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Wildfire emergency in Zamora and other parts of Spain
 

 ·        The blaze in the Sierra de la Culebra mountain range (Zamora) has swept through over 30,800 hectares, making it the worst wildfire ever recorded in Spain.

·        The Emergency Department of the Red Cross is providing psychological support, medical supplies and care to whomever needs it, having helped over 300 people so far.

·        Other areas in Spain, such as Navarra, Lleida and Málaga, have also been affected by wildfires.

 

What does it do?

  • The Red Cross responds quickly and effectively in disasters, armed conflicts, emergencies and in any situation that threatens the lives, social welfare and dignity of people.
  • Its principles are an expression of concern for the human being: "Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality".
  • Its aim is to stabilise any situation so that people can rebuild their lives as soon as possible.

Where does it work?

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross has 16,800 staff in over 80 countries as well as more than 13 million volunteers.
  • The Disaster Relief Emergency Fund is the Spanish Red Cross' mechanism for dealing with disasters and providing the necessary resources and aid wherever it is needed.
  • This emergency system is active all year round to respond to emergencies within 24 to 48 hours.

Other relevant information:

  • The Spanish Red Cross was founded in 1864.
  • It has received several awards for its work, including the Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation back in 2012.

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