Italy

30 August 2016

Devastated communities struggle to come to terms after quake

Almost one week after an earthquake rocked Central Italy, communities are coming to terms with the devastation
Red Cross rescuers join hunt for quake survivors
24 August 2016

Red Cross rescuers join hunt for quake survivors

Search and rescue teams and sniffer dogs from the Italian Red Cross are on the ground in central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of the morning.
                  Saving lives at sea:  how a rescue works
23 August 2016

Saving lives at sea: how a rescue works

The Italian Red Cross and Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) joined forces this month to launch a search and rescue operation aboard the Responder in the ...
Surviving a dangerous journey to safety
19 August 2016

Surviving a dangerous journey to safety

Hasan Al-Baba, 27, is a survivor. Having survived war, imprisonment and violence in Syria, he managed to save himself and his family as their boat capsized in the middle of the Mediterranean on their way to Europe.
Rescue boat medic:
16 August 2016

Rescue boat medic: "The people we save at sea get a second life"

Experienced Swiss nurse Nicole Rähle is part of the first Italian Red Cross medical team on board the rescue ship Responder which left Malta to save lives in the Mediterranean last week.
Pregnant woman among dozens of people treated by rescue boat medics
14 August 2016

Pregnant woman among dozens of people treated by rescue boat medics

A pregnant woman brought to safety by Red Cross recue boat the Responder is among dozens of patients treated by medics at sea this ...
Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat
9 August 2016

Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat

The Red Cross has launched its first search and rescue ship in a bid to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge and safety in Europe.
Italian Red Cross supports rescue efforts and comforts families after train accident
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.”
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