THE MACEDONIAN RED CROSS HAS BEEN PROVIDING SUPPORT TO MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
The Macedonian Red Cross, in partnership with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been actively involved in providing support to migrants transiting our country.
The Macedonian Red Cross has been present in both border crossings in Gevgelija in Tabanovce for 24 hours with 11 mobile teams to provide support to migrants transiting in our country.
The total number of team members reaches 206, comprised of staff members, doctors and paramedics, members and volunteers of the Red Cross, who have received training on working in tracing missing persons within Red Cross’s Tracing Unit.
During the period 04-10 January 2016, the Macedonian Red Cross delivered the following items: 8,954 bottles of drinking water, 1,132 food packages, 418 hygiene packages, 1,298 pieces of chocolate milk bottles, 1,277 pieces of shawls, hats and gloves, 525 wind jackets, 323 pairs of boots, 3,746 tea servings, 2,392 soup servings and first aid was given to 3,220 persons.