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Niklas Meltio

The disaster drill brought together the organization’s volunteers, ”evacuees” and retirement home staff, among others. The Midwinter event was a rehearsal of action in the middle of a winter storm.

On 17 February, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will mark its 150th anniversary and commemorate the beginning of its efforts to bring relief to millions and improve the lives of countless people adversely affected by armed conflict.

Johanna Lassy-Mäntyvaara

Treating injured victims of the drawn-out and increasingly brutal conflict in Syria are part of everyday life at a hospital in Amman, Jordan. Thanks to the efforts of the Red Crescent, at least some of the tragic stories here will have a happy ending.

Kaisa Sirén

The Finnish Red Cross arranges its first national disaster-preparedness exercise called Midwinter rehearsals on the 16th of February.

Taru Tuohiniemi / Finnish Red Cross

The disaster in Southeastern Asia in 2004 began one of the largest aid operations in the history of the Red Cross. The aid workers of the Finnish Red Cross helped in evacuating Finnish people from the tsunami area and offered emotional support in Finland. After the acute phase, an aid project, which lasted for seven years, began. In Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia, thousands of buildings were built and healthcare was improved.

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Mauri Ratilainen / Suomen Punainen Risti

When the disaster struck, 3,700 Finnish people were in the tsunami area. The Finnish Red Cross helped with the evacuations and provided emotional support in Finland.

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Jukka Uotila / The Finnish Medical Association

The ‘Paperittomat’ network (‘the undocumented network’): Equal access to healthcare services is a fundamental human right.

Jarkko Mikkonen

Since last August, nurse Tiina Saarikoski has been in charge of the International Red Cross cholera operation in Sierra Leone.

Sana Tarabishi

Syria is in dire need of help. All aid materials are quickly distributed to those in need.

Joe Cropp / IFRC

The Finnish Red Cross supports the flood operations in the Philippines by donating €50,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund.

Sarah Oughton / IFRC

The Sahel area countries are experiencing a food crisis affecting over 16 million people. The need for humanitarian aid in the Sahel area is extreme.

P. Yazdi

Particularly Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are headed towards a humanitarian crisis due to drought. The Red Cross provides relief aid to the areas in most critical condition.

IFRC

The Finnish Red Cross launches an emergency appeal for funds on March 14. The Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund needs donations to prepare for helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Noora Kero

Each morning around six o’clock, Finnish Red Cross aid worker Pauli Immonen wakes up in his tent at the Port-au-Prince airport. Having had breakfast, he is off to the logisticians’ meeting at the nerve centre of the International Red Cross, the main camp, from which the Haiti operation is coordinated.

Noora Kero

Nikenson Fabre (29) has an important role at the Finnish Red Cross mobile clinic in Port-au-Prince.

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