A heroic high school student who stepped in to save the life of his physics teacher has hit the headlines in Israel.

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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Francesco Rocca

Italian lawyer and humanitarian, Francesco Rocca, was today elected the new President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

6 November 2017

“We all live with so much uncertainty here. It’s so important that organizations like the Red Cross are providing clear and accurate information, that they listen to what the community needs and does something with that information.” Saleh, Volunteer w …

2 November 2017

The intergenerational centre operated by the Montenegro Red Cross brings together young and older members of the community.

27 October 2017

By Aslan Tussupzhanov, Red Crescent of Kazakhstan Blood collection is one of the most traditional activities of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and a constant challenge when it comes to getting the engagement of young people. Which is why the Kaza …

27 October 2017

Italian Red Cross and Encyclopaedia Treccani launched a campaign to promote humanitarian values through the Italian language. With five definitions – Reception, Migration, Asylum, Dialogue, Humanity – the campaign highlights concepts that are often misinterpreted, and therefore can lead to fear, misunderstanding and disorientation.

27 October 2017
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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.