News stories from Europe and Central Asia

23 July 2016

German Red Cross sets up temporary shelter after Munich attack

People affected by the Munich attack are welcomed in temporary shelter by the German Red Cross workers
Scorching heat and poor conditions exacerbate suffering on Hungary-Serbia border
19 July 2016

Scorching heat and poor conditions exacerbate suffering on Hungary-Serbia border

Red Cross provides support to people in desperate situation on both side of the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Scorching heat and poor conditions exacerbate suffering on Hungary-Serbia border
19 July 2016

Scorching heat and poor conditions exacerbate suffering on Hungary-Serbia border

Red Cross provides support to people in desperate situation on both side of the Hungarian-Serbian border.
Red Crescent teams respond as unrest rocks Turkey
16 July 2016

Red Crescent teams respond as unrest rocks Turkey

Dozens of people have been killed and hundreds injured following outbreaks of violence across Turkey on Friday.
Italian Red Cross supports rescue efforts and comforts families after train accident
13 July 2016

Italian Red Cross supports rescue efforts and comforts families after train accident

Red Cross mobilizes volunteers and equipment in the aftermath of train collision.
Vaccinations to protect children rolled out in Athens’ camp
12 July 2016

Vaccinations to protect children rolled out in Athens’ camp

The Red Cross in Greece has began a measles, mumps and rubella vaccination campaign for children aged 1-15.
Syrian refugee volunteers in Greece while waiting to reunite with wife: “I don’t want anybody to lose anyone”
12 July 2016

Syrian refugee volunteers in Greece while waiting to reunite with wife: “I don’t want anybody to lose anyone”

A committed Syrian refugee volunteers with the Red Cross at the Nea Kavala camp in northern Greece while he waits to finally join his beloved wife in Germany.
Turkish Red Crescent Society responds to Istanbul airport attack
29 June 2016

Turkish Red Crescent Society responds to Istanbul airport attack

Turkish Red Crescent workers support the relatives of victims caught in the latest explosions at international airport.
Powerful hailstorm hits impoverished north-eastern tip of Hungary
23 June 2016

Powerful hailstorm hits impoverished north-eastern tip of Hungary

Lumps of ice storm damages roofs and cars in a small cluster of Hungarian villages.
Greece: Surviving war and a dangerous journey at 18, while pregnant with second child
20 June 2016

Greece: Surviving war and a dangerous journey at 18, while pregnant with second child

18-year old Arij Zaaouit has already lived through so much that it is difficult to imagine.
Greece: Improving living conditions while clowning around
14 June 2016

Greece: Improving living conditions while clowning around

Red Cross in Greece steps up humanitarian support to migrants in camps where people are stuck for an indefinite period of time.
Bulgaria’s pensioners fight for rights of the elderly
8 June 2016

Bulgaria’s pensioners fight for rights of the elderly

The Bulgarian Red Cross supports the elderly advocate on their own behalf.
Italian Red Cross teams up with search and rescue service to save lives in the Mediterranean
7 June 2016

Italian Red Cross teams up with search and rescue service to save lives in the Mediterranean

Medics from the Italian Red Cross joined forces with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on board its flagship rescue vessel Phoenix as it set sail from Malta on Monday.
Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate
3 June 2016

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Over 50,000 people, mainly families, are stranded in Greece awaiting their fate pending decisions on asylum and EU relocation.
From sewing classes to computer courses: community centres in Turkey give Syrians a lifeline
3 June 2016

From sewing classes to computer courses: community centres in Turkey give Syrians a lifeline

Turkish Red Cross has been establishing community centres for the Syrian refugees living in urban areas.
Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate
2 June 2016

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Uncertainty and dire conditions in Greece impact the physical and mental health of the stranded migrants.
Red Cross in the heart and on the uniform: the history of Salaymana
1 June 2016

Red Cross in the heart and on the uniform: the history of Salaymana

“Life should pass sweetly,” says Salaymana. “No one should have to flee and risk their life in search of a better future.”
Mediterranean shipwrecks: the horror that never makes it to the screen
31 May 2016

Mediterranean shipwrecks: the horror that never makes it to the screen

The raw data on migrant arrivals on the shores of southern Italy only tell a small part of a vast story.
Tough conditions in Hungary counteracted by solidarity and a hot cup of tea at new reception centre
24 May 2016

Tough conditions in Hungary counteracted by solidarity and a hot cup of tea at new reception centre

Closing the Western Balkan route caused an increase in the number of migrants entering Hungary.
German Red Cross shifts migration response focus to social inclusion
17 May 2016

German Red Cross shifts migration response focus to social inclusion

German Red Cross takes a longer term approach and provides social inclusion support for migrants with their programmes.

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