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Jul 27, 2016

French Red Cross Report

The French Red Cross thanks all the people who supported its action during the last months and year.

Please find below information about of our last activities:

 

The French Red Cross mobilized in Nice after the attack

A man driving a truck smashed into the crowd attending the festivities of the national holiday of July 14th in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 people and injuring many other.
The French Red Cross quickly intervened to organize the assistance and support of victims and their relatives. Two shelters were set up to take care of the latter. The French Red Cross has also been asked to reinforce the Crisis committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development set up to help victims.

 

Floods in France

 A particularly significant rainfall event hit France in May 2016, causing flooding and exceptional rise in the level of rivers, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes. Nearly 300 volunteers from the French Red Cross mobilized to welcome, support and assist victims in thirteen French departments. They actively participated in setting up emergency shelters, in the reception of hundreds of highway motorists blocked on the road, and in helping the victims to clean their homes devastated by water and mud.

 

The French Red Cross launches an improved version of its First Aid mobile app

 The free mobile application enables anyone to learn or refresh its knowledge on first aid, to be prepared for disasters and to learn with games. The app is made for all the people wanting know how to react in crisis situations and has been completely redesigned to offer more content and is displayed more clearly and intuitively. Since it’s been launched in 2011, the first version of the app has already been downloaded by nearly 600,000 users.

 

Bring water and sustainable sanitation in Niger

The French Red Cross and the Nigerian Red Cross have set up a program in 2012 to allow the population to access drinking water and sanitation in the Zinder region. The program contributes to improve access to water, basic sanitation and hygiene practices in Niger, a country located in the Sahel region. The French Red Cross and the Nigerian Red Cross constructed or rehabilitated 48 water points, 3000 household latrines, and 150 blocks of school latrines. They also raised awareness of hygiene and sanitation among the whole local population.

 

Find one’s lost family through the website “Trace the face”

The French Red Cross allows people who have been separated because of armed conflict, disaster or migration, to find themselves again, thanks to a global research network. The International Movement of the Red Cross set up the website "Trace the face", which is a database collecting photos of people looking for relatives. The website is translated in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Arabic), and gathers a thousand photos online. Twenty-eight countries currently participate in refugees’ research in Europe, in order to allow them to regain contact with their families.

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The French Red Cross, founded in 1864, is an independent charity working alongside governments and public authorities. As a key player in society, we provide humanitarian, health, social, welfare and training services. To help carry out our assignments we have a strong team of 18,000 employees and 56,000 volunteers, who on a daily basis, pursue consistent and unwavering charitable principles to provide local support and deliver tangible results and long-term solutions.

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Mar 18, 2016

French Red Cross Report

The French Red Cross thanks all the people who supported its action during the last month and year.

Please find below information about of our last activities :

Winter Plan in France :
Our teams of volunteers participate actively in the actions organized within the framework of the Winter Plan.
This plan is activated by every department when the weather conditions become extreme.
The social emergency medical service and the pilferings are strengthened:
- more volunteers, increase of the frequency and duration of the street tours.
- Transport of the people towards reception centers.
- Distribution of meals and hot drinks,blankets and warm clothes.
- Creation of places of hosting to complete the places of emergency housing in insufficient number to welcome all the people in the street, during the activation of the winter plan,
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additional places are opened in every department

Fight against malnutrition in Sahel
Committed since 2012 to the side of the Mali Red Cross in the Kayes region of Mali , the French Red Cross has supported the management of more than 33 000 children under five suffering from malnutrition.
After four years, our work has helped establishing a community screening device and in quality care, to support the health system in 77 health facilities in the districts of Kayes and Yélimané. More than 1 000 volunteers from the Malian Red Cross were mobilized in support of communities, and more than 200 agents of the health system could benefit from a quality support through the expertise of the delegates of the French Red Cross.

Ukraine: departure of a humanitarian convoy
Violent clashes and political crisis that shook the country, adds a major economic crisis, which intensified the precariousness in which Ukrainian living. Facing this situation, our association is committed to assist the affected population : a humanitarian convoy left France on February 25th.

150 refugees welcomed in Roissy Airport (Paris)


The French Red Cross participated on Monday, March 7 on welcoming the refugees at Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, where 150 refugees arrived in the morning. They are welcomed in France as part of the European relocation of asylum seekers program.
The refugees were taken to buses that would take them to centers for asylum seekers in the Jura, Haute-Saône, Gironde, Charente-Maritime and in the north.

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The French Red Cross, founded in 1864, is an independent charity working alongside governments and public authorities. As a key player in society, we provide humanitarian, health, social, welfare and training services. To help carry out our assignments we have a strong team of 18,000 employees and 56,000 volunteers, who on a daily basis, pursue consistent and unwavering charitable principles to provide local support and deliver tangible results and long-term solutions.

Dec 15, 2015

Thank you

Thank you

The French Red Cross wishes to thank all of those who showed their support for the victims of the November 13th attacks. The generous donations that we received will fund our priority actions including essential first aid and psychological support for those in needs.

Solidarity within our international movement was also present. Many Red Cross' national societies have informed us of their full support and proposed reinforcements in volunteers and material at the time of the attacks.
We also want to thank the French people who, through social networks, in the blood donation facilities, hospitals and on the streets showed their great solidarity.

"For 150 years, the French Red Cross has managed to weave a unique and strong link with the French people through crisis situations, but also thanks to his daily presence among the most vulnerable. This historic anchor associated with the ideal of humanity and solidarity that we embody, makes our identity, our strength and our difference!
Today we must continue our efforts and develop our actions to improve our response to the growing needs of the people we assist. Through the dedication and commitment of our volunteers and employees, hundreds of thousands of people are heard, directed, supported and cared throughout their life course.


In a world shaken by crises, in which social inequalities continue to widen our role and responsibilities are more important than ever. For 150 years, and for the coming years, the French Red Cross intends to fight against all forms of suffering, with a loud and clear message of commitment, humanity, hope and brotherhood."

Jean-Jacques Eledjam, President


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