More than 300 volunteers and staff from the Portuguese Red Cross are providing first aid, psychological support and emergency supplies to victims of devastating forest fires sweeping parts of the country.

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

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help people affected by a major fire that destroyed the Grenfell tower block in London.

16 June 2017

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has raised £10.2 million since its launch two weeks ago by Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross.

6 June 2017

Tropical Cyclone Mora made landfall early this morning along Bangladesh’s South West coastline between Cox’s Bazaar and the city of Chittagong.

30 May 2017

Visitors to a ‘Night at the Museum’ event at Sechenov University have brushed up on life-saving skills as well as medical history with the Russian Red Cross in the country’s capital.

24 May 2017

An aviator nurse from the Second World War, a rescue team looking for earthquake survivors and cancer screening in Chernobyl are just some examples of rare photos on show in Moscow this month.

24 May 2017
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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.