Belarus

3 December 2013

Belarus Red Cross launches second annual integration camp

Recently the families of 26 children with disabilities from Grodno, Belarus spent a memorable nine days at the Kupalinka recreation camp on a break funded with support of the Empress Shoken Fund.
Belarus Red Cross opens its first centre for people with mental disorders
22 November 2013

Belarus Red Cross opens its first centre for people with mental disorders

The Belarus Red Cross has open a new mental health centre with support from the Icelandic Red Cross and the IFRC.
Belarus: Emergency preparedness saves lives
25 October 2013

Belarus: Emergency preparedness saves lives

In June 2013, the Belarus Red Cross held a four-day disaster management course where 80 volunteers were trained in search-and-rescue techniques in a range of conditions to improve disaster preparedness.
Preparing for the spring floods following heavy snow
18 April 2013

Preparing for the spring floods following heavy snow

DREF funds have been used to help the Belarus Red Cross prepare for expected spring floods.
22 years of supporting the people affected by the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl
26 April 2012

22 years of supporting the people affected by the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl

On 26 April 1986, an unprecedented nuclear explosion happened near Chernobyl, northern Ukraine.
Emergency funds released to help Red Cross response to Europe’s big chill
1 February 2012

Emergency funds released to help Red Cross response to Europe’s big chill

The extreme cold wave gripping Central and Eastern Europe continues unabated, with wind, heavy snow and Siberia-level temperatures – in some areas as low as -32 C –has led to the death of over 80 people from hypothermia and frostbite.
Belarusian Red Cross Youth promote responsible behaviours on World AIDS Day
2 December 2011

Belarusian Red Cross Youth promote responsible behaviours on World AIDS Day

By standing in front of big banners which read these ‘behavioural models’ and having their photos taken by Red Cross volunteers, participants symbolically expressed their will to adopt responsible behaviours and protect themselves from the ...
Youth volunteers and anti-trafficking: what if I were you?
12 November 2011

Youth volunteers and anti-trafficking: what if I were you?

Even though the global scale of human trafficking is hard to quantify, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), some 800,000 people may be trafficked across borders every year.
Belarus: “Something horrible is happening at Oktyabrskaya station”
14 April 2011

Belarus: “Something horrible is happening at Oktyabrskaya station”

Belarus Red Cross emergency staff were on the scene within seconds of the 11 April metro station blast. The tragedy, which killed 12 people and left dozens injured, happened at the peak of rush hour in the busy Oktyabrskaya station.
1 December 2010

Belarus web story: harm reduction

By Joe Lowry   Nikolay and Irina spend all their money on ‘semechki’, a homemade poppy-seed paste, the drug of choice in the drab town of Slutsk (pop. 70,000, levelled in the Second World War), two hours’ drive south of the Belarusian capital, Minsk. Their families have long since kicked them out. They work, they live, they use. Sober hours are spent wishing they had never started, till the rats sta...
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