Our World - Your Move. Ein Blog der internationalen Rotkreuz-Bewegung

Volunteers and staff at work after storms lash remote areas of Kosovo

Last week a devastating winter storm hit a remote and impoverished region in north-eastern Kosovo causing damage estimated at six million Euro. Red Cross teams, responding to local requests for assistance, visited the area to assess the humanitarian situation. In response, the IFRC allocated...

20.01.12 13:47

Young athletes promote Olympic values inside and outside the sports arena

Catherine Elvinger, a 16 year-old athlete from Luxembourg, started to ski when she was only four. “When I was little, I remember I was fascinated by olympians, and I used to look at them with a mixture of awe and admiration,” she says. A dozen years later, Catherine – now a seasoned alpine skier –...

18.01.12 11:38

Upgrading radio skills for cyclone preparedness in Bangladesh

The early winter fog that engulfed Mirsarai had not fully cleared when fifteen volunteer radio operators arrived to share their experiences and receive coaching on radio operation. Prior experience of most participants was comprised of sporadic on-the-job training. As a result, the volunteer...

13.01.12 13:48

Getting used to a new way of looking at water after the flood

Water is a problem in Cagayan de Oro. The initial rush of water from the floods that hit on 17 December carved a path of destruction through the city, destroying bridges and homes, and ruining infrastructure – including the city’s main water pipe that ran beneath the Cagayan river. In the weeks...

04.01.12 09:53


"The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach." - Pliny the Elder Happy new beginning in 2012!

30.12.11 13:29

Volunteering in Kosovo

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22.12.11 09:38

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20.12.11 13:30

Nepal: Youth volunteers under the spotlight

The youth volunteers of the Red Cross Action Team (RCAT) of Kathmandu, Nepal, were literally under the spotlight during the International Volunteers' Day celebrations on December 5...

19.12.11 10:34

Bringing generations together: young people walking in the shoes of their seniors

A pioneering project by the Geneva branch of the Swiss Red Cross is putting young people in touch with their elderly peers to help provide an insight into their lives. "For me, assisting the elderly is a civic act," says Cynthia Khattar, youth volunteer for the Geneva Red Cross. "We live in society...

16.12.11 10:08

Caring for women and children: towards no discrimination in health care

Women and children are the focus of an advocacy report calling to eliminate health inequities published by the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), hosted by the World Health Organisation. The...

13.12.11 18:21
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