Finland

10 July 2013

Rapid response saves lives following fire at explosives factory

Finnish Red Cross volunteers have been involved in the response to a fire at an explosives factory in Vihtavuori.
Over 500 volunteers take part in Finnish Red Cross preparedness exercise
1 June 2010

Over 500 volunteers take part in Finnish Red Cross preparedness exercise

On Friday 14 May, the Finnish Red Cross staged a preparedness exercise in south-west Finland.
24 September 2008

Shooting in Kauhajoki: Finnish Red Cross provides emergency psychological support

The Finnish Red Cross has been closely involved in the work to provide crisis support for people shocked by the recent shooting in the town of Kauhajoki.
Markku Niskala honoured by Finnish Red Cross
12 June 2008

Markku Niskala honoured by Finnish Red Cross

Markku Niskala, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has been awarded the Cross of Merit, which is the highest distinction given by the Finnish Red Cross.
Finnish Red Cross support for people shocked by school shooting
9 November 2007

Finnish Red Cross support for people shocked by school shooting

Nine people were killed and twelve injured in a shooting incident at the Jokela School Centre, 50 kilometres from Finland’s capital Helsinki, on Wednesday 7 November 2007.
28 November 2003

Markku Niskala: a Red Cross career

The newly-appointed secretary general of the International Federation, Markku Niskala celebrates his 58th birthday on December 5, which is International Volunteers Day.
3 September 2002

Finnish Red Cross celebrates 125th anniversary

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