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After Harvey, the Red Cross tries to speed up relief with drones

Sep 22, 2017
The Red Cross has been using drones in Texas to help steer relief efforts to those places that need them most.
A tethered drone hovers over a pasture near Hankamer, Texas, looking for damage from Harvey. 
Travis Bubenik/ for Marketplace

Haiti’s complicated history with foreign aid

Oct 10, 2016
After Hurricane Matthew, how might aid be administered in Haiti?
UN blue helmets load aid which arrived in US helicopters onto a truck for people affected by Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, southwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on October 10, 2016. Haiti's death toll from monster Hurricane Matthew has risen to 372, civil defense officials said Monday, as the impoverished country continues to dig out of massive destruction in the south. More than 175,500 people were staying in temporary shelters, days after the Caribbean's worst storm in nearly a decade slammed into Haiti last Tuesday. 

The numbers for October 29, 2014

Oct 29, 2014
Hurricane Sandy was a "secret disaster" for the Red Cross. Let's do the numbers.

Red Cross launches appeal for Spanish poor

Oct 10, 2012
The disaster relief agency asks for help to assist those affected by the European debt crisis.