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LatRC joins international project “BALTPREP” team meeting online

In 24 – 25 March, 2020 representatives of the Latvian Red Cross who are participating in “BALTPREP” joined international online project meeting.

Overview of Red Cross Capacities in the Baltic Sea Region is available

German Red Cross, in collaboration with Project partners, has issued an Overview of Red Cross Capacities in the Baltic Sea Region within the international project “BALTPREP - enhancing regional preparedness and response capacity for major accidents in the Baltic Sea region”.

Global Review on Volunteers by IFRC

On the 5th of December on International Volunteer Day at the IFRC General Assembly, the Global Review on Volunteering was launched. 2 years 600 staff and volunteers interviewed from 158 countries. The report outlines the trends, challenges and opportunities facing volunteering globally. Did you know? • We have 9 million youth volunteers! • 52 National Societies …

The General Assembly, 1st and 2nd day

The General Assembly is the supreme governing body of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Member National Societies meet to celebrate their achievements, discuss the humanitarian challenges and decide the future strategic directions. Published on 08.12.2015.

Happy Easter!

Published on 13.04.2017.

6 Red Cross volunteers killed, 16 wounded, around 70 civilians killed and 100 wounded in Nigeria

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is deeply saddened by the death of a number of Red Cross aid workers following an airstrike on the town of Rann, near the border of Nigeria and Cameroon. At least 6 volunteers were killed, and 13 more wounded, although both figures may rise. In addition to aid …

Belgian RC is actively involved in the rescue process in Brussels (updated on 24.03.2016. )

On March 22 several explosions had rocked in Brussels, Belgium – at the airport and at the metro station. As we informed before, Belgian Red Cross was actively involved in the rescue process. More than 100 Belgian Red Cross doctors, nurses and paramedics and 30 ambulances where at the scene of attacks in Brussels. For more information please read …

Rec Cross provides help in Ecuador

On april 16th the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern Ecuador late Saturday night. According to government estimates, at least 272 people have been killed, with more than 2527 injured. The Ecuadorian Red Cross has been responding since the minutes following the earthquake. Hundreds of volunteers and staff have supported search and rescue efforts and provided …

Italian Red Cross is providing help for victims of the Earthquake on 24th August

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy claiming lives, injuring others and leaving many homeless Italian Red Cross search and rescue teams are racing to help those affected by an earthquake which has severely damaged towns near the city of Perugia. Red Cross medical teams, including 20 ambulances, are arriving to support the rescue …