Disaster work

Image: IFRC

Through its volunteers the Red Cross is able to be present before, during and after the disaster. The aim of the FRC is to improve the ability of the communities to respond to disasters and to alleviate their impacts within those communities.

John Sparrow

Disasters strike quickly or develop slowly and can, in some cases, even be predicted.


The eradication of extreme poverty by 2015 is one of the UN millennium goals. This target cannot be achieved without decreasing the risk of disasters and improving the capacity to survive in case of disaster.

Ari Räsänen

The Finnish Red Cross specializes in providing humanitarian aid in a quick and efficient way.