Italy

24 April 2015

Red Cross staff and volunteers assist migrants on their arrival in Europe

The figures keep rising until eventually they become impossible to ignore. Thousands of people are making the perilous crossing from the southern shores of the Mediterranean to Europe.
Italian Red Cross volunteers provide support for increasing numbers of migrants fleeing violence
16 February 2015

Italian Red Cross volunteers provide support for increasing numbers of migrants fleeing violence

Italian Red Cross offers comfort and relief items as migrants pour in in cities along the Sicilian coast.
Lampedusa honoured for its role in maintaining the dignity of migrants fleeing violence
10 February 2015

Lampedusa honoured for its role in maintaining the dignity of migrants fleeing violence

On 6 February 2015, the Italian Red Cross awarded the people of Lampedusa its Gold Medal of Merit in honour of their generosity, humanity and respect for those fleeing violence and despair across the Mediterranean sea.
Increased numbers of migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection
31 July 2014

Italy: Migrants at sea highlight need for humanitarian assistance and legal protection

In Sicily, dozens of Italian Red Cross (ItRC) vehicles and ambulances as well as volunteers receive migrants who land on a daily basis on the southern shores of Italy exhausted and traumatized after a perilous journey at sea.
Italy expresses support to Red Cross Red Crescent call for volunteers’ protection in Syria
15 July 2014

Italy expresses support to Red Cross Red Crescent call for volunteers’ protection in Syria

At the end of June, in Solferino, northern Italy, the National Assembly of the Italian Red Cross passed a motion for the protection and respect of humanitarian workers in Syria.
A happy ending to a perilous journey from North Africa to Europe
20 June 2014

A happy ending to a perilous journey from North Africa to Europe

Until three years ago Lamin wanted to visit Europe to realize his dream: he wanted to see snow. But life has sometimes a completely unexpected way to satisfy our desires. So Lamin has experience snow as a result of the ‘Arab Spring’.
European Conference: Time to act differently
2 June 2014

European Conference: Time to act differently

Europe is changing – and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Europe need to adapt to these changes.
Italian Red Cross assisting thousands of migrants arriving by boat
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.
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