The Swedish Red Cross (Swedish: Svenska Röda Korset) is a Swedish humanitarian organization and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Founded in 1865, its purpose is to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever and whenever it occurs, voluntarily and without discrimination. Within Sweden, it operates more than 1,000 local branches, which are run by local committees. (source: Wikipedia)

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Two women from Syria and Congo are living together with their children in a small apartment in Skopje. Their husbands are working abroad, and the women are both volunteering for the Red Cross while waiting for their families to be reunited.  

10 June 2021
Psychologica support

By Olivia Acosta Last November powerful Hurricane Eta, the second strongest hurricane for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, caused last November in Panama landslides, flooding and strong winds, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes. The Pa …

28 May 2021

Şiriyeva Rəxşəndə is one of the nearly 1,000 people who have received financial assistance from the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society through a project to help vulnerable families heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic meet their basic needs.

11 May 2021

Geneva, 8 May 2021 – Today, we are celebrating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This day is dedicated to staff and volunteers of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement that are reaching and supporting people affected by COVID-19 and …

8 May 2021
Nurse preparing a corona virus vaccine.

To help nations in inoculating the most vulnerable populations, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a $100 million campaign to provide COVID-19 vaccines to refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and migrants around the world. Accor …

4 May 2021

The Fund   The Empress Shôken Fund is named after Her Majesty the Empress of Japan, who proposed – at the 9th International Conference of the Red Cross – the creation of an international fund to promote relief work in peacetime. It is administered by t …

9 April 2021

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  • Mr. Tord PETTERSSON: Director of National society Development
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