Humanitarian aid

The Finnish Red Cross has participated in international humanitarian aid operations since its foundation in 1877. Its special strength has been the ability to deliver high-quality humanitarian aid quickly and efficiently.

Ari Räsänen

The basis of the unexceptional emergency preparedness of the Red Cross Red Crescent is the unrivalled permanent presence that the organisation has in communities covering all four corners of the world.

Mauri Ratilainen

The Logistics Centre located in Kalkku, Tampere, maintains the Finnish Red Cross’ international ability to help.

Stewart Gray

The general field hospital has the capacity to serve a population of 200,000 to 300,000. It has the ability to treat 150 to 250 patients per day. Standard ward capacity of the hospital is 160 beds.

Steward Gray

The surgical field hospital has the capacity to serve a population of 200,000 to 300,000. It has the ability to treat 50 to 100 patients per day. Surgeons can perform anything up to 20 operations per day. Standard ward capacity of the hospital is 80 beds.

Stewart Gray

In a fixed location, the basic health clinic has the capacity to serve a population of 20,000 to 30,000. It has the ability to treat 50 to 200 patients per day. If needed, the clinic has overnight ward capacity for 20 patients.

Stewart Gray

The structure of a Finnish Red Cross emergency shelter unit is based on the basic module of a family tent, and an average family size of five people.

Stewart Gray

Red Cross Red Crescent has a century and a half worth of experience in distributing relief. Even in the most chaotic of environments, a distribution operation has to take place in a well organized fashion for it to have the desired effect on the lives of the most vulnerable.

Stewart Gray

When boiled to the bones, the fundamental purpose of the Red Cross Red Crescent logistics is to facilitate the transformation of a ten currency unit banknote, donated by a benevolent individual somewhere in the world, into a pair of surgical scissors, a set of kitchen utensils or a sack of seeds on the other side of the world.