The SK EU Office has published a report “Red Alert. National Red Cross Societies managing disaster risks in Europe”

Europe is facing a changing climate, and rising risks. Some trends are clear: heat, extreme rainfall, droughts and wildfires are on the rise. Recent events often provide a good lens to understand how risks are evolving. The record heatwaves for instance, which featured among the world’s most deadly disasters, show us not just how the climate is changing, but also how our societies are still unprepared to cope with increasing extreme weather events.

The Red Cross EU office has released the report on disaster management “Red Alert. National Red Cross Societies managing disaster risks in Europe”. In includes an overview about the disaster management and planning processes in Europe. In the chapter “Towards smart preparedness planning in the Baltic Sea region” overview about the disaster preparedness planning processes is found. In addition, it indicates how COVID-19 pandemics has shown that disaster preparedness planning processes should be reviewed considering the cross-border and cross-sectoral threats.

More information about the Baltic Sea region disaster preparedness planning and experience of LatRC and other RC national societies of the region is found HERE (31 – 33 pages).

Since January 2029 LatRC implements the international project “BALTPEP – enhancing regional preparedness and response capacity for major accidents in the Baltic Sea region”. The main goal is to improve and optimize quality and interoperability of the Red Cross and Civil Protection Authorities regional response capacity for major accidents and severe disruptions.

The BALTPEP project is implemented in Finland, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

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Happy Holiday season!

Latvian Red Cross wishes a happy and heart-warming Holiday season!

During the Women Empowerment Project nine ladies became seamstresses

09.08 2022 Projects
During the event, everyone had the opportunity to view the work of the project participants.

Francesco Rocca wins re-election as President of the IFRC

Mr. Rocca was elected by representatives of 192 National RCRC Societies at the IFRC’s  23rd General Assembly.

Project “EvRe – Evacuation Ready” activities in May, 2022

30.05 2022 Projects
On 3 and 24 May, 2022, a meeting of the coordinators of the project "EvRe - Evacuation Ready" took place.

LatRC is implementing the international project “EvRe – Evacuation Ready”

24.03 2022 Projects
The Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) together with the Finnish RC (main coordinator), the Lithuanian RC and the Estonian RC have been implementing the European Union-funded project “EvRe – Evacuation Ready” since January 2022. Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as well as Finland are geographically situated in the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea. Population …