Hellenic Red Cross volunteers carry out search and rescue work in the devastated village of Mati, some 30km east of Athens.Photo: Nick Paleologos/SOOC  As wildfires continue to threaten Greece’s Attica region, Red Cross volunteers are supporting t …

Hellenic Red Cross was admitted to the IFRC in 1919. In 2015, it counted 12,122 active volunteers (up from 11,120 in 2010).

Latest news from Hellenic Red Cross

At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of homes damaged after flash flooding swept parts of Greece.

20 November 2017

“We all live with so much uncertainty here. It’s so important that organizations like the Red Cross are providing clear and accurate information, that they listen to what the community needs and does something with that information.” Saleh, Volunteer w …

2 November 2017

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.

21 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

The Hellenic Red Cross is bringing lifesaving medical support to migrant communities in Greece with its mobile clinic.

27 June 2017

Some years ago, two Palestinian-Syrian men – Salah from Damascus and Abu Nidal from Homs – met for the first time in Turkey after both had escaped the war in Syria to save their families. Ever since that chance meeting the two families have been inseparable.

16 May 2017
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  • President (Pharmacist): Dr Antonios AVGERINOS
  • Vice-President (Lawyer): Ms Despina LASKARIDOU
  • Vice-President (Hon. Member of the Supreme Court of Greece): Mr Fotios KAYMENAKIS
  • Vice-President (Hon. Ambassador): Mr Michael KAMBANIS
  • Treasurer (Branch Director Alpha Bank): Mr Evangelos PANOU
  • Secretary General (Economist): Ms Evangelia VELENTZA-ZOUROUDI
  • Responsible for Human Resources: Ms Evangelia MALLIORA
  • Head of Finance: Mr. Georgios DOUMANIDIS
  • Responsible for HRC International Relations Processing (until further notice): Ms Sophia PEPONI