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Joonas Brandt

Supporting families and parenting is often seen as part of working with children. But is there any more need for family work when a young person starts to transition to adulthood or become independent? The Red Cross youth shelters know that the family of a young person growing up towards adulthood is faced with many new things and needs support.

Katja Tähjä

The Finnish Red Cross has elected professor of practice Elli Aaltonen as its new President. Today’s general assembly decided that, in the coming years, the organisation’s activities will emphasise nearby aid and its development.

Marko Tervo

Many authorities and volunteers were called to the retirement home fire that started in Palokka in Jyväskylä in the night of 10 and 11 July.

Anwar Amro/AFP / LK

Finland will support the operation of the Red Cross’s international committee (ICRC) in Lebanon by one million euros. The operation strives to support the local hospitals and offer aid to the injured, for example.


Huhtamaki, a key global player in sustainable food-on-the-go and food-on-the-shelf packaging solutions, has announced a donation of EUR 0.5 million in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) COVID-19 appeal. The funds will be channeled via Finnish Red Cross to go towards boosting emergency relief efforts and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable in Bangladesh, India, Serbia and Slovenia.

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The Finnish Red Cross is launching extensive relief efforts to protect the health of those most vulnerable with the support of donors and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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