Hernin Rodriguez Girlado, 26, explains participants to the Spanish Red Cross’s Employment Plan the vision of the company as well as the skills necessary to complete sales and logistics related jobs. /Spanish Red Cross

When Spanish DIY company AKI Bricolaje offered Hernin Rodriguez Girlado a job at the firm’s warehouse, he was relieved to put the long struggle to find regular work behind him. Hernin joined the Spanish Red Cross’ Employment Plan – a large-scale initiative designed to help people under 30 without formal qualifications to develop professional skills.

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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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.