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5 décembre 2016

“Being a volunteer is a rewarding vocation”: Karen Castro's story

“Being a volunteer is a rewarding vocation; it means a lot of dedication. I have learned to appreciate everything I have,” said Karen Castro.
“For as long as I can, I will volunteer”: Pairo’s story
5 décembre 2016

“For as long as I can, I will volunteer”: Pairo’s story

Pairo Aguilar is a 43-year-old Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteer. He has dedicated a lot of his time to help those in need.
I’ll never forget finding lost boy’s mum
10 mai 2016

I’ll never forget finding lost boy’s mum

Badi Hadad explains what it means to be a Syrian in Croatia supporting people from his country.
Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Luis Lomai, Vanuatu
7 mars 2016

Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Luis Lomai, Vanuatu

“People are happy but life is hard. There is no water and no food. The sun is very strong and there’s been very little rain."
Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Sabrina Wako, West Tanna
7 mars 2016

Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Sabrina Wako, West Tanna

“It was the biggest cyclone I have ever experienced. The kids were crying and I thought that maybe this was the end of my life.”
Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Karie Manaruru, Vanuatu
7 mars 2016

Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Karie Manaruru, Vanuatu

“Living with one leg is not easy. It’s hard to do things like work in the garden, or collect water from the well."
Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Nelly Iaukelo, Vanuatu
7 mars 2016

Cyclone Pam One Year Anniversary - Nelly Iaukelo, Vanuatu

“I like Red Cross because they help people in the community and I’m interested in their work."
Walking Athen’s streets to support city’s homeless
2 février 2016

Walking Athen’s streets to support city’s homeless

I arrive at the family shelter run by the Hellenic Red Cross around 7 pm after work.
“I will be a doctor. At least, that is what I would have been.”
2 février 2016

“I will be a doctor. At least, that is what I would have been.”

“I will be a doctor. At least, that is what I would have been.” These words, spoken by a 15-year-old Syrian girl, made me stop reading and catch my breath in shock.
No time for tears
16 décembre 2015

No time for tears

My eyes were glued to the television screen. Despite the urgency of the situation, I could not focus on what I needed to do.
Heartache and hope on Austrian border
17 novembre 2015

Heartache and hope on Austrian border

Imagine getting a phone call saying that within the next 30 minutes, 600 people will arrive on your doorstep — all of them tired, anxious and hungry, most in need of a shower and a change of clothes.
The touch of an Ebola survivor
11 novembre 2015

The touch of an Ebola survivor

One survivor described life with Ebola as being trapped in a bird cage.
Delivering humanitarian services amid gunshots requires a thick skin
30 octobre 2015

Delivering humanitarian services amid gunshots requires a thick skin

One delegate's motivation for returning to the insecurity of Central African Republic
Why I went to fight Ebola… three times
28 août 2015

Why I went to fight Ebola… three times

Michelle Gundry, a British nurse recalls why she felt the need to help and the humanity she found
Engaging communities affected by Ebola is all about being able to re-mix the message
13 août 2015

Engaging communities affected by Ebola is all about being able to re-mix the message

The importance of not sounding like a broken record when sharing messages of prevention
Communities in Turkey show the strength of solidarity
23 juillet 2015

Communities in Turkey show the strength of solidarity

Field work is always a welcome change from my usual work at the office, however this time it was particularly inspiring to see how communities support families, friends, and others in need.
Finding space to work and thrive with the Red Cross family in Nepal
23 juillet 2015

Finding space to work and thrive with the Red Cross family in Nepal

Nepal has always been a place that I wanted to visit, but until now I had never made the trip.
Ukraine:
9 juin 2015

Ukraine: "I listened to their stories and their dreams for the future"

Tímea Kramcsák: "I am involved many emergency operations, but usually from a distance, sitting behind a desk. This experience was different, this was face-to-face..."
“Please tell the world we are here” – reaching remote communities devastated by two earthquakes
18 mai 2015

“Please tell the world we are here” – reaching remote communities devastated by two earthquakes

In Singati, the totality of devastation is paralyzing. Most of the houses are completely destroyed, and the ones still standing are all badly cracked, poised to collapse at any minute.
The work is difficult and dangerous in Nepal, but who would we be if we did not try?
15 mai 2015

The work is difficult and dangerous in Nepal, but who would we be if we did not try?

Night falls in Kathmandu. We sleep in the streets, in the tents, in the parks. The last strong tremor still present in the body.

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.