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Tatu Blomqvist

The men’s group, organised for asylum seekers, discusses sports, cultures, and gets to know the Finnish way of life in the process.

Ibrahim Malla / IFRC

Friday 13 March 2015 marks four years since the start of the Syrian conflict. There is no end in sight for the most destructive humanitarian crisis of the decade.

Jarkko Mikkonen

The media and the organisations must prove their reliability every day. This is forced by the increased flood of information and propaganda, as well as the increasingly difficult aid work. This is how Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, summarised the reality in the seminar organised on 25 February in Helsinki.

Tatu Blomqvist

On 26 February, a truckload of aid supplies left for Ukraine from the Red Cross logistics centre in Tampere. The Ukrainians have a shortage of food and warms clothes as the conflict persists.

Talviloman suurin nuorisotapahtuma Reaktori keräsi kolmen päivän aikana noin 13 000 kävijää. Nuorten turvatalo ja Helsingin ja Uudenmaan piiri yhdessä järjestön vapaaehtoisten kanssa järjestivät tapahtumakävijöille kiperiä tietovisoja ja juttelivat nuorten unelmista.

Punainen Risti

Malawi is suffering from the worst floods in over a decade. The Finnish Red Cross is sending 100,000 euros to the aid operation, with the help of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Jari Lindholm

A new International Red Cross Ebola treatment centre has been opened in Kono, in eastern Sierra Leone. The Finnish Red Cross sent three aid workers to work in treatment to Kono.

Mikko Kuivalainen

The Board of the Finnish Red Cross has chosen a new Director of Communications to succeed the retiring Hannu-Pekka Laiho.

Emil Helotie

Most of the patients in the Red Cross Azraq hospital are Syrian children and mothers in labour. Several Finnish aid workers work in the hospital built in Jordania.

Tatu Blomqvist

Consecutive pregnancies take a toll on women’s health while men have trouble feeding their families. Health awareness spread by the Red Cross helps families prepare for health risks in the poor villages of North-Kenya.

Hanna Linnakko

A total of EUR 1 405 026 has been donated to the Good Holiday Spirit campaign. The annual campaign by the Finnish Red Cross and the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare was held for the 18th time. This year, a total of 18,000 vouchers, each worth EUR 70, were distributed to low-income families with children in Finland.

On Boxing Day, ten years have passed since the tsunami in Southeast Asia. This disaster touched many Finnish people deeply. Many lost their loved ones in the disaster, and many were in danger themselves.

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Maija Tammi

A group of four men in protective suits meet the ambulance full of patients, arriving to the Red Cross Ebola treatement centre in Kenema from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. The journey takes several hours and many of the patients are in bad condition by the time they arrive.

Maija Tammi

Justine Boyle wanted to be a doctor, but social work pulled her in. And then came Ebola.

Harri Mäenpää

Illness does not diminish the Christmas spirit in Parikkala. The Good Holiday Spirit voucher brought joy to Allan and his children.

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