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:
Cold waves in France
The French Red Cross helps more than one million persons in situation of precariousness every year and guides homeless people to adapted shelters. Every winter the French Red Cross is prepared to deploy additional means to face up to cold waves: social action and first-aid teams are mobilized in order to reinforce outreach volunteers teams and ensure housing in emergency shelters. This assistance is combined with a global and long-term support for vulnerable people.
Health record booklet for migrants
The French Red Cross created a health record booklet bound for all the migrants hold in nursing consultation by the French Red Cross mobile team, which is running in the Ile-de-France region (around Paris). This health record booklet is translated in English and Arabic to facilitate communication during medical consultations. Health professionals can therefore directly access all useful information to ensure a quality and efficient care (family background, allergies, etc.). In the longer term, the device might be extended to the whole of France, including France Overseas Territories.
A new humanitarian logistics platform in Paris region
A French Red Cross social integration enterprise in the logistics area has been created in January 2017, designed to allow persons in situation of precariousness to return to employment in the logistics area (forklift driver, warehouse worker, driver, etc.). The platform is managed by Croix-Rouge insertion, a French Red Cross entity that aims at developing employment to fight precariousness. The platform presently manages food aid provided by European Union. In the future, the platform will also manage logistics for other humanitarian organizations.
Irak: water for 40 000 people
French Red Cross has been working since October 2016 alongside the Iraqi Red Crescent in order to bring emergency help to the population and to help people who have been displaced following military operations around Mosul. The French Red Cross distributes emergency kits and helps building water purification stations in the refugee’s camps. Two persons from the emergency team of the French Red Cross have been sent to help delivering clean water to a population of 40 000 people.
Madagascar stroke by cyclone Enawo
A category 4 cyclone stroke Madagascar in March 2017, provoking severe flooding and exposing the region to a high landslides risk. Nearly 80 people died and 395 000 suffered damages or were displaced. The damages caused by Enawo added to the consequences of the severe drought that hit the south of the country since several months. The Red Cross Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform (“PIROI”), attached to the French Red Cross, allowed sending reconstruction housing kits, that being 45 tons of humanitarian freight. The PIROI is a disaster risk management regional program in the South-West part of Indian Ocean, composed of different members of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
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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