Two massive earthquakes struck Nepal a year ago. Almost 9,000 people died and nearly a million buildings were destroyed. Over five million people suffered from the consequences of the earthquake. The Red Cross has been there since the start of the disaster.
The Finnish Red Cross opened a new Kontti Second Hand Department Store in Itäkeskus, in Helsinki, on 4 August. Even though the weather was rainy, the opening attracted a large crowd of Helsinki citizens.
The Amiri family, from Afghanistan, fled war and death, but were separated on the way. With help from the Red Cross tracing, the father and the eldest son were able to contact each other, but the mother and the youngest child are still missing.
The Finnish parliament will cast their final vote on the government’s motion on the stricter conditions of family reunification. A total of 17 non-governmental organisations are appealing to the MPs to abandon these cruel and short-sighted new conditions. The organisations include refugee organisations, human rights groups and children’s rights organisations.
The Tana North Integrated Maternal and Child Health project addresses the health needs of the hard to reach and marginalised families living within Tana North Sub-County in North-Eastern Kenya. The project empowers communities to use and demand for s...