Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are providing emergency support throughout the night on the island of Kos and the Turkish coastal city of Bodrum after a powerful earthquake leaves two people dead and hundreds injured.

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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Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC, visited Kazakhstan to meet Kazakh Red Crescent volunteers – including many who were once beneficiaries of the National Society’s programmes.

7 July 2017

Ahmed Zeki, father-of-four, loves exercise so much that he’s built a gym in the middle of the woods in Serbia to encourage fellow migrants to stay healthy in their stressful situation. Zeki himself endured a life-threatening journey to safety from Afghanistan.

5 July 2017

It’s a 40-minute walk to the closest supermarket for Syrian family Barishan, 30, her husband Rashid Musa, 34, and their three children. They live in Nea Kavala camp in northern Greece and are among the people who have received a Red Cross cash card to enable them to buy what they need.

4 July 2017

Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC, met with volunteers and staff of the Red Crescent Society of Uzbekistan this week to promote a culture of peace and solidarity.

3 July 2017

Extreme temperatures across much of Europe are due to peak this week as some countries brace themselves for highs of 39 degrees Celsius.

28 June 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.