CVTL organized First Aid Training for Journalists

A two-day training for journalists was co-organized by the Communication Department of the Timor-Leste Red Cross (CVTL) and the International Committee of the Red Crossin Dare, Dili, Timor-Leste on 15-16 November 2016. Seven journalists from six media in Timor-Leste took part in the training, which was also attended by the Branch Coordinators of Timor-Leste Red Cross from 13 districts. Read More

The hidden toll of El Niño in Timor-Leste

Coming back to Timor-Leste to work with the Cruz Vermelha de Timor-Leste – CVTL (Timor Leste Red Cross) after 4 years was a great feeling. Progress in this young country has been dramatic but the reason for my being here wasn’t a celebratory one. Over the past six months a slow-onset drought had caused hardship for 120,000 people across the country.  Thanks largely to El Ni&ntiRead More

Timor-Leste Red Cross opens the doors of its new headquarters

By Kate Smith, IFRC Over the weekend, as the world was grappling with the humanitarian impacts of conflict and national disaster in Gaza, China and Nepal (among others), a small, but dynamic National Society in South East Asia was celebrating a bright spot in its own challenging history. On Saturday August 2nd, in a ceremony in Dili, Timor-Leste Minister of Health (MSRead More