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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.

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.

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