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:
The French Red-Cross mobilized in Bangladesh
Since the end of August 2017, nearly 900 000 people have fled from Rakhine’s state (North Myanmar) as violence against them strike to take refuge in Bangladesh. Today, they have been distributed across thirty camps and makeshift shelters in Cox’s Bazar. Some Red-Cross national societies are present on site to provide food and water, medical care, sanitation solutions and shelters for victims. They also provide psychologic support and set up safe areas restricted to children and women in the camps. A field hospital with 60 beds has also been set up in October 2017.
Foot care services for homeless people
Each Sunday, a podiatry mobile team travels the streets of Paris to meet homeless people. The team moves around with a medically-equipped vehicle to provide foot care to patients by appointments. A survey conducted in 2015 came to this conclusion: more than 20% of homeless people suffer from cutaneous pathologies, a well-known reality for the Parisian mobile teams who have reacted andset up a mobile podiatry mobile team from 2012 on.
A Back-to-work program in an organic and fair market garden
The journey started 20 years ago, in the city of Quetigny, with the « Pré Vert » garden, located inthe French Red-Cross fight against Exclusion center in the Côte d’Or department. Accompanied by supervisors, reintegrated employees sow, grow and harvest vegetables and fruits all year long, which are then sold in the form of weekly organic baskets. The four-hectarefarm employs each year 25 new persons in situation of professional reintegration under assisted contract, most of the time on part-time and temporary contract.
2018 French Red Cross Health Report: « Childhood and Handicap »
For the third edition of its Health Report, the French Red-Cross chose to talk about disabled children aged between 0 and 12, to address the subject of early childhood, which is the cradle of an inclusive and participatory society. The French Red-Cross highlights the obstacles too often encountered by disabled children and their families, and shows their incredible energy and the daily actions undertaken by all the stakeholders. Throughout this Report, the French Red-Cross invites through its recommendations, all the actors to make a common commitment to a fairer society.
A Restoring Family Links mobile device
Every year, thousands of families are pulled appart by humanitarian crises, armed conflicts, natural or industrial disasters. For all these people who are victims of involuntary and brutal separation, the French Red-Cross ensures, since 1959, to re-establish and maintain the links between family members and to shed light on the fate of those who are missing. Since 2016, the French red-Cross has implemented a mobile Restoring Family Links team that meets migrants in the north of France, where the needs are particularly numerous.
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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