Institution: Europe

Finding courage and drawing strength from helping others

Rashida hasn’t heard any news of her husband since the family’s house was set ablaze, he was taken away and she and her children fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to safety in Bangladesh. She says she is sure he must be dead, otherwise he too would have joined them.

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European Migration Plan 2018

The 2018 Europe Regional Migration Plan is being published on the heels of the November 2017 Red Cross Red Crescent Statutory meetings in Antalya, which reaffirmed that migration will remain one of the most important issues of our time, and set a benchmark for the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement’s long-standing work and humanitarian approach to migration.

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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.