Ukraine

20 February 2014

Ukrainian Red Cross Society volunteer injured during clashes in Kiev

One Ukrainian Red Cross Society volunteer was wounded today (Thursday) while attempting to provide medical assistance during the unrest in the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
22 years of supporting the people affected by the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl
26 April 2012

22 years of supporting the people affected by the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl

On 26 April 1986, an unprecedented nuclear explosion happened near Chernobyl, northern Ukraine.
Coming in from the cold - Ukraine Red Cross responds to the big freeze
14 February 2012

Coming in from the cold - Ukraine Red Cross responds to the big freeze

Northern Ukraine has recorded some of the lowest temperatures in the current cold snap affecting half of Europe which has killed hundreds of people, the majority of them homeless persons.
22 April 2011

CHERNOBYL 25 YEARS AFTER: “WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY”

By Joe Lowry in Kiev While the world struggles to deal with the triple disaster in Japan, international attention was focussed on an earlier nuclear disaster in Ukraine this week, with the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the explosion of reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl power station. Senior figures from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),...
President’s visit to Ukraine moves forward humanitaria agenda
16 November 2010

President’s visit to Ukraine moves forward humanitaria agenda

“We must start by knowing who we are.
Ukraine: living with HIV in hiding
15 July 2010

Ukraine: living with HIV in hiding

Fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV is at the core of the Red Cross Red Crescent AIDS response.
Eastern Europe hit by floods
9 July 2010

Eastern Europe hit by floods

Large swathes of Eastern Europe, including regions within Ukraine, Romania and Moldova, have been hit by heavy floods, plunging rural communities into vulnerability.
Ukraine: Red Cross responds to H1N1 pandemic
6 November 2009

Ukraine: Red Cross responds to H1N1 pandemic

Schools are closed, public events banned and travel restricted for a three-week period after the first death from H1N1 flu was confirmed by the Ministry of Health last week and a state of emergency was announced in several regions in western Ukraine.
Chernobyl: the Red Cross continues to save lives
28 April 2009

Tributes paid to Red Cross volunteers as Chernobyl tragedy remembered

The Govener General of Canada, Mme Michealle Jean has paid tribute to the hundreds of Soviet Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers who were active in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster 23 years ago.
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