Country: Italy

Thousands of Red Cross volunteers meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

“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.”

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From words to understanding: a solidarity campaign in Italian

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.

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Evacuations underway in Italy as quake rocks island

At least two people are believed to have died and dozens injured following a magnitude 4 earthquake in the Bay of Naples. Ischia island was the worst hit by the tremor which caused several buildings to collapse including a church and houses. Several people remain trapped under the rubble.

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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.