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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.

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.

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.

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.

Susan Cullinan / Australian Red Cross

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

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.

Jenna Lehtonen

It was a late January evening or night in 2016 when my father took me to the youth shelter in Helsinki.

Olav A. Saltbones / Norwegian Red Cross

The year 2019 was full of aid work and humane deeds both at home and abroad. The following images are excerpts of what we have achieved together. Huge thanks to all volunteers, employees, supporters, partners and friends of the Red Cross!

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.

Anna-Katri Hänninen

Trained psychosocial support volunteers of the Finnish Red Cross were at the scene within thirty minutes of being called.

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.

Aino Salmi / Finnish Red Cross.

September 28, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the shipwreck of MS Estonia, which took the lives of 852 people. The disaster was a turning point to the psychosocial support organized by the Red Cross and it strengthened joined preparedness efforts between neighbouring Red Cross Societies.

Joonas Brandt 2017 / Suomen Punainen Risti

Arjen rutiinien rakentaminen ei aina ole helppoa, ja joskus siihen kannattaa pyytää apua.

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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.

Jenna Lehtonen

It was a late January evening or night in 2016 when my father took me to the youth shelter in Helsinki.

Olav A. Saltbones / Norwegian Red Cross

The year 2019 was full of aid work and humane deeds both at home and abroad. The following images are excerpts of what we have achieved together. Huge thanks to all volunteers, employees, supporters, partners and friends of the Red Cross!

Anna-Katri Hänninen

Trained psychosocial support volunteers of the Finnish Red Cross were at the scene within thirty minutes of being called.

Aino Salmi / Finnish Red Cross.

September 28, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the shipwreck of MS Estonia, which took the lives of 852 people. The disaster was a turning point to the psychosocial support organized by the Red Cross and it strengthened joined preparedness efforts between neighbouring Red Cross Societies.

Joonas Brandt 2017 / Suomen Punainen Risti

Arjen rutiinien rakentaminen ei aina ole helppoa, ja joskus siihen kannattaa pyytää apua.

Corrie Butler / IFRC

Humanitarian crises have increased. Women and girls often shoulder a heavy burden in crises. In order for their special needs to be taken into consideration, women’s voices must be better heard and their role as active actors in humanitarian work must be acknowledged.

Benjamin Suomela / Finnish Red Cross

The festival area will feature a Red Cross volunteer on call as a support person who can be turned to in cases of harassment. The goal is to achieve zero-tolerance to sexual harassment.

Joonas Brandt

The Finnish Red Cross has been providing lonely people wth volunteer friends for 60 years now. Every year, the services of volunteer friends are requested by tens of thousands of people suffering from loneliness.

Ece Ceren Doğ

It was while fleeing from Turkey to Greece that Arezou was separated from her son. She spent years not knowing how and where he was.

Benjamin Suomela

Red Cross volunteers will be on duty at this summer’s festivals yet again.

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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.

Mari Vehkalahti / Suomen Punainen Risti

Tents provided by the Finnish Red Cross offer shelter to families that lost their homes due to draught and flash floods in Afghanistan.

Canadian Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross’s and the Canadian Red Cross’s joint cholera treatment unit admitted its first patients on Thursday. The unit is part of a field hospital that will operate in connection with the local Hospital Rural De Nhamatanda.

Denis Onyodi / Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

The Finnish Red Cross is going to work together with the Canadian Red Cross to establish a hospital in the disaster area left behind by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. The hospital is going to be equipped to handle births and treat infectious diseases, for example.

ICRC

The Finnish Red Cross is donating 100,000 euros from the Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims of the Yemeni Civil War. Money and aid are not enough, however – only respecting the rules of war can turn the situation in Yemen for the better.

Saara Mansikkamäki

Lives have been saved every day since October 2017 at the field hospital in Bangladesh, managed by the Finnish Red Cross. Now, the hospital along with its equipment has been transferred to the local Red Crescent, which will continue producing health services together with other organisations.

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