The Centre for Cooperation in the Mediterranean (CCM) has announced winners of its annual photo contest for young people aged 18 to 30. This year’s theme was Fostering sustainable environments, focusing on youth action for a more sustainable future, in …

The IFRC’s European Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial  and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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The 10th European Regional Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has opened in Almaty, bringing together humanitarian leaders from Europe and Central Asia. The summit, hosted by Kazakhstan Red Crescent, began on 2 May in Almaty with migrat …

2 May 2018

On 30 April, IFRC President Francesco Rocca, Secretary General Elhadj As Sy and Dr. Kerem Kinik, IFRC’s Vice President for Europe visited Kyrgyzstan to foster cooperation in disaster prevention among the National Society, the Government and the IFRC. F …

1 May 2018

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies deeply mourns the loss of its friend and former leader, Markku Niskala from Finland. 

27 February 2018

Farm animals are helping families in Ukraine kick-start small businesses after four years of conflict which have seen jobs lost and homes destroyed.

7 February 2018

“Today more than ever, there is a need for common action at the international level, to ensure that nobody is left behind anymore: we cannot remain in silence in front of drownings at sea, massacres of civilians, bombs and bullets that target our volunteers and health facilities as well.”

27 January 2018
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Europe in focus

Growing vulnerabilities report

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.