We use cookies to ensure that we give the best experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree that we will store and use cookies on your device. You can revoke your consent at any time by deleting your saved cookies. Read more

Christmas miracles at the LatRC short-stay accommodation centre “Burtnieks” and Crisis Centre “Burtnieks”

29.12 2015Uncategorized
In this special time of the year children and their parents – inhabitants of the Latvian Red Cross short-stay accommodation centre “Burtnieks” and Latvian Red Cross Crisis Centre “Burtnieks” – are especially pleased. The last few days families have spent time together in order to prepare the Christmas joy to themselves – firstly they wrapped …

Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch visits LatRC Rezekne branch

15.12 2015Uncategorized
On the 2nd-6th December 2015 ‪‎Latvian Red Cross and Rezekne branch were pleased to welcome Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch colleagues for a working visit in Riga and Rezekne.  The Oppland Working team consisted of 3 volunteers – Project coordinator Mr. Tore Wien, Youth leader Ms. Margret Taarud and the volunteer of social programs Ms. Nadia …

LatRC Rezekne branch youngsters participate at the role play “On The Run” in Norway

20.10 2015Uncategorized
From October 9 to October 11, three young volunteers from Latvian Red Cross Rezekne branch participated at the role play event “On The Run” (Valdres mountains, Norway) that was organized by Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch. The topic of the game was refugees and their needs. Norwegian RC team explained the topic not only by …

Nelson Mandela about Red Cross work

14.10 2015Uncategorized
“In those early years, the International Committee of the Red Cross was the only organization that both listened to our complaints and responded to them. This was vital, because the authorities ignored us.” (N. Mandela, “Long walk to Freedom”) Not only in his autobiography “Long walk to Freedom”, but also through his speeches and other …

Red Cross EU Office about evacuation training in Latvia

14.10 2015Uncategorized
On 3rd September Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) organized a community based exercise – evacuation training in the LatRC Social Care Centre Sturisi in Laidze, Talsi region. The training was organized within international project PrepAGE No ECHO/SUB/2013/661043   and it involved participation of stakeholders, rescue services, LatRC staff and volunteers. Red Cross EU Office defines this training …

LatRC First Aid team’s summer

12.10 2015Uncategorized
 Summer is over as well as the active time of outdoor leisure, sports and cultural events. This year Latvian Red Cross’s First Aid team was very active in giving first aid in various public events – music festivals Positivus and Summer Sound, Latvian Dance and Song Festival, Cycling Marathons, Assumption of the Virgin Mary in …

LatRC joins ERNA General Meeting in Kyrgyzstan

02.10 2015Uncategorized
On 28-30th September 18th ERNA General Meeting was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. ERNA  (European Red Cross and Red Crescent Network on HIV, AIDS and Tuberculosis) co-ordinates the sharing of experience, the transfer of best practice and the promotion of collaborative Red Cross and Red Crescent efforts in the European region on HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis, …

Norwegian RC and Latvian RC – joint project on Work therapy

17.09 2015Uncategorized
On 4th-6st of September Latvian Red Cross Rezekne branch together with Norwegian Red Cross Oppland branch and Rezekne municipality visited social risk families which participated in the joint project “Work therapy”. It gave the possibility to see the results of this project and also to listen to the stories and experience of participants. The project …

LatRC and SIA “Forum Cinemas”: charity premiere of a movie “Everest”

17.09 2015Uncategorized
Latvian Red Cross, SIA “Forum Cinemas”, cinema “Kino Citadele”, newspaper “Diena”, “Gandrs” and Latvian alpinists, who sheared their experience about climbing Mount Everest, are very grateful to everyone, who came to a movie “Everest” charity premiere yesterday, 16th September, and donated their money by buying a ticket in order to help Nepal, where thousands of …

Evacuation training at LatRC social care centre

09.09 2015Uncategorized
On 3rd September Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) organized a community based exercise – evacuation training in the LatRC Social Care Centre Sturisi in Laidze, Talsi region. 130 inhabitants who daily live in the centre are mostly elderly people who suffer from dementia, have mental or movement disorders. The training was organized within international project PrepAGE …

Latvian National and regional TV news: PrepAGE evacuation training in LatRC social care centre

09.09 2015Uncategorized
Evacuation training in LatRC Social Care Centre “Sturisi” was documented by regional LTV1 and local Talsu TV: Please see the videos (latvian) here: Video form LTV1 daily news  

International Youth Training Camp “BE SAFE & HEALTHY”

25.08 2015Uncategorized
On the 3rd-6st August 2015, Latvian Red Cross Youth hosted the educational camp in Abragciems, Latvia with more than 40 participants from German, Estonian, Belarus, Ukrainian and Latvian Red Cross Youth. During the first three days everyone had an opportunity to join six First Aid trainings/ workshops, in which they went through couple of scenarios …