Italy

11 April 2014

Italian Red Cross assisting thousands of migrants arriving by boat

More than 4000 migrants and asylum seekers have arrived in Italy during the past few days. The Italian Red Cross provides psychosocial and humanitarian support across the country.
Red Cross responds as Cyclone Cleopatra death toll rises in Sardinia
19 November 2013

Red Cross responds as Cyclone Cleopatra death toll rises in Sardinia

Italian Red Cross staff and volunteers have been called to respond after torrential rains and a cyclone caused rivers to burst their banks killing at least 18 people on the island of Sardinia.
Italian Red Cross provides psychosocial support after boat tragedy in Lampedusa
4 October 2013

Italian Red Cross provides psychosocial support after boat tragedy in Lampedusa

On Wednesday, a boat carrying 500 migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa. More than 110 are confirmed dead, but hundreds more people are missing from the boat. The Italian Red Cross has been providing assistance and psychosocial support.
Harm reduction works: a partnership on substance abuse
5 July 2013

Harm reduction works: a partnership on substance abuse

They come from all walks of life, nationalities and socio-economic strata, but they are all facing the same devil: drug addiction.
President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent meets the President of the Italian Red Cross at Solferino 2013 event
20 June 2013

President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent meets the President of the Italian Red Cross at Solferino 2013 event

"In Syria, the humanitarian situation is explosive. Internally displaced people number more than 5 million, and an additional 2.2 million have fled to neighboring countries," says Abdul Rahman al-Attar, President of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).
A journey into the night reveals the rise of the ‘new poor’ in Milan
29 January 2013

A journey into the night reveals the rise of the ‘new poor’ in Milan

By Michele Novaga, Italian Red Cross They meet at 8.30pm in the headquarters of the Italian Red Cross branch in Milan. Staff and volunteers involved in the ‘La CRI per i clochard’ (the Red Cross for the homeless) project are ready to go out into the city to bring clothing, comfort items and support to people sleeping rough. They have done it every day for 12 years. After loading up clothes,...
President Konoé visits the Italian Red Cross as the country shows its resilience following second earthquake
8 June 2012

President Konoé visits the Italian Red Cross as the country shows its resilience following second earthquake

by Giovanni Zambello in Rome Re-establishing community links, creating safe, resilient communities, and building strong Red Cross Red Crescent societies. These were some of the topics touched by Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in his speech to Italian Red Cross staff and volunteers during his recent visit to Italy at the...
Second quake causes destruction in northern Italy
29 May 2012

Second quake causes destruction in northern Italy

Following a second major earthquake in northern Italy, the Italian Red Cross, in close cooperation with civil protection authorities, has been hard at work undertaking relief and assistance work. Over 200 staff and volunteers swung into action following the magnitude 5.8 quake which struck this morning in Emilia Romagna. As the operation continues, more people and transport from the Settimo...
Italian Red Cross volunteers respond to deadly earthquake
23 May 2012

Italian Red Cross volunteers respond to deadly earthquake

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck north-eastern Italy early in the morning of Sunday 20 May, killing at least seven people, injuring 50 and toppling several buildings.
Italian Red Cross volunteers assist at shipwreck site
17 January 2012

Italian Red Cross volunteers assist at shipwreck site

250 Italian Red Cross staff and volunteers are taking part in the rescue and relief operation at the site of capsized liner Costa Concordia. The cruise ship hit rocks off Italy’s west coast on Friday night, killing at least 12 people and injuring 70.
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