Author: Nora Peter

Minecraft game to battle loneliness scoops international award

Loneliness is a serious problem in Finland with about 10 per cent of teenagers and young adults feeling isolated. Face-to-face activities that bring people together have been the backbone of Finnish Red Cross volunteer programmes and 2017 saw them taken to the next level – online gaming.

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People in Spain and Portugal find new jobs with the help of the Red Cross

When Spanish DIY company AKI Bricolaje offered Hernin Rodriguez Girlado a job at the firm’s warehouse, he was relieved to put the long struggle to find regular work behind him. Hernin joined the Spanish Red Cross’ Employment Plan – a large-scale initiative designed to help people under 30 without formal qualifications to develop professional skills.

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.