Finnish Red Cross
The Finnish Red Cross supports the authorities in receiving asylum seekers and refugees, and maintains several reception centres and branches in different parts of Finland. Asylum seekers live in the reception centres while they wait for the decision on whether they will be granted asylum. Red Cross volunteers have an important role in the everyday lives of those living in the reception centres. The volunteers organise various activities around Finland, such as cooking clubs, women’s groups and Finnish conversation clubs.
The Red Cross helps when a catastrophe or an accident occurs and trains people to be prepared. The organisation encourages people to look after their own well-being and to take care of each other.
020 701 2000
Tehtaankatu 1 a, 00140 Helsinki, Finland