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.

Latest news from Europe

On Saturday 17 August, Turkey marks the anniversary of the 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Izmit—around 100 kilometres east of Istanbul— killing 17,479 people, including 1,000 in Istanbul, the economic capital of the country. The quake hit at 3:02 am on 1 …

16 August 2019

On 14 August 2018, a 200-metre section of Ponte Morandi in Genoa, Italy, collapsed. Vehicles plunged 90 metres onto railway tracks, and buildings below, killing 43 people and injuring 29. Together with the military and state authorities, Italian Red Cross search and rescue teams searched for survivors for 26 hours. Altogether 500 Italian Red Cross volunteers took part in the operation that lasted for 35 days.

14 August 2019

The VOICES Network, supported by the British Red Cross, is a nationwide association of people with refugee backgrounds providing a platform on which to share the challenges they face, and raise those issues to decision makers.

6 August 2019

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is mourning the loss of its friend and former Vice President, Annemarie Huber-Hotz.

3 August 2019

By Ece Ceren Dogar, IFRC “The world is beautiful!” says Muhsine to Abdullah, her friend from Syria whom she calls her little brother. The two are deep in concentration, covering their paper with green and blue paint. Later, they have more fun painting …

29 July 2019
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Europe in focus

CEA Assessment Report – Community Based Migration Programme in Turkey

This assessment report on community engagement and accountability (CEA) provides an analysis of refugees and host communities under the Turkish Red Crescent Community Based Migration Programme. It provides an insight into the information needs, access to and preference in using communication channels, community structure, social cohesion and behaviour, as well as the preferred mechanism to raise concerns or share feedback.

The report also gives an overview of the capacities of staff and volunteers at the Community Centres who provide information on registration and services, protection-related prevention activities, psychosocial support, vocational training and livelihood programmes, language courses and health and hygiene promotion.