Saturday, 2 January 2021

Red Cross Gives Quake Victims 129 t of Food, 50,000 l of Water, 21,000 Hot Meals

ZAGREB, 2 January, 2021 - The Croatian Red Cross (HCK) said on Saturday that over the past three days they had distributed more than 129 tonnes of food in earthquake-hit areas as well as 50,000 litres of water and 21,000 hot meals.

They have also provided 172 heaters, 650 blankets, 39 generators, 700 packets of food and necessities for children as well as ensuring psychosocial support for 1,600 people.

The HCK has also opened two more locations in Petrinja for the accommodation of the people affected, including a service for tracing the missing and psychosocial support.

By 1 January, HRK 36.4 million was donated by physical and legal entities to help those affected by Tuesday's earthquake. Donations are still being collected. A donor line has received 69,169 calls bringing HRK 432,300.

(€1 = HRK 7.5)

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Official: Croatian Red Cross Has Collected €4.8m in Donations for Quake Victims

ZAGREB, 2 January, 2021 - The Croatian Red Cross executive president said on Friday that this charity had to date collected HRK 36 million in donations for people who were left without their home in the 29 December devastating quake which struck the towns of Petrinja, Sisak, Glina and other parts of Sisak-Moslavina County.

We continue receiving donations, the executive president Robert Markt told the Nova TV commercial broadcaster on Friday evening.

Asked why some people whose houses were damaged had not yet received containers or mobile homes to sleep in, Markt explained that the quake-hit area covered over 1,000 square kilometres and 305 settlements and this dispersion of settlements could be a reason.

He said that currently, there was no need for new volunteers but in the coming days they would need fresh force.

"This is the operation that will last long and I would like all interested to apply in a few days, we will include them in the operation."

"We all can be proud of our Civil Protection services, and our system of Homeland Protection," said Markt in his comment on what has been done in the first 72 hours since the devastating quake.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Red Cross Obtains RescueRunner Specialised Rescue Vessel

ZAGREB, September 3, 2019 - The Croatian Red Cross (HCK) charity organisation on Tuesday informed that it had procured a specialised rescue vehicle - RescueRunner - the first of its kind in Croatia which enables speedy coast guard rescue missions in conditions when other vessels cannot be engaged

"RescueRunner has excellent manoeuvring abilities and speed and can approach someone in the water at a very close distance. It can tolerate contact with coastal and floating objects because its hull is constructed of very durable plastic that can take heavy bumps," the Red Cross said in a press release.

The vessel was developed by rescue services in Sweden for cases requiring speedy reaction in sea rescue missions and can be used in cases when other vessels practically cannot operate.

A practice rescue mission will be presented on Zagreb's Jarun lake on September 5.

HCK informed that more than 550 Red Cross rescue teams intervened in almost 2,000 cases on 200 beaches around Croatia this season.

The Croatian Red Cross association has for years systematically invested in its rescue activities in an effort to raise the level of safety for tourists and the local citizens.

More news about the Red Cross ca be found in the Lifestyle section.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Croatia's Red Cross Collecting Donations for 140 Destitute People

ZAGREB, October 22, 2018 - The Croatian national society of the Red Cross  (HCK) celebrated its 140th anniversary at a concert in the Croatian National Theatre (HNK) in Zagreb on Sunday and on that occasion donations were collected for 140 destitute old people from all parts of the country.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Croatian Red Cross Marks 140th Anniversary

ZAGREB, May 5, 2018 -The Croatian Red Cross (HCK), the largest humanitarian organisation in the country, on Saturday celebrated the 140th anniversary of its establishment by a parade through Zrinjevac Park in the centre of Zagreb.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

International Red Cross Chief Visits Zagreb

ZAGREB, February 22, 2018 - Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), on Wednesday called on former Yugoslav countries to step up their efforts in shedding light on the fate of people gone missing in the 1990s wars, noting that it was high time to solve that humanitarian issue.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

"Red Cross in a Blue Frame" Eco Action Held on Hvar

The ecological project "Red Cross in a Blue Frame" continued on Hvar last weekend.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Summer is Coming: Why Not Learn First Aid at Sea?

Are you interested in providing first aid to the injured at sea? Would you like to renew your first-aid knowledge? Do you wonder if rescue services work? Do you want to have fun and learn something new?

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Red Cross to Rent Medical Aids to Disabled Persons

Red Cross warns about the problem of unavailability of medical and orthopaedic aids for disabled persons.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

International Youth Camp "Atlantis" Comes to Croatia

Croatian Red Cross is the organizer of the international camp.

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