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Project Report | Aug 9, 2019
June-August 2019 Report

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 latest activities:


75 years after their separation, two sisters meet again

Their mother being seriously ill, Simone and Sylviane are placed in an orphanage. The two girls are quickly separated: Simone is placed in foster care while her little sister of just 2 years stays at the orphanage for a few more years before being adopted. Life goes on, Simone founds a family and often talks about her little sister to her daughter Annie, who contacts the French Red Cross to start researching her aunt. After several months of investigation, the family recovery team of the French Red Cross announces to Annie that Simone's little sister has been found.

Every year thousands of families find themselves separated in the world. Everyday humanitarian crises, armed conflicts, natural or technological disasters, etc. thousands of families, very suddenly and often violently. The French Red Cross Family Links Recovery Service is working to restore and maintain ties between family members and shed light on the fate of missing persons.


Heat wave in France: the French Red Cross mobilized

An unprecedented heat wave hit France at the end of June, the heat wave alert was triggered for Paris and its neighboring departments. The French Red Cross, with all its volunteers and its employees is mobilized throughout the country, with vulnerable people but also all the people it receives and accompanies in its health facilities, social and medico-social.

For homeless people, the volunteer teams of the association continue and strengthen their marauding days (pedestrian or vehicle) by providing water distribution and hygiene kits. For the elderly, volunteers make home visits to isolated people identified by the town halls. They also strengthen emergency department teams in hospitals (excluding medical and nursing care).


"The summer that saves" 2019: objective of the French Red Cross: to initiate a maximum of people to the gestures that save this summer!

In 9 out of 10 emergency situations, the life of a loved one is at stake! In France, it is necessary that one person per household is trained to the actions that save. For the second consecutive year, the "Saving Summer" of the French Red Cross will take place throughout the summer period. Objective: to introduce as many people as possible to the actions that save until September 14, date of the World First Aid Day.

The volunteers of the French Red Cross are mobilizing everywhere in France to inform and initiate free of charge to young and old the first aid, the use of the defibrillator, the behaviors that save in case of exceptional situation and raise awareness about the reduction of risks. Every citizen is invited to meet the volunteers to learn about the actions that save, discover the activities of the association and perhaps even discover a soul of first aid and join the ranks of the French Red Cross as than volunteer.


Ebola: WHO declares "global health emergency"

The Ebola epidemic that has hit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since August 2018 has claimed nearly 1,700 lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the "public health emergency of international concern". Faced with this exceptional measure, the French Red Cross and the International Red Cross Movement are mobilizing. Together, they carry out infection prevention and control activities in health centers in the affected area. To do this, they train health professionals and reinforce measures to protect populations. In response to the urgency of the situation, response efforts must be strengthened.


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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