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Sudanin Punainen Puolikuu

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

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.

Petri Mulari

You have encountered a shocking situation due to the data system break-in targeted at Psychotherapy Center Vastaamo. The data leak can evoke a range of strong thoughts and emotions that are completely normal in this situation.

ICRC

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.

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.

Journalism has the capacity to help us understand the world and the complex phenomena in it. Sustainable development and migration are some of the burning questions of our time, and high-quality journalism helps deepen our understanding of them. The purpose of the new award is to increase the visibility of development journalism.

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.

Marko Tervo

Many authorities and volunteers were called to the retirement home fire that started in Palokka in Jyväskylä in the night of 10 and 11 July.

Kimmo Holopainen

Face-to-face fundraising continues. The work is done with safety as the top priority.

Spring 2020 came and wiped away the everyday life that was familiar to us. This new, unfamiliar situation made some young people anxious, and for others, it only made old problems harder. Finding help was not easy for everyone, as it was so difficult to step out of one’s home, regardless of whether it was safe or unsafe, during the emergency conditions.

Joonas Brandt

The Summer Club for young adults, which was a great hit last summer, is postponed from June to the first two weeks of August. We at the Youth Shelters and Helsinki and Uusimaa district want to provide fun activities to young adults after a challenging spring.

Anna-Katri Hänninen

The reception centres operated by the Finnish Red Cross have prepared for the coronavirus. To this end, each centre has an action plan that follows the guidelines of the Finnish Immigration Service.

IFRC

Huhtamaki, a key global player in sustainable food-on-the-go and food-on-the-shelf packaging solutions, has announced a donation of EUR 0.5 million in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) COVID-19 appeal. The funds will be channeled via Finnish Red Cross to go towards boosting emergency relief efforts and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable in Bangladesh, India, Serbia and Slovenia.

Kenya Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross is launching extensive relief efforts to protect the health of those most vulnerable with the support of donors and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

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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.

Petri Mulari

You have encountered a shocking situation due to the data system break-in targeted at Psychotherapy Center Vastaamo. The data leak can evoke a range of strong thoughts and emotions that are completely normal in this situation.

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.

Journalism has the capacity to help us understand the world and the complex phenomena in it. Sustainable development and migration are some of the burning questions of our time, and high-quality journalism helps deepen our understanding of them. The purpose of the new award is to increase the visibility of development journalism.

Marko Tervo

Many authorities and volunteers were called to the retirement home fire that started in Palokka in Jyväskylä in the night of 10 and 11 July.

Kimmo Holopainen

Face-to-face fundraising continues. The work is done with safety as the top priority.

Spring 2020 came and wiped away the everyday life that was familiar to us. This new, unfamiliar situation made some young people anxious, and for others, it only made old problems harder. Finding help was not easy for everyone, as it was so difficult to step out of one’s home, regardless of whether it was safe or unsafe, during the emergency conditions.

Joonas Brandt

The Summer Club for young adults, which was a great hit last summer, is postponed from June to the first two weeks of August. We at the Youth Shelters and Helsinki and Uusimaa district want to provide fun activities to young adults after a challenging spring.

Anna-Katri Hänninen

The reception centres operated by the Finnish Red Cross have prepared for the coronavirus. To this end, each centre has an action plan that follows the guidelines of the Finnish Immigration Service.

What you can do to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Finnish Red Cross

The Red Cross has been monitoring the coronavirus situation and its development in Finland and abroad since the outbreak began. Our operations hinge on promoting the well-being of people and helping and taking those in need into consideration.

This year, the national week against racism coordinated by the Finnish Red Cross will be held from 16 to 22 March. The theme week aims to influence people’s attitudes to reduce racism in society.

Leena Koskela

The Red Cross encourages asylum seekers and young people with a residence permit to exercise. Exercise relieves stress in challenging life situations, and it offers a chance to get to know Finnish society and people.

Kristiina Hemminki

This holiday season, donations made to the Good Holiday Spirit collection have brought food to the tables of a total of 28,000 low-income families with children. A survey targeted at the social and health care professionals who decide on the recipients of the vouchers shows that food shortage is not just a holiday period problem for low-income families, but an everyday one.

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Sudanin Punainen Puolikuu

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

ICRC

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.

IFRC

Huhtamaki, a key global player in sustainable food-on-the-go and food-on-the-shelf packaging solutions, has announced a donation of EUR 0.5 million in support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) COVID-19 appeal. The funds will be channeled via Finnish Red Cross to go towards boosting emergency relief efforts and improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable in Bangladesh, India, Serbia and Slovenia.

Kenya Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross is launching extensive relief efforts to protect the health of those most vulnerable with the support of donors and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Italian Red Cross

The Red Cross is working worldwide to stop the coronavirus pandemic. Also in Europe, Red Cross volunteers play a major role in slowing down the spread of the disease and helping people in the emergency conditions.

Saara Mansikkamäki / Finnish Red Cross

The cash grants and food aid provided by the Red Cross are helping families get through the worst drought period in eSwatini and Zimbabwe.

Susan Cullinan / Australian Red Cross

The people of southeastern Australia have been plagued by wildfires in recent months.

ICRC

The humanitarian situation in north and northeast Syria is extremely serious and worsening by the day as a result of the military actions taken by Turkey. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent provide the people suffering from the conflict with emergency aid and promote the availability of clean water and health care services.

IFRC

The European Union has granted five million euros in financial aid to the Finnish Red Cross for aid work carried out in Zimbabwe. Thanks to this financial aid, a total of 76,500 people suffering from food insecurity will be provided with cash donations for buying food.

Benjamin Suomela / Finnish Red Cross

Extreme weather phenomena and natural disasters are increasing with the rise in global temperatures. These disasters cause the most suffering to the poorest people in the world, who also have the least influence on climate change.

Corrie Butler / IFRC

The epidemic has killed over a thousand people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the number of cases increasing at an alarming rate in recent weeks. With funding from the Disaster Relief Fund, the Finnish Red Cross has sent an aid worker to the DRC and is strengthening preparedness in neighbouring countries.

ICRC

The international staff at the hospital includes eight aid workers from the Finnish Red Cross. The Al Hol refugee camp accommodates 74,000 people, 90 per cent of whom are women and children. The hot summer weather is making the conditions in the camp worse.

Maria Santto

Dedicated school children help peers prepare for disasters in Myanmar.

Maria Santto / Finnish Red Cross

Along with many of its neighbors, also Myanmar is forced to face many disasters including earthquakes, cyclones and flooding. The Hlaing Thar Yar Township on the outskirts of its capital Yangon is particularly vulnerable to both natural and man-made hazards.

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