Report French Red Cross
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:
Making dental care accessible to vulnerable and vulnerable people
Cleanliness and hygiene contribute to the well-being of the person and to self-esteem. We value the notion of the right to hygiene, which implies that no one, regardless of sex, age or place where he lives, suffers from inadequate hygiene conditions. Oral health is one of them, especially when we consider that more than 10 million French people do not currently have access to dental care. That is why the French Red Cross commits, supports and supports dental projects in its network: devices for access to dental care for vulnerable and precarious people in Annecy and Nîmes, dental truck in the department of Ain etc. These schemes make it possible to offer free dental care to people in precarious situations, who are far from healthcare facilities, who have mobility or administrative difficulties.
Alzheimer: spaces created by the French Red Cross to welcome sick people and relieve their caregivers
Alzheimer's disease affects nearly 900,000 people in France today and continues to grow, accentuated by the phenomenon of aging of the population. A tragedy for families who see their daily life totally upset: the person affected, who gradually loses his autonomy, requires indeed a constant accompaniment. Issues concerning caregivers have become a topic of reflection in their own right.
To provide them with real support, the French Red Cross has been developing innovative hospitality services since 2011: non-medical reception centers offer activities adapted to the sick (games, artistic creation workshops, reading, gardening, music or cooking ...) and allow the caregivers to take time for themselves, freed a few hours from the worry and coercion in their daily life to help a sick person.
Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas: French Red Cross launches appeal for donations
Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane, landed on Sunday, Sept. 1, on the Abaco Islands, north of the Bahamas, before continuing its course the next day to Grand Bahama Island. It is now continuing its route to Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, downgraded to Category 3 hurricane. In coordination with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the French Red Cross has decided to launch a call for donations.
With strong winds reaching 295 km / h and torrential rains that accompany them, Hurricane Dorian caused considerable material and human damage. The balance sheet states 50 dead and 1300 missing. The material damage is considerable and more than 2000 people are still housed in emergency shelters.
Since the passage of Dorian, the Bahamas Red Cross is in the front line to take action to the people affected in the islands: emergency shelter, psychological support, health care, distribution of drinking water and restoration of family ties . She also participates in evaluation missions.
Children's Hospital Margency (Ile-de-France) Red Cross inaugurates its Parents' House in September 2019
With 106 beds hosting approximately 220 children aged from a few weeks to 17 years old, the project of the Margency Children's Hospital resides in the care of very young patients coming from the pediatric departments of the Hospitals and Centers for the Fight Against Cancer in Île-de-France, for the continuation of a treatment before returning to the family.
Located in the heart of a wooded area, the establishment offers children, in one place, both the opportunity to heal, go to school and have fun. As soon as the child arrives at the hospital, the medical and nursing team defines an individualized project in perfect collaboration with the educational and pedagogical team, whose objective is to continue the treatment of the young patient while preserving his child's life before returning to the family.
One of the missions of the Margency Children's Hospital is to be able to offer, to one of the parents at least, an accommodation allowing him to stay with his hospitalized child and thus put all the chances on his side with a view to the healing.
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.