Our work in Finland

Martti Kähkönen
Image: Martti Kähkönen

The Red Cross volunteers in Finland work in over 500 local branches. We help in accidents and crises, support the authorities in the reception of asylum seekers and employ the long-term unemployed.

Joonas Brandt / Finnish Red Cross

Finnish Red Cross is one of the partners of the project OIL SPILL, which aims to improve oil spill response capability in the Baltic Sea Region.

Tero Ahtee

The Red Cross volunteers in Finland help people who are dealing with an accident or other crisis.

Katja Lehto

The Finnish Red Cross supports the authorities in receiving asylum seekers and refugees, and maintains several reception centres and branches in different parts of Finland.

Johannes Wiehn

The activities of the Finnish Red Cross are divided regionally into 12 districts and 500 local branches. Each district has its own district office, the main task of which is to support the activities of the local branches.

Janne Körkkö / Finnish Red Cross

The Arctic is experiencing increase in activities related to trade, shipping, resource extraction and growing Arctic tourism. With these developments the possible risks and vulnerabilities in the area are growing as well. In response to this, Red Cross develops capacities for major accidents in cold conditions.

Joonas Brandt / Finnish Red Cross

The objective of the BALTPREP project is to enhance regional preparedness and response capacities in the Baltic Sea region to enable more effective and timely response to major accidents and disasters in the region.