Information film for Ukraine

A video made by the Finnish Red Cross provides insight into the work of the Red Cross Society in Ukraine. The video was made at the request of the Ukraine Red Cross Society and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

The video briefly presents the work done by the Red Cross in Ukraine, and promotes the importance of respecting the protective emblem of the Red Cross and the work done by volunteers. The video is shown on television in Ukraine and at training events for Ukraine military and security authorities.

Made by the Finnish Red Cross, the video demonstrates how all the national Societies of the Red Cross Movement work together. The film is the most effective tool for showing how the Finnish Red Cross is currently able to support the work being done by the local Red Cross Society in Ukraine.

Aid efforts are needed

The situation in Ukraine remains unstable. More Red Cross employees and volunteers are being trained and need to be given the opportunity of helping people in southern and eastern Ukraine. Since the unrest began in November 2013, volunteers and employees of the Ukraine Red Cross Society have provided first aid and other forms of assistance to more than 1,500 people.

The work of spreading information about the Red Cross is extremely important. In February this year, a Red Cross volunteer was wounded in Ukraine, and in some areas the aid effort has been particularly difficult. The Red Cross Societies of Ukraine and Russia, along with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are all demanding that everybody understands the need for respecting the Red Cross emblem, and for prohibiting any abuse of the protection it affords.

Over the course of the summer the Finnish Red Cross will make a 10-minute documentary to increase awareness of the work being done by the Red Cross in Ukraine.