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05 May 2011 description
report British Red Cross

Here’s a brief round-up of how the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is helping people to deal with disasters around the world.

Ivory Coast: Following conflict in the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Ivorian Red Cross are distributing food and other basic necessities, and helping displaced people obtain water and maintain proper hygiene.

15 Mar 2011 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The Finnish Red Cross launches an emergency appeal for funds on March 14. The Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund needs donations to prepare for helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In addition to Japan, the Disaster Relief Fund is also currently helping victims of the crisis in Libya.

'The scale of the disaster in Japan is unfolding slowly and the huge need for relief aid is as yet impossible to assess.