‘Would you like some CPR with that..?’

Pizza-heart-BLOGA pizza delivery boy got more than he bargained for when he came across a life-threatening emergency – but he had a first aid trick or two up his sleeve.

Anson Lemmer probably thought he’d got an easy summer job.

After all, working as a pizza delivery boy in a sunny, sleepy Colorado town doesn’t sound too demanding.

But just two days in, during his very last order of the night, the pressures of Anson’s job took a sudden spike. More

Truckers lives transformed by health advice

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Aziz Yadygarov. ©Matt Percival/BRC

Four or five times a month, truck driver Aziz Yadygarov makes the long journey between the cities of Dashoguz and Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. The 1,000km round trip through the barren Karakum Desert takes 16 hours.

It’s a tough life, and Aziz says many drivers turn to alcohol and drugs. As well as causing family breakdowns, drivers’ lifestyles can put them at risk of illnesses including HIV – through unprotected sex or sharing needles.

That’s why the Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan is helping truck drivers get the knowledge to protect themselves.

Now Aziz and his friends are spreading the word themselves, helping other drivers stay healthy. More

Myanmar floods: “Our biggest problem now is clean water”

blog-picAung Zaw is used to living with uncertainty. The 30-year-old farmer lives in a house on stilts, perched on the banks of the river Hlang.

With each passing monsoon, there’s the possibility that the river will burst its banks and engulf the surrounding paddy fields.

This year, the impact of heavy monsoon rains and Cyclone Komen, which hit in July, spelled disaster for Aung Zaw and other farmers across the country.

More than 1.3 million people across 12 of Myanmar’s 14 regions have been affected by the worst flooding in decades.

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How John got his mojo back…

John-Roy-hairdresser-BLOGAfter a career spent hob-nobbing with movie stars, John found himself widowed and losing a leg in quick succession. It was a really low time – but we helped raise his spirits.

John Roy had one of those jobs.

As a props lorry driver for international blockbusters – such as Batman, the James Bond movies and The Da Vinci Code – he travelled the world. It was an adventurous and exciting life.

But then, in the space of just a few years, he was hit by a cruel double blow. More