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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 time at LatRC short term accommodation center “Burtnieks”

Sincerely, colorful, and delicious, on December 21st, Christmas came to LatRC short term accommodation center“Burtnieks”. An international volunteer team of young people Latvia, Russia, Italy organised creative workshop for kids and made joy of decorating gingerbread, making cards and colorful decors. All the celebrations participants had a warm cocoa and together they were greeting Santa …

Albanian Red Cross provides support to the ones affected by earthquake

27.11 2019Uncategorized
Albanian Red Cross provides support to the ones affected by earthquake

LatRC Youth volunteers participates in the international project “Digital Condom”

On 20 – 28 September, 2019  the Latvian Red Cross Youth (LatRCY) volunteers team was participating in a great youth exchange project “Digital Condom” organized by our colleagues Hungarian Red Cross. During project, participants from 7 different countries Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Spain and Italy gained new knowledge and experience, shared their thoughts and …

Glass jewellery workshop for refugees and asylum seekers

25.10 2019Uncategorized
  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 …

Integration activities of international project “AVAIL” continues

24.10 2019Uncategorized
During March 2019, integration activities organised by Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) within the international Red Cross project “AVAIL- Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and life skills” are continuing. On 1 March 2019, refugees and asylum seekers together with their mentors went to a puppet show and watched the play about …

LatRC participates at the international meeting within “BALTPREP” project in Berlin, Germany

09.10 2019Uncategorized
On 27 September, 2019, within the international project “BALTPREP – enhancing regional preparedness and response capacity for major accidents in the Baltic Sea region” representative of the Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) joined a project group meeting in Berlin, Germany. The team was working on preparing a regional preparedness plan. It should be useful and important tool to …

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

01.10 2019Projects
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 …

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

23.09 2019Projects
. 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 …

LatRC joins international meeting within the project “AVAIL”

13.09 2019Projects
On 10-12 September 2019, a joint meeting of Red Cross members from the partner countries of the international project “AVAIL – Amplifying the voices of asylum seekers and refugees for integration and lifeskills” (Red Cross national societies of UK, Ireland, Italy, Latvia and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies) and of a …

Refugee and asylum seeker families visit Sigulda

05.09 2019Uncategorized
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 …