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As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are spending more time at home than usual, including during our leisure time. What’s more, we have had to reduce the amount of contact we have, particularly face-to-face, with our elderly friends and family. Now more than ever it is important to take care of each other and look after both our own safety and that of others. About 90% of fatal accidents and 80% of accidents that lead to injuries occur at home and during leisure time.

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.

Sudanin Punainen Puolikuu

Taistelut ovat kiihtyneet pohjoisessa Etiopiassa. Punainen Risti toimittaa avustustarvikkeita ja varautuu auttamaan yli 11 000 ihmistä pohjoisen Etiopian Tigrayssa ja Amharassa.


The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Finnish Red Cross and the Norwegian Red Cross opened a coronavirus treatment centre, providing free care to all, in the Yemeni city of Aden on 20 September in collaboration with the Yemen Red Crescent Society. The new centre helps prepare for a second wave of the virus in the country. Yemen is suffering from the severest humanitarian crisis in the world right now, and less than half of the country’s healthcare services are operating.

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.

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