice, maize and other crops withering in the fields, “with potentially catastrophic effects”, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Friday. The world’s largest disaster relief network warned of a risk of a “full-blown food security crisis” in the isolated country, where a famine in the mid-1990s killed up to three million people. It said the worrying situation...
  • Unhinged: Joe Scarborough Claims the Red Cross is Spinning for the White House

    06/24/2018 4:47:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | June 24, 2018 |
    Over the weekend, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough took to Twitter and suggested the Trump administration was “banning” the American Red Cross from tending to the kids separated from their families at the border. After the Red Cross clarified what was going on, Scarborough’s Trump Derangement Syndrome flared up and he accused the international relief charity of shilling for the President.Scarborough’s deranged accusations started after the American Red Cross tweeted out a link on Friday (June 22) highlighting organizations mobilizing to help the immigrants detained. “We share everyone's concern about the border situation and stand ready to help. We...
  • Q Anon: (4/14/18) FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    04/14/2018 5:11:44 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,001 replies ^ | 4/14/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger those who choose to use some of their time in this manner. I plan to post one thread at a time and ping new drops posted to it. When I post each (new) thread, the prior thread is retired and all new posts occur on the newest thread. If you are new to Q Anon, the three links below provide overviews to...
  • Aid convoy arrives in Syria's Afrin, ICRC says

    03/01/2018 2:17:47 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    The Region ^ | (3-1-2018) 01/03/2018 11:51 | The Region
    An aid convoy carrying humanitarian supplies for 50,000 displaced people has arrived in Afrin in Syria, a spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as Turkey wages an offensive in the area. The spokeswoman, Iolanda Jaquemet, said it was the first time this year that the ICRC and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent had got the agreement of the warring sides for such a convoy. The ICRC is concerned that the fighting between Turkish forces and the Kurdish YPG militia is moving closer to a dam and water treatment facility that are vital for water...

    01/16/2018 5:19:47 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01/14/17
    "I dont know when and where this is, but look at how the Red Cross helps criminals and terrorists smuggle billions of dollars"
  • Red Cross Demands Branches Remove Crucifixes To Be More Secular

    12/05/2017 5:30:20 AM PST · by blam · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Volunteers have criticised the Red Cross charity after receiving a communication telling them to remove crucifixes from the walls of their branches as the organisation looks to become more secular. The Belgian branches of the international aid organisation received an email from the Provincial Committee of the Red Cross in Ličge to remove all crucifixes. André Rouffart, president of the Red Cross in Verviers, said: “We were asked to respect the principles of the Red Cross”, and not to distinguish between race or religious belief 7sur7 reports. Mr. Rouffart said there had been pushback from volunteers and other members on...
  • Red Cross admits $6 million fraud during Ebola crisis

    11/05/2017 7:09:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 5 November 2017 15:18 CET+01:00
    The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6 million (€5.2 million). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure any staff involved are held to account.” The Ebola virus killed more than 11,300 people and infected an estimated 29,000, mainly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The IFRC said the operations set up to contain the outbreak “were among the most complex in recent...
  • Texas governor voiced 'concern' about Red Cross after Harvey

    11/02/2017 1:27:06 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/1/2017 | PAUL J. WEBER
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he raised concerns with the American Red Cross following Hurricane Harvey that hundreds of millions of dollars in donations wasn't getting to people who need it. His comments heaped another powerful voice onto questions surrounding the organization's response to the Category 4 storm that struck Texas in August and left behind what may become the costliest natural disaster cleanup in U.S. history. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett have previously discouraged donors from giving to the Red Cross after blaming the organization for problems at emergency shelters. Speaking to reporters...
  • Former Kazakhstan uranium czar blames imprisonment on sale of Clinton-linked Canadian company to ...

    11/02/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | 11/2/17 | Tom Blackwell
    Mukhtar Dzhakishev is by all accounts in miserable shape.Languishing in a “harsh” Kazakhstan prison colony that was once part of Stalin’s gulag system, he suffers from hypertension, hardened arteries and kidney disease likely triggered by a severe beating.“His life is constantly at risk,” one human-rights group warned in September, as it urged the international community to advocate on Dzakishev’s behalf.Largely unable to communicate with the outside world, the former head of Kazakhstan’s state uranium conglomerate has made one thing clear: he blames his arrest and 14-year prison term at least in part on a Canadian company’s corporate dealings.More specifically, Dzakishev...
  • Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight

    10/26/2017 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2017 | Anne Barnard
    It may not be politically popular to raise concerns about the human rights of Islamic State fighters and their families. But the International Committee of the Red Cross, which has monitored the treatment of the wounded, prisoners and civilians in wartime for a century and a half, sought to do just that in a strongly worded statement on Thursday. The organization is concerned about rhetoric that “dehumanizes” and “demonizes” the enemy or suggests that a particular adversary is “outside the bounds of humanity” and can be treated “as if humanitarian law doesn’t apply,” the group’s deputy director for the Middle...
  • Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Military Shipments

    06/06/2017 3:15:18 AM PDT · by blueplum · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06 June 2017 | By ADAM GOLDMAN and ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON — An American kidnapped two years ago in Yemen while helping coordinate aid for Unicef and the Red Cross also had a second, secret role: He was shipping materials for elite military commandos under a clandestine contract his employer had with the Pentagon. The arrangement with Special Operations forces has never been made public. {snip} Mr. Darden’s work offers a rare look into the shadowy world of military contractors that operate in lawless war zones like Yemen, Somalia and Libya. But arrangements like the one Transoceanic had with Special Operations forces can cast suspicion over aid workers, potentially putting...
  • Red Cross Was Stealing from Church Doorsteps to Redistribute or Sell Items for Profit

    09/12/2017 6:24:01 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 12, 2017 | Martin Brodel
    Red Cross admits it, says Obama made it legal.
  • Red Cross admits to staying in high-priced Houston hotel

    09/12/2017 3:50:32 PM PDT · by lionstar · 64 replies ^ | September 11, 2017 | Ted Oberg
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- At least one city leader is questioning the Red Cross's choice of hotels while coming to Houston to help with Harvey relief. City Councilman Dave Martin dubbed the charity the "Red Loss." He made the point last week at city hall, claiming he hadn't seen the charity in his district. Five days later, they still haven't shown up in Kingwood, Martin claims. Flood victims like Ronald Leggett, who live in Kingwood echo Martin's complaints. "I haven't seen them," Leggett said. "I've been here almost every day." But that's not what really has Martin upset. Some of the...
  • Too white Red Cross struggled to help

    09/11/2017 12:43:04 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 28 replies
    The Times ^ | 9.10.317 | Dipesh Gadher
    The head of the British Red Cross has admitted the charity struggled with the Grenfell disaster because its workforce is too white.