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How would you pass the time in a Refugee Camp?

Ritsona, Greece - Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kourds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Ritsona, Greece - Ritsona refugee camp is located near Chalkida, approximately one hour north of Athens and is housing around 600 refugees, mainly Syrians and Kourds. Socrates Baltagiannis/ IFRC

Uncertain of what lies ahead, teenagers and young people in refugee camps around the world are looking for positive and constructive ways to use their time. Over the last number of months, our team have met refugees and migrants who are volunteering, setting up sport teams and learning new skills.

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.

Being pregnant during the long journey to safety

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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.

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.

Haunted By Death: Doctor Tells Of Life In Gaza

Dr Nott, who also performs cancer and trauma surgery at hospitals in London, describes a day amid the chaos and pain of this weeks-old conflict.

Dr Nott, who also performs cancer and trauma surgery at hospitals in London, describes a day amid the chaos and pain of this weeks-old conflict.

On Friday, 1st August, Dr Nott, who also performs cancer and trauma surgery at hospitals in London, described a day amid the chaos and pain of this weeks-old conflict.

The Humanitarian Heart of Sinjar, Iraq

Muhammad Jasem Shariif, the director of Sinjar office of Iraq Red Crescent, helps a woman who has come from Tal Afar. © Ibrahim Malla / IFRC

Muhammad Jasem Shariif, the director of Sinjar office of Iraq Red Crescent, helps a woman who has come from Tal Afar. © Ibrahim Malla / IFRC

Most of the newcomers are women and children who have made the 50km journey on foot with little but the clothes they were wearing. The trip is a difficult one, and most of those who reached Sinjar arrived in need of basic care.

As with many communities forced to deal with the effects of mass migration, the people of Sinjar showed its great humanitarian heart.

Philippines: 6 months after Typhoon Haiyan, you are still helping

Irish Charities Band Together To Bring ‘Good Form’ To Donors

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The Irish Red Cross has has joined together with 25 other Irish charities to bring donors The Good Form, a brand new charity taxback initiative that aims to bolster fundraising figures but at no extra cost to the Irish donor. Twenty six of Ireland’s leading charities have come together under The Good Form initiative in a […]

Smart Phones No Match for the Traditional Map and Compass

Photo Credit: www.howstuffworks.com

Photo Credit: www.howstuffworks.com

How often these days do you hear someone say ‘there’s an app for that’.  From recipe apps, to first aid apps, language apps to a magic 8 ball app, there really does seem to be an app for everything . However, not all apps are what they’ve cracked up to be.  Speaking to TheJournal.ie , […]

Red Cross Donor Gets Red Card for Diving

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One of my wonderful team (WT) came in to my office earlier.  This was the conversation between us… WT: What are we going to do about the guy who has done a skydive for us? Me: How much did he raise? WT: €20 Me: God. That isn’t a huge amount. WT: No Me: Don’t they […]

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

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Ever wondered what it’s like to see the sunrise over your home county?  Well now’s your chance. This spring, the Irish Red Cross is challenging you to test your fitness by taking part in the Sunrise Summit Challenge, a brand new charity challenge taking place at ten mountain locations across Ireland.  On April 14th, participants […]