Celebrating Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers

Every single day, volunteers around the world make a difference in their communities. On International Volunteer Day, we want to pay tribute to the incredible Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers. There are more than 11.6 million active volunteers sharing their...

The humanitarian dilemma at the crossroads of Ebola and conflict

By Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General Responders to the current Ebola epidemic in North Kivu are dealing with an unprecedented scenario. This is the first time that Ebola has found its way into an area where there is complex and violent conflict. It is a deadly...

Refugees in Italy learn to support their peers in social integration

30 refugees and asylum seekers participate in a programme that enables them to share knowledge and experience about life in Italy with new arrivals. During the sessions, they study the legal statuses of migrants and refugees, their rights and responsibilities and ways to access services in different regions of Italy.

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