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World Refugee Day 2020: live 72 hour video “Refugee voices from around the world”

On 19 – 20 June, 2020, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Representation for Northern Europe is screening a virtual event of a video exclusively produced for the occasion, streaming live and in a loop for 72 hours. This video includes testimonials and messages from refugees around the world, including strong refugee voices from countries in …

The Red Cross EU Office draws attention to the situation of refugees and asylum seekers during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Red Cross EU Office draws attention to the situation of refugees in European countries during the COVID-19.

World Refugee Day 2020: 72 hour online video with testimonials and messages from refugees around the world

On 19 - 20 June, 2020, the UNHCR will be screening a virtual event for 72 hours.

Refugees and asylum seekers went to amusement park and enjoys Latvian traditional meal

On 8 January 2020, refugees and asylum seekers went to the first indoor amusement park in Latvia “Jungle“. Everyone had a great time enjoying inflatable attractions and ball pool.They were happy to spend the day full of joy and being together.  After the amusement park they went to LIDO, where they could share their experience …

After two years the international project AVAIL is closed

On 24 January 2020 within the international project “AVAIL" LatRC organised a closing event “Intercultural Kitchen”.

Training “Social work with people of different ethnic groups”

On 3 January Latvian Red Cross organised a training “Social work with people of different ethnic groups”. It was done within international project “AVAIL – “Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and lifeskills”. During the training participants had the opportunity to improve their knowledge about the intercultural communication and to develop …

Christmas event for families of refugees and asylum Seekers in Latvia

On December 17, in Riga, Latvian Red Cross, within the international project “AVAIL – “Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and lifeskills” organised a Christmas event for children of refugees and asylum seekers”. Families attended the event together with their social mentors. First, they watched a movie “Red Shoes and Seven …

5 regional trainings on integration of refugees and immigrants have been sucessfully completed

Latvian Red Cross, in cooperation with the UN Refugee Agency`s Regional Representation for Northern Europe (UNHCR), has organized 5 regional trainings with the title “Work for the integration of refugees and immigrants: intercultural interaction, good practice and experience.” The training aims to build capacity and expertise of more than one hundred service providers, public authorities …

LatRC supports asylum seeker to participate at the Tet Riga Marathon

Since the warmer weather has arrived in Latvia, Latvian Red Cross, within the international project “AVAIL”, invites refugees and asylum seekers to join public events, for example to spend their free time actively in nature or to do some sports. Ezekiel from Nigeria, who is one of the asylum seekers in Latvia, showed his interest …

Refugee and asylum seeker families visit Sigulda

At the end of summer 2019, on 29 August asylum seekers and refugees with their families went on an excursion to Sigulda. During the excursion, participants enjoyed Krimulda manor house, air tram, serpentine path, Livonian Order Sigulda castle ruins and Gutmanu cave. The final destination of this excursion was the playground for children in Raina …

The Red Cross offers a unique experience of learning exotic languages online and for free

We offer unique opportunity to learn exotic languages online and for free: ARABIC, SPANISH, FRENCH, MANDARIN, KOREAN, PERSIAN, TURKISH, SWAHILI, HINDI, URDU AND SOMALI! Funded by the European Union, the AVAIL project is running various integration and advocacy initiatives in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Latvia. In the UK, this includes a collaboration between the British …

Glass jewellery workshop for refugees and asylum seekers

  On 4 June, 2019, within the project “AVAIL” Latvian Red Cross organised glass jewellery (earrings, brooches, pendants and necklaces) workshop for refugees and asylum seekers. After cutting colourful pieces of glass, each piece was combined in different combinations and colour ranges and every participant could imagine himself/herself as glass artist. Children and adults joined …