The Finnish Red Cross is launching a collection campaign to support the relief work of the International Red Cross Movement in the conflict-affected areas in Iraq. More than a million people have been forced to flee from their homes, and thousands have been wounded or killed in the conflict.
The International Red Cross is in the process of setting up an isolation clinic to fight the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone. The Finnish Red Cross is currently recruiting aid workers to work at the clinic.
The Finnish Red Cross will contribute EUR 100,000 from its Disaster Relief Fund to the aid operation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
The Finnish Red Cross commissioned a survey about the joys and concerns of people living in Finland. More than half of those who responded are worried about the growing gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’.