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The deafening silence of 700 lost souls

The deafening silence of 700 lost souls

Seven hundred killed in a plane crash. Seven hundred killed in a terrorist attack. Hundreds ...

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

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 ...

In pictures: Libyan Red Crescent volunteers provide aid to the living, and dignity to the deceased

In pictures: Libyan Red Crescent volunteers provide aid to the living, and dignity to the deceased

Volunteers of Libyan Red Crescent do whatever they can to help people in need, regardless of ...

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Red Cross doubles support in Greece as thousands await their fate

Over 50,000 people, mainly families, are stranded in Greece awaiting their fate pending ...

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

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 ...

Croatia’s main transit camp closes as Balkan route remains shut

Croatia’s main transit camp closes as Balkan route remains shut

The Croatian Red Cross had been the lead humanitarian agency inside the Slavonski Brod centre ...


Protect humanity - Behind the statistics are thousands of lives

What would you do if your country became mired in conflict? If the only way to protect your family was to put them in danger, to put them on a boat in the middle of the night?

Every day, thousands of people risk their lives in search of hope. The hope that, wherever their journey ends, it will be better and safer than the home they left behind.

On World Refugee Day, we invite you to join us, to help break the silence and stop indifference by sharing the stories of those who survived the crossing. Let’s make sure no life is forgotten.

Read and share stories of travellers and volunteers and find more resources on our special site.

#ProtectHumanity – Stop Indifference


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