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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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The evaluation of the project “BALTPREP” has been successfully completed

On March 19, an online evaluation meeting of the international project “BALTPREP ” took place.

Ten years since the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

On this same day 11 March in 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, killing 18,428 people and displacing 470,000 others.

Video: international project “BALTPREP” – experience and benefits

01.03 2021 Projects
Video about the BALTPREP project: 2 years experience and lessons learnt.

The implementation of the international project “BALTPREP” continues in February

26.02 2021 Projects
Latvian Red Cross (LatRC) in February, continued to implement the international project "BALTPREP"

LatRC joins a webinar entitled “Addressing to specific needs of people living with HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis and drug users in COVID-19 context”

On 21st January, the LatRC participated at the webinar about the needs of people living with HIV, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis...