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Project Report | Nov 20, 2018
French Red Cross Report-November 2018

By Julie James | Project Manager

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:



Irma - 1 year: rebuilding and anticipating to be better prepared

A year ago, on the night of 5-6 September 2017, the extremely violent Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean, particularly Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy islands, causing considerable damage. After two months of exceptional mobilization to respond to the emergency, the French Red Cross has deployed its post-emergency and reconstruction activities in Saint Martin since November 2018, in particular by committing to long-term support for the most vulnerable populations affected by these disasters, but also to strengthen the capacities of its territorial actors.


Fighting Alzheimer's disease and relieving caregivers

Today, it is estimated that more than 850,000 people are affected by Alzheimer's disease in France. 1 out of every 2 patients is still unaware that he or she has the disease. Nearly 225,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. In response to this public health challenge, the French Red Cross has been developing for several years a specific support offer to promote the well-being of people with Alzheimer's disease and to take over from their families: the Alzheimer Relaxation Breakaway Centres (HRDA). This system allows carers to participate in recreational activities with their family member or, on the contrary, take the opportunity to escape for a few hours to sleep, have a coffee or meet friends.


Fostering the solidarity commitment of young people

The French Red Cross and the Ministry of National Education have signed a new multi-year partnership to promote student support. One of the major innovations of this convention is the official recognition of the Red Cross option, an experimental educational scheme that has been in place in the country since 2016. The French Red Cross regularly intervenes in schools, colleges and high schools on various subjects: raising awareness of humanitarian principles and values, combating discrimination and prejudice, improving the well-being and overall health of young people and raising awareness and training in first aid.


Flawless mobilization after the severe storms in the South of France

Severe storms struck the South of France in October, particularly in the Aude department, killing 13 people and leaving several thousand homeless. The equivalent of three months of rain fell in a few hours. From the very beginning, the teams of the Aude Red Cross and neighbouring departments (more than 300 volunteers in all) mobilised to carry out their missions of support and assistance to the populations, setting up reception and emergency accommodation centres for the many victims who had to leave their homes. The French Red Cross will provide long-term support to people who have lost everything by providing them with first aid: water, food, clothing.


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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Location: PARIS CEDEX 14 - France
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Mélanie Blanquine
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Mélanie Blanquine
PARIS CEDEX 14 , France

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