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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global humanitarian network of 80 million people that helps those facing disaster, conflict and health and social problems. It consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Since March 2016, Hellenic Red Cross (CRH) has been working together with the Spanish Red Cross (CRE), other National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Ritsona and Skaramagas camps, in the Region of Attica, Greece.
Since January 2017, there has been a drastic reduction in the population of refugee camps in northern Greece, leaving these settlements and moving to other areas. Many of them have left the country in several ways, but most of them have moved to urban areas looking for accommodation in better conditions and to try to find some means of subsistence …
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MOBILE UNIT HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY IN WELCOMMON: PERSONAL HYGIENE

13 children from Welcommon have enjoyed the Personal Hygiene Health Promotion Activity carried out by Red Cross Mobile Unit Team in collaboration with Welcommon staff on the 11th of August.

The aims of the activity are:
To inform children about benefits of personal hygieneTo encourage good personal hygiene practices and healthy habitsTo improve health and well-being of the individual and the communityTo prevent the onset and development of diseasesTo facilitate interpersonal relationshipsTo contribute to the formation of a positive self-image
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MOBILE UNIT HEALTH PROMOTION ACTIVITY: HEAT WAVE MANAGEMENT
Last Thursday 3rd of August took place the "Heat wave Management" health promotion activity in the Multifunctional Center for Refugees (MFC) for Arabic speakers. Extreme heat or heat wave is a period of unusual and uncomfortable hot weather that could negatively affect human health. The aim of this activity is to increase awareness about health risks and prevention and management of possible health hazards related to heatwave.

Next "Heat wave Management" health promotion activity will be: Thursday 10th ofAugust 11:00h For Farsi speakers Multifunctional Center for Refugees (MFC) Kapodistriou 2, Athens Everyone interested is invited to participate!
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MOBILE UNIT DAY 1

Red Cross Mobile Unit started providing it services on the 13th of July at the Multifunctional Center for Refugees from Hellenic Red Cross (HRC), Kapodistriou 2, Athens. Our Mobile Unit give us the opportunity to move from one site to the other, transporting our team, furniture, medical material and the medication needed to provide Basic Health Care services in different urban areas of Athens. In this occasion, the Multifunctional Center for Refugees from HRC facilitated us the proper space to set up our Mobile Unit in order to provide our services to the community.

Mobile Unit wil be in the MFC every Thursday from 9:00h to 13:45h.

For appointments: +30 210 514 0440