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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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Shipwreck in the coastal waters of Estonia: evacuation is practiced during the field exercise

This weekend Estonian, Finnish, Latvian and Lithuanian Red Cross are exercising response in the event of a ship accident, which, according to the scenario, will bring almost 1800 people to the coast of Hiiumaa. The goal is to develop cross-border cooperation in case of a mass evacuation. More specifically, how to register, temporarily accommodate and …

World Blood Donor Day 2023

14.06 2023 Uncategorized
On 14 June 2023 the World Blood Donor Day is celebrated. This years slogan is “Give blood, give plasma, share life, share often.” that on patients requiring life-long transfusion support and underlines the role every single person can play, by giving the valuable gift of blood or plasma. It also highlights the importance of giving …

Norwegian Red Cross Ullensaker branch study visit to the Latvian Red Cross

From 31 May to 1 June, the representatives of Norwegian RC Ullensaker regional branch came on a study visit to learn more about the Latvian RC Humanitarian Aid program and social care services that NorRC has supported over the years. On the first day, the guests together with LatRC International and Public Relations, humanitarian aid …

LatRC staff and volunteers participate in international trainings in 3 countries

4 international trainings in 3 different countries took place during May.

LatRC meets with partners of the international project “EU4Health” in Budapest

At the end of February, LatRC representatives participated in the opening event of the international project “EU4Health – provision of high-quality and timely psychological first aid to people affected by the Ukrainian crisis in Ukraine and the affected countries” in Budapest, Hungary, where they met with project partners from the RC national societies, the International …