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Red Cross celebrates 150 years in the Canary Islands
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Radio Sintonia:

Red Cross celebrates 150 years in the Canary Islands.

Today, April 1st, the Red Cross celebrates 150 years in the Canary Islands. The Cabildo of Fuerteventura has recalled that the humanitarian institution arrived on the islands in 1874, developing since then an intense activity and being present in all important Events and emergencies.



Currently, the Canary Islands Red Cross has more than 20,000 volunteers. In 2023, they served more than 137,000 people, with 48.5% of these services in the area of social inclusion. More than 105,000 deliveries of food, clothing, sanitary and personal hygiene products, educational materials, etc., were distributed. In addition to 21,000 economic deliveries for the payment of bills for supplies, transport, educational aid of a health nature and primary needs.

Likewise, 38% of the total number of people have been assisted from the Socorros area, highlighting the attention to migrants arriving on the coasts. The Canary Islands are one of the key points on the Atlantic route, one of the most dangerous. In the first fifteen days of March, more than 400 people reached the Archipelago.

Both the president of the Cabildo, Lola García, and the councillor for Social Action, Víctor Alonso, highlight the human and voluntary nature of the institution to bring care to all people. They are grateful for the commendable work that the Red Cross has been doing in Fuerteventura, often with very limited resources, but always selflessly and as a great benchmark for humanitarian action. Something that administrations have the obligation to support in order to continue to be on the side of citizens.
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