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Reunited from the family they were stolen from

Irish Red Cross

Recently the Irish Red Cross in partnership with UNHCR and IOM Ireland helped reunite two young brothers through our Family Reunification Travel Assistance Programme. The Irish Red Cross is part of an international network which traces separated relatives, restores contact and reunites families. This free service, known as Restoring Family Links (RFL), is co-ordinated by the […]

2017 Dublin Pride Festival

Irish Red Cross Youth

  My time at the 2017 Dublin Pride Festival  On the 24th of June, I attended the 2017 Dublin Pride festival where I took part in the Irish Red Cross Youth float in the parade. It was without a doubt one of the best experiences of my life so far. As a teenage member of the […]

My Trip to the International Youth Camp in Germany 2017

Irish Red Cross

Eilish O’Malley from Galway and Sarah O’Rourke from Clane were selected earlier this year to represent Ireland at an International Youth Camp in Einbeck, Germany.   I couldn’t believe my eyes when I received an email from the Irish Red Cross saying that I was selected to represent the Irish Red Cross Youth at the […]

Killed on their way to collect the bread

Irish Red Cross

Irish aid worker, Ciaran Cierans has been working with the International Committee if the Red Cross in Yemen since October 2016.  A seasoned aid worker of 12 years, Limerick man, Ciaran says the situation in Yemen is one of the ‘most challenging’ he has ever experienced. I am currently based in a city called Taiz, […]

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Irish Red Cross

In this city of half a million people, we have to identify the most vulnerable families to help first. Prioritising families with disabled family members, vulnerable households with more than five family members, households with no source of income. The problem in Taiz is that every single person is vulnerable, nobody is earning an income, […]

Yemen’s Health Care system

The healthcare system is near total collapse and the staff who remain are overwhelmed by the enormity of the situation. Lack of fuel and supplies has forced many of hospitals to close. Clinics that are open are running low on medicine, equipment and fuel.     In theory, preventing cholera is very simple. For example, […]

The world’s single largest humanitarian crisis

Yemen is the world’s single largest humanitarian crisis. Over two years of intense conflict in Yemen have resulted in displacement and loss of income for millions of people, and put their coping strategies under severe pressure.  Decades of ongoing upheaval, drought and chronic impoverishment preceded the current situation in Yemen.   Yemen is currently experiencing […]

My sunrise summit story

SSC Well done poster

My Sunrise Summit story! As a fairly inexperienced climber and someone who is a bit nervous of heights, climbing Lugnaquilla for the Sunrise Summit Challenge 2017 was certainly a challenge for me personally. I had helped to organise the event and really wanted to take part as well so chose to take part in the […]

Africa Day 2017

Africa Day 2017

 Africa Day 2017 Did you know, Africa Day falls on the 25th May each year and is celebrated across the globe? In cities such as New York, Washington and London – academic gatherings and cultural showcases mark the day.    In Ireland, the Irish Red Cross were delighted to take part in this years Africa […]

Tell us your story

Tell us your story (1)

      Many of our Irish Red Cross Volunteers have stories to tell. Big or small, significant or trivial, individual or far-reaching. We’ve been thinking of ways you can share your stories with everyone, and we’re inviting you to share your best stories with us.    Simply click on the button below and follow […]