Belarus

12 January 2016

Rough sleepers at rubbish dump given life-line in Belarus as brutal winter begins

Dozens of homeless people living on landfill sites in Belarus have been supported with hot food, first aid and treatment for frostbite as temperatures in the country plummet.
Belarus appeal needs more funding
22 October 2015

Lack of funding affects humanitarian support for the displaced people from Ukraine

In Belarus, the displaced people from Ukraine need increased support ahead of winter.
Belarus: Icelandic celebrity visits Open Home in Belarus
19 November 2014

Icelandic celebrity tells his story at Open Home of the Belarus Red Cross

The lead singer of the Icelandic band Gus Gus spent several hours at the Open Home in Minsk prior to the band`s concert in the Belarusian capital in November 2014.
Belarus Red Cross launches second annual integration camp
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 ...
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