Country: Europe

’Youth in the Mediterranean’ photo contest

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 environmental sense and beyond. Out of the 12 finalists the jury named two winners. The first prize went to Mohamed Salih’s Let’s make a future, while Rui Cancela’s Change behaviours, unite communities was selected for the second place. Both photographers are invited to participate at the Atlantis XIV youth camp in Malaga, organized by CCM and the Spanish Red...

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Florence Call for Action final report – Russian

C удовольствием представляем данный краткий отчёт о работе в рамках обязательств, которые мы взяли на себя на 9-й Европейской региональной конференции, которая состоялась в Италии, во Флоренции, в июне 2014 г.

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Światowy Dzień Czerwonego Krzyża i Czerwonego Półksiężyca 8 maja 2018 Niezapomniane uśmiechy z całego świata Materiały wizerunkowe Social media content Facebook Twitter Posters for printing Twibbon Show your support for the Red Cross and Red Crescent by adding a Twibbon to your social media profiles. Join us...

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European humanitarian summit closes with commitments on migration, increasing diversity among volunteers

Almaty, Kazakhstan, 4 May 2018 – Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders have reaffirmed their support for all migrants regardless of status and have flagged improved trans-national cooperation to ensure more consistent care and protection for people on the move. This announcement came at the end of the 10th European Regional Conference of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, which was held for the first time in Almaty, Kazakhstan. “Migrants are vulnerable whatever the reason they embark on their journey towards a better life, and it is our duty to support them,” said Francesco Rocca, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “What we have seen here in Almaty is a renewed commitment from all 53 European National Societies to stand with migrants, to stand against intolerance, and to stand for improved cooperation and increased impact.” The conference adopted the “Almaty Commitments” which set out Red Cross and Red Crescent priorities for the coming four years. In addition to migration, the declaration carries clear pledges on improving engagement with volunteers and young people, and on strengthening cooperation and coordination. Dr Kerem Kinik, IFRC Vice President for Europe, said: “Our commitments will see us expand our support to local communities, ensuring we work in an affective and inclusive way – that is key to us making sure we are effective and relevant. “There is...

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Red Cross Red Crescent summit to address humanitarian issues in Europe and Central Asia kicks off in Kazakhstan

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 migration, building community resilience and empowering youth volunteers in focus on day one. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) President, Dr Francesco Rocca, told the conference: “We in the Red Cross and Red Crescent need to continually explore the best ways of engaging with youth. We have an amazing opportunity here to engage our young people...

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