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 against Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has deployed a team with several Red Crescents Societies. The members of the Emergency Response Team sent by the French Red Cross are experienced Ebola crisis response professionals, especially since they were involved in the 2014 intervention to fight the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. The French Red Cross teams have been deployed in the Mbandaka region. Their mission consists of:
- Monitor and actively search for cases and contact cases
- Manage the cases, including the prevention and infection control measures
- Communicate about the risks, the mobilization and the community engagement
- Prepare and train the population to arrange dignified and safe funerals and to efficiently control infections at the community level
- Psychosocial support
- Coordinate all the involved actors
The president of the French Red-Cross inaugurated in the Haute-Loire department two services designed to support children and adults with autism spectrum disorders
The French Red-Cross develops new services to improve the involvement of people with autism spectrum disorders to the life of the city. Two support services for children and adults with autism spectrum disorders have been inaugurated in July 2018, one mobile team for children and adults, and one teaching unit for kindergarten by the president of the French Red-Cross, Jean-Jacques ELEDJAM.
A summer to save lives, the summer 2018 challenge
This summer, the French Red-Cross volunteers mobilize to freely initiate adults and children to life-saving skills. The goal is to initiate 10 000 people within the summer. Different kind of initiations are offered :
- Introduction to first-aid
- Introduction to risk reduction
- Introduction to first-aid for children
- Introduction to first aid for people with disabilities
- “Well-being and autonomy” for seniors.
The ESIRAS Project
The project aims at improving the employability and the professional and social insertion of the persons with recognized refugee status. This project is based on intensive learning of the French language, individual support and the organization of socio-cultural trips. Two teachers of French as a foreign language give lessons on a daily basis. Excursions are also organized alongside the classes in order to practice French and to tackle isolation.
The Childhood Garden, an eco-citizen project
What are the needs of a child? How can we respond collectively to it, as a professional, a parent, a citizen or, a politician?
The French Red Cross childcare center Ladybird, in Lyon city, sets up the project “Childhood Garden” to explores these questions. While infant care professions are overlooked and undervalued, the professionals mobilize to reaffirm their social and pedagogic missions, both innovative and revolutionary. The project also consists in cooperation between parents and neighborhoods. For instance, 3-year-old children grow a vegetable garden in the nursery courtyard alongside elderly groups from the next door retirement residence.
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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