Hungary

16 March 2013

Thousands stranded for a second night in freezing weather

Thousands of motorists including tourists and truck drivers spent their second night cuddling up in shelters across western Hungary as the chaos caused by the heavy snowfall and gusty wind blocked major highways
Volunteers on hand to assist stranded motorists after snowstorm
15 March 2013

Volunteers on hand to assist stranded motorists after snowstorm

A severe snowstorm compounded by strong gusty winds forced over 10,000 people to spend the night in their cars or roadside buildings after being stranded on a major Hungarian highway the M1.
Conference hears about the value of volunteers in a crisis
23 September 2011

Norway Red Cross stresses the value of volunteers in a crisis

Last weekend, 200 representatives from 65 Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, civil society organizations, academia, governments and the private sector came together in Budapest, Hungry, for the Global Volunteers ...
Global conference debates the potential and pitfalls of paying volunteers
16 September 2011

Global conference debates the potential and pitfalls of paying volunteers

A stark and difficult set of questions was posed at the Global Volunteering Conference in Budapest today by Eduard Tschan, head of operations for the IFRC in Haiti.
Hungarian Red Cross: breaking the cycle of urban vulnerability
13 October 2010

Hungarian Red Cross: breaking the cycle of urban vulnerability

The disaster which engulfed a small Hungarian village in a tide of poisonous red sludge has captured the world’s attention in recent days, but there are other deeply-entrenched vulnerabilities that are pushing society’s poorest to the brink in the new EU
6 October 2010

Hungary: Toxic red mud destroys a lifetime’s work

A scarlet swathe slashes through the tiny village of Kolontar.
Hungarian Red Cross mobilises as toxic mud spill leaves three dead, dozens injured
5 October 2010

Hungarian Red Cross mobilises as toxic mud spill leaves three dead, dozens injured

Hungarian Red Cross (HRC) has mobilised a team of 50 volunteers to assist evacuees after a serious industrial accident near the village of Kolontár in the west of the country.
Heavy rainfall and floods hit Hungary
27 May 2010

Heavy rainfall and floods hit Hungary

Heavy rain has triggered severe floods in north-eastern Hungary and other central European countries.
31 July 2008

Worst flooding in decades devastates Central and Eastern Europe

At least 27 people have died in Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, following days of severe storms and flooding.
Hungarian Red Cross national first aid competition – developing life-saving skills and building solidarity
28 May 2008

Hungarian Red Cross national first aid competition – developing life-saving skills and building solidarity

A ‘forest’ of 540 arms, covered with white bandage and stretching up in the air, such was the culmination of the two-day national first aid competition organized by the Hungarian Red Cross (HRC) on 23 and 24 May.
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