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Jaakko Jaskari / Finnish Red Cross

European governments are wrong if they think they can cut off the flood of refugees crossing the Mediterranean by sending fleets to destroy the vessels of human smugglers, said the Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Kenyan doctor Abbas Gullet.

IFRC/Carl Whetham

The Finnish Red Cross has received numerous questions about how best to help the afflicted people in Nepal. At the moment, the most efficient way to get help to those in need is via the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The collected funds are used for emergency relief and acquisition of materials for people who have lost their homes.

Carl Whetham / IFRC

Finnish Red Cross sent an emergency response unit, specialized in logistics, to Kathmandu airport, Nepal. This single international airport in the country is, and will be for the foreseeable future, a hub for incoming aid. There are only a couple of land routes into the country, and the roads are difficult to negotiate.

Everyone has the right to get help. A person might need help at home or in the street, and the need for help is almost always sudden. During the Red Cross Week between 4th and 10th of May, the Red Cross emphasises the first aid skills of young people, in particular.

Suomen Punainen Risti

As migration increases, the number of missing persons has also increased in Europe. The national Red Cross organisations look for missing family members throughout Europe.

Petteri Kivimäki

The Finnish Red Cross conducted an election survey for the leaders of the parliamentary parties in January. The leaders were grilled about their stances on supporting family caregivers and receiving quota refugees, for example.

Classes and events

Louhisaarentie 244, 21240, Villnäs
Louhisaarentie 244, 21240, Askainen
Rongankatu 11, 33100, Tampere
Laaksokatu 17, 15140, Lahti
1.6.2015 to 4.6.2015
Taipaleenkatu 14, 20900, Turku

First-aid courses

27. - 28.5.2015
Uusikatu 22, 3.krs, 90100, OULU
27. - 28.5.2015
Ailakinkatu 5, 40100, Jyväskylä
28.5.2015 to 29.5.2015
Kauppakatu 35, 80100, Joensuu
28.5.2015 to 29.5.2015
Yliopistonkatu 24, 20100, Turku
28. - 29.5.2015
Salomonkatu 17 B, 3.krs, 00100, Helsinki