Italy

13 July 2016

Italian Red Cross supports rescue efforts and comforts families after train accident

Red Cross mobilizes volunteers and equipment in the aftermath of train collision.
Italian Red Cross teams up with search and rescue service to save lives in the Mediterranean
7 June 2016

Italian Red Cross teams up with search and rescue service to save lives in the Mediterranean

Medics from the Italian Red Cross joined forces with the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on board its flagship rescue vessel Phoenix as it set sail from Malta on Monday.
Red Cross in the heart and on the uniform: the history of Salaymana
1 June 2016

Red Cross in the heart and on the uniform: the history of Salaymana

“Life should pass sweetly,” says Salaymana. “No one should have to flee and risk their life in search of a better future.”
Mediterranean shipwrecks: the horror that never makes it to the screen
31 May 2016

Mediterranean shipwrecks: the horror that never makes it to the screen

The raw data on migrant arrivals on the shores of southern Italy only tell a small part of a vast story.
Dozens missing and hundreds rescued in tragic weekend of boat disasters
2 May 2016

Dozens missing and hundreds rescued in tragic weekend of boat disasters

More than 700 people attempting the lethal sea crossing from North Africa to Italy were rescued and taken to Sicily this weekend.
Widowed father reunited with children after desperate search in Sicily
8 December 2015

Widowed father reunited with children after desperate search in Sicily

Italian Red Cross RFL teams ensure newly arrived migrant families reunite in ports before leaving for the main land.
Helping vulnerable migrants in their own language
27 October 2015

Helping vulnerable migrants in their own language

Former footballer from Libya became a Red Cross worker assisting migrants landing on Italian shores with translation.
From slavery to freedom
12 August 2015

From slavery to freedom; a difficult and dangerous journey

Salif escaped slavery in Mali and travelled thousands of miles in search of freedom.
Italy: Assistance to migrants goes beyond ports of arrival
16 June 2015

Italy: Assistance to migrants goes beyond ports of arrival

Italian Red Cross responds to needs of migrants in northern Italy, as thousands of people are on the move
Red Cross staff and volunteers assist migrants on their arrival in Europe
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.
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