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

Seren Sabancı Keser, a 27-year-old call centre operator at Turkish Red Crescent, received a call from a refugee in need who could not go and receive his Kızılaykart (a prepaid debit card)– he was in hospital after showing COVID-19 symptoms. This debit …

6 July 2020

Jack is an Iranian engineer living in Greece. Back home in Tehran he owned his own construction company and was surrounded by a close-knit group of friends, colleagues and family. But that all changed one day.

1 July 2020

Challenging situations can also mean a fresh start. For 28-year-old Genghis Khan from Kyrgyzstan the COVID-19 pandemic changed his whole life.

23 June 2020

By Caroline Holt Jobs are being lost. The restrictions on movement that are keeping people safe from the coronavirus are often damaging or destroying their livelihoods and their ability to feed and care for their families. Around the world, the most vu …

12 June 2020

Somaya dreams of becoming a medical doctor and bringing relief to those who are suffering. Somaya and her family had to flee war-torn Afghanistan and sought refuge in Iran. She and her family have had a difficult life, but Somaya continues to chase her dreams of making a meaningful contribution to society.

27 May 2020
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Europe in focus

Refugee integration projects

Learn more about how Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Europe support the orientation and integration of refugees as they establish their new lives on a longer term basis.

Youth in Europe

The Red Cross Red Crescent European Youth Network (EYN) facilitates sharing of good practices, exchange of experiences and advocates on behalf of its members since 1975.

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.