Red Cross Stories : Refugee Crisis

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Refugee Crisis

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Red Cross working to help migrants in Greece as conditions worsen

January 19, 2017 - As winter creates difficult conditions, the Red Cross is working to help  refugees in Greece. Extreme temperatures, sometimes as low as -15 Celsius, makes life a challenge for displaced people living in tents in camps. 

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Life-saving mission begins in the Mediterranean as Red Cross launches rescue boat

August 16, 2016 - The Red Cross has launched its first search and rescue ship in a bid to save the lives of people crossing the Mediterranean seeking refuge and safety in Europe.

The Red Cross helps deliver aid to Madaya and other Syrian towns

The Red Cross helps deliver aid to Madaya and other Syrian towns

January 15, 2016 - Red Cross aid convoys are delivering life-saving food, water and healthcare to Syrian people in the beseiged areas of Madaya, Kafraya and Foua.

Syrian families: Refugees and migrants in search of safety for many years

September 09, 2015 - Hundreds of refugees and migrants sit at the southern border of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, waiting for transport going north to the Serbian border.

Red Cross responds to Syrian refugee crisis

September 03, 2015 -

Tens of thousands of people are migrating across Europe the Middle East and North Africa, fleeing conflict, insecurity or persecution in their home countries, seeking refuge and peace in Europe. The Red Cross is providing migrants and refugees with food, clothing, basic medical care and hygiene kits.