Spain

25 July 2013

Spanish Red Cross response teams provide emergency support following train accident

Following yesterday’s devastating train crash in Santiago de Compostela, north-west Spain, the Spanish Red Cross has sent out alerts to 22 psychosocial support teams who may be called on to provide support for the injured and families of the dead.
Support and training to provide hope in the depths of a crisis
24 January 2013

Support and training to provide hope in the depths of a crisis

By Spanish Red Cross, and Giovanni Zambello, IFRC Jesús, a waiter by profession, is one of the many Spaniards who saw their unemployment benefits coming to an end during the peak of the economic crisis in Spain. “My situation was rather complicated. I was not longer receiving the dole and, of course, I still had to pay my bills. There was a moment when I saw myself in the street,” he says. Then...
Red Cross Red Crescent Movement honoured for its humanitarian work
26 October 2012

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement honoured for its humanitarian work

The international Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has been awarded the 2012 Prince of Asturias award for its exceptional work in international cooperation. The award was presented to Tadateru Konoé, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). At the ceremony on 26...
Growing needs, shrinking funds: Spain might just be the beginning
10 October 2012

Growing needs, shrinking funds: Spain might just be the beginning

For the first time ever the collected funds from the Spanish Red Cross ‘Día de la Banderita - Flag Day - will flow into the national appeal.
Bringing relief to people affected by wildfires on Canary Islands
15 August 2012

Bringing relief to people affected by wildfires on Canary Islands

Staff and volunteers of the Spanish Red Cross have been working around the clock to tackle the humanitarian consequences of the forest fires.
Red Cross assists after deadly Spanish quake
12 May 2011

Red Cross assists after deadly Spanish quake

Thousands of residents of the Spanish town of Lorca are relying on emergency aid after two earthquakes caused severe damage and led to eight deaths (including two pregnant women) on Tuesday ...
19 December 2008

Spain: Sportspeople against malaria

Olivia Acosta, Spanish Red Cross, in Madr...
Barajas airport crash: 23 Spanish Red Cross teams continue essential psychological support
22 August 2008

Barajas airport crash: 23 Spanish Red Cross teams continue essential psychological

Twenty-three Spanish Red Cross teams continue to bring essential psychological support to families of the victims of Wednesday’s (20 August) air crash at Barajas airport in Madrid.
21 August 2008

300 Spanish Red Cross volunteers respond to air crash in Madrid airport

Some 300 Spanish Red Cross volunteers were immediately sent in to respond to the crash of a Spanair flight, bound for the Canary Islands, at midday on 20 August at Barajas airport in Madrid.
8 June 2007

United Nations and International Federation leaders share common humanitarian concerns

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and International Federation President Juan Manuel Suárez del Toro shared common humanitarian concerns during their first-ever meeting, in Madrid, on 6 June.
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