Post-conflict rehabilitation in Northern Iraq

POST-CONFLICT REHABILITATION IN NORTHERN IRAQ

Green Cross Switzerland in collaboration with Société pour les peuples menacés commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Halabja massacre in Northern Iraq. The town of Halabja in the Northern Iraq region is home to Kurdish communities, which have been victim of the negative environmental and social consequences of Saddam Hussein’s genocide campaign, mainly as a … Read more

Identifying and mitigating “Hot Spot” areas in Laos

During the Vietnam War, more than 72 million litres of Agent Orange were discharged as a chemical weapon in the fields and forests throughout Vietnam and rural areas of Laos and Cambodia. Agent Orange is a toxic herbicide containing non-biodegradable dioxins. Local inhabitants have been exposed to Agent Orange for many years resulting in many … Read more

SocMed Activities Program 2007 sheds light on local projects

GC Switzerland released the annual Social and Medical Activities Program. The program report outlines and presents the results of the projects existing today in the SocMed Programme for the year 2007, giving some insight on the performance and evolution of projects worldwide. The international Social and Medical Care Programme of Green Cross International (GCI) aims … Read more

Green Cross launches a Chernobyl legacy awareness tour

GREEN CROSS LAUNCHES A CHERNOBYL LEGACY AWARENESS TOUR

Between August 24th and 29th, Green Cross Switzerland will partner with Kuoni Travel Agency to initiate a Chernobyl awareness tour, a journey to the region affected by the Chernobyl to raise awareness and public understanding of the environmental catastrophe. The journey is a special opportunity for everyday travelers or researchers alike to visit the region … Read more

Green Cross continues to support poison gas-affected Kurdish communities in northern Iraq

Green Cross, through its Social Care activities within the SOCMED programme, has been providing health and social care to thousands of people living in communities in northern Iraq targeted by chemical weapons during the 1980s. Some 8,000 women have received specialist primary, maternal and psychosocial health services, plus educational and social support, at the Green … Read more

Health for the Future: Ukraine

HEALTH FOR THE FUTURE UKRAINE

One area where Green Cross International is active is Zhytomyr Oblast, a region in Ukraine that is one of the most affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe.  There exists a high common sickness rate and a large number of endocrine pathologies. Experts at the World Health Organization have proven that there is a significance to continuous … Read more

Green Cross Switzerland helps children with disabilities in Moldova

GREEN CROSS SWITZERLAND HELPS CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN MOLDOVA

With its Social and Medical Care programme in the Republic of Moldova, Green Cross Switzerland supports families affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe through the CRIS child centre. In the past ten years, the number of children born with deformations has constantly risen. One of the children affected by the disaster is four-year-old Ionela, who was … Read more

Green Cross Family Clubs continuing to help families in Chernobyl region

GREEN CROSS FAMILY CLUBS CONTINUING TO HELP FAMILIES IN CHERNOBYL REGION

Green Cross Switzerland Mother and Child projects in Belarus continue to provide families focused medical attention to improve the heath of mothers and children. The family Misuno is just one example of many who was helped by the Green Cross Famiy Club. The family Misuno lives in impoverished conditions in the village of Schkurati, Belarus, … Read more

Green Cross Therapy Camps help children in contaminated areas

GREEN CROSS THERAPY CAMPS HELP CHILDREN IN CONTAMINATED AREAS

Green Cross Therapy Camps help children from impoverished families living in areas affected by the Chernobyl disaster. The four-week programme includes communal activities with games and sport in non-contaminated areas, along with vitamin-rich food and essential medical therapy. The spirited seven-year-old Katia is just one of the children being helped by the Green Cross Therapy … Read more