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Yesterday our village was bombed, there is nothing left

Yesterday our village was bombed, there is nothing left

Cash assistance for asylum-seekers and refugees in Nea Kavala brings them dignity and independence.

First snow fall of the winter brings more misery to northern Greece

First snow fall of the winter brings more misery to northern Greece

Temperature below zero calls for urgent action in migrant centres in Greece.

Albanian flood catastrophe

Albanian flood catastrophe

The worst flooding in years has hit the Albanian lowlands after a week of torrential rain, and ...

Train of Humanity targeting health of labourers rolls across Central Asia

Train of Humanity targeting health of labourers rolls across Central Asia

Red Crescent in Central Asia board the train to talk to Moscow to talk to men and women of ...

From sewing classes to computer courses: community centres in Turkey give Syrians a lifeline

From sewing classes to computer courses: community centres in Turkey give Syrians a lifeline

Turkish Red Cross has been establishing community centres for the Syrian refugees living in ...

Italian rehab centre celebrates 40 years of fighting addiction

Italian rehab centre celebrates 40 years of fighting addiction

Fourty years on many drug users continue to beat their addiction with the help of Villa Maraini.


Growing vulnerabilities: increased action

The recently published “Growing Vulnerabilities: increased action” is a follow up  to the “Europe in Crisis – Think Differently” report, providing updates on the humanitarian needs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent response in the region. The report was produced in cooperation with the Centre for Policy Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and it presents evidence of the Red Cross and Red Crescent actions and patterns in cooperation with stakeholders in the areas of migration, volunteering and social action. “Growing Vulnerabilities” also provides recommendations on how to improve the collective Red Cross and Red Crescent response in adapting to the economic vulnerabilities and humanitarian needs of the future.

The “Europe in Crisis – Think Differently” report published in 2013 outlined the key humanitarian challenges resulting from the economic crises and proposed advocacy actions, providing the foundation for the commitments made by European National Societies in the Florence Call for Action.

(Photo: Zsofia Palyi)

For further information go to: Economic crisis homepage.


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British singer and song-writer Charlie Winston decided to support our #ProtectHumanity campaign after he visited Germany and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia where he met and spent time with migrants and Red Cross volunteers. He was joint by celebrities such as Sting and Peter Gabriel to produce his latest #SaySomething video clip, drawing attention to global humanitarian concerns, in particular with regards the protection of migrants. The song resonates with our global campaign which calls for the the international protection of people on the move.

In pictures: On the migration trail in Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

The Western Balkans migration trail sees thousands of families – many fleeing conflict or repression – attempting to travel into the European Union.

On the migration trail in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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Real change does not come easy – young volunteers lead the way!

In June, 20 young Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia ...

The Balkan Youth practice become the change they want to see

Can two boxes, 200 drinking straws and blindfolds made from old curtains empower the youth of ...

Young people can make a difference – but leaders need to “let go”

Young people from Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies in China, Iran, Kenya, Georgia, ...


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