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An Irish Red Cross Report From the Camps in Greece_Christmas 2016

Joana Ramalho from our Irish Red Cross team recently traveled to Greece to report on the conditions in camps and the challenges facing the refugees and migrants who have been living in them for nearly a a year now. In this video she made in Kordelio camp near Thessaloniki, Joana shows us how people are living.

A letter from Mohammad, Kordelio camp near Thessaloniki, Greece

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I went to the Greece with a smuggler. It was a very difficult journey by sea, very hazardous you know. I arrived just before the border closed so I have been here nine months, but I am hoping to go to Sweden one day. I work as a volunteer for the Red Cross in the camps. This is very important because most people don’t speak English. They need me to translate what they think and what they need.

Dispatch: On the ground in Lake Chad

Imagine the population of your home town exploding – multiplying 20 fold in just three days

Needs remain huge in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Cayes, southern Haiti, October 6, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti. Immediate aftermath. Red Cross teams assess the situation with authorities and other organizations. Damage to houses, structures, flooded streets, people outside.

Cayes, southern Haiti, October 6, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has struck Haiti. Immediate aftermath. Red Cross teams assess the situation with authorities and other organizations. Damage to houses, structures, flooded streets, people outside.

“Our biggest concern right now is that the world will forget about this,” says Stephen McAndrew, head of emergency operations for the Red Cross Matthew response.

Illness Separates Family

Shortly after arriving in Ireland, disaster struck when Diane became seriously ill and lost touch with Adam while in the hospital.

A Father’s happy New Year as lost daughter is found after 15 years

It was the first day back in the office after the Christmas break for my Restoring Family Links colleague Rachel and me. It started like any other morning, checking e-mails and correspondence. We certainly weren’t expecting what happened next.

Being pregnant during the long journey to safety

Greece. Kos. 24/10/15. Wafa 20 years old, from Iraq is pregnant for 9 months. She just received from the Hellenic Red Cross a baby kit and a feminine kit before going to the hospital.

Sarah and Rama are two women with one thing in common. These young ladies are either pregnant or they have given birth while on the move. How do they cope with the arduous journey? While they are waiting to be registered on the island of Kos, Sarah and Rama share their stories.