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Benjamin Suomela

Red Cross volunteers will be on duty at this summer’s festivals yet again.

Daniel Rosenqvist

Lapland’s tourist season also employs asylum seekers. In March, the cleaning service provider N-Clean had about ten men in the Lapland area employed to keep everything clean.

A large part of asylum seekers are people of prime working age whose first wish is to find employment, support themselves and their families and be independent of handouts from society. They have many kinds of training and skills but find it hard to gain entry to the Finnish labour market.


The international staff at the hospital includes eight aid workers from the Finnish Red Cross. The Al Hol refugee camp accommodates 74,000 people, 90 per cent of whom are women and children. The hot summer weather is making the conditions in the camp worse.

Maria Santto

Dedicated school children help peers prepare for disasters in Myanmar.

Maria Santto / Finnish Red Cross

Along with many of its neighbors, also Myanmar is forced to face many disasters including earthquakes, cyclones and flooding. The Hlaing Thar Yar Township on the outskirts of its capital Yangon is particularly vulnerable to both natural and man-made hazards.

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Resilience Project in Finland

”Pärjätään Yhdessä” project builds up recilience of local communities in Finland. Goal is to build up networks for local level NGO’s and municipality governmental actors to build up resilience of local communities. These networks organize...

Classes and events

17.6.2019 to 21.6.2019
Otavalankatu 12 A, 33100, Tampere
Myllylammenkatu 6, 41160, Tikkakoski
Souranderintie 13, 37100, Nokia
1. - 31.7.2019
Vapaudenkatu 8 A 4, 15110, LAHTI
Carlborgsvägen 5, 65200, Närpes

First-aid courses

17.6.2019 to 18.6.2019
Vanhantullinkatu 4, 3.krs, 90100, Oulu
17.6.2019 to 18.6.2019
Haapaniementie 10, 70100, Kuopio
Teollisuuskatu 6, 50130, Mikkeli
Lähteentie 10, 96400, Rovaniemi