The IFRC’s European Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial  and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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A herd of alpacas in the Peruvian Andes.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent’s first ever Early Action Protocol funded by IFRC’s Forecast-based Action by the DREF – which will use forecast-based financing to support herder families in the high Andes region of Peru – is now in place and ready for a …

12 February 2019

The leader of a Norwegian Red Cross avalanche rescue team has told of the heroic efforts she and her team went to, in retrieving the bodies of three skiers killed in an avalanche last month.

4 February 2019

Three European Red Cross societies have launched a joint initiative that focuses on the social integration of refugees and asylum-seekers. The two-year project runs under the acronym ARCI and is implemented by the IFRC in partnership with the German, Bulgarian and Croatian Red Cross.

18 January 2019

By Helena Loh, IFRC “E.T. phone home?” “E.T. phone home.” “And they’ll come?” “Come? Home. Home.”  Hearing these words while watching the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial in 1994, six-year-old Yasmina Peker cried so hard that her mother had to tell her …

11 January 2019

Young girls who have fled conflict and instability in rural Syria in search of a more peaceful and dignified life in Turkey can sometimes find themselves still at risk from a harmful traditional practice their families have brought from their homeland.

18 December 2018
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Europe in focus

Growing vulnerabilities report

The recently published “Growing Vulnerabilities: increased action” is a follow up  to the “Europe in Crisis – Think Differently” report, providing updates on the humanitarian needs and the Red Cross and Red Crescent response in the region. The report was produced in cooperation with the Centre for Policy Studies at the Central European University in Budapest and it presents evidence of the Red Cross and Red Crescent actions and patterns in cooperation with stakeholders in the areas of migration, volunteering and social action.