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World Refugee Day 2024: celebration and solidarity  


World Refugee Day, celebrated every year on 20 June, is an opportunity to pay tribute to the millions of forcibly displaced people around the world. This event highlights not only their challenges but also their talents, hopes and resilience. This year, the Migrants and Refugees Department organised a series of activities at the Centre Primo-Accueil …

In the humanitarian field: independence, a guarantee of effectiveness for the Red Cross


At the heart of Red Cross humanitarian action, one principle remains essential and unshakeable: independence. By exploring this principle, we discover how it enables our organisation to maintain its integrity and provide impartial and neutral assistance, even in the most complex situations. Why is independence so important? The importance of independence lies in its ability …

Neutrality: an essential foundation of Red Cross humanitarian action


Neutrality is a fundamental principle of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. It ensures that the Movement remains impartial and refrains from taking part in hostilities as well as political, religious, ideological and racial controversies. This principle is essential to maintain the confidence of all parties concerned and to enable the Movement to carry out …

“Humanitarian emergency in Burundi: Take action now!”


Faced with the distress caused by the ravages of the El Niño phenomenon in Burundi, collective action is essential to bring immediate relief to the thousands of people affected. The figures are alarming: more than 237,000 people have been affected, 55% of whom are women, and more than 42,000 have been forced to leave their …

One year after the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, the population’s needs remain considerable.


It is now a year since the border region between Turkey and Syria was hit by two violent earthquakes. With more than 55,000 deaths and 17 million people affected, the impact of this disaster is far-reaching. In an emergency, the Luxembourg Red Cross raised 1 million euros. In close partnership with the German Red Cross, …

Solidarity mutuals, a model of community resilience


In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Panzi Foundation and the Luxembourg Red Cross are supporting 80 solidarity mutuals (SOMU). The SOMUs are circles of women who have experienced the same suffering linked to sexual violence, and who support each other psychologically, socially and financially. Thanks to a system of contributions, micro-credits and social …

Sleeping under a roof, a dream came true for hundreds of Burundian families


In Giteranyi, in the province of Muyinga in north-east Burundi, many families were living in makeshift shelters that could not withstand the harsh weather conditions. This is why the Luxembourg Red Cross, the Belgian Red Cross and the Burundi Red Cross have set up a habitat support project, funded by the Belgian Directorate-General for Development …

Conference: The Red Cross innovates in humanitarian habitat


The “Innovation in Humanitarian Habitat” conference at Neumünster Abbey on 27 October brought together researchers, engineers, architects, humanitarian workers and students from different countries to study and present innovative and sustainable solutions for more efficient humanitarian habitat that respects people and the environment. After introductory speeches by Michel Wurth, Director of Arcelor Mittal and Vice-President …

Dnipro, Donetsk: helping the Ukrainian population as close as possible to the conflict zone


The Luxembourg Red Cross, which has been present in Ukraine for more than 35 years, continues to support victims of the armed conflict in many parts of the country, including the frontline oblasts of Dnipro and Donetsk. One of its aims is to promote access to quality healthcare for people living in or near the …

Ukraine: The Luxembourg Red Cross inaugurates a rehabilitation centre


The work of the Luxembourg Red Cross in Ukraine is not limited to helping people displaced by the conflict. It also supports the reconstruction and development of the country. Thanks to donations and financial support from the Luxembourg government, a rehabilitation centre has just opened in the suburbs of Kyiv. The works were supported by …

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