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The conflict in Ukraine has caused one of the greatest humanitarian problems of recent times. The conflict has, for example, increased food insecurity in East Africa, which was facing a severe food shortage before the conflict. Our monthly donors support all humanitarian and reconstruction work of the Red Cross.

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One of our foundations is a diverse group of volunteers that represent the community and gives us the strength and possibility to work on our projects. We emphasize community engagement and provide volunteers with the tools and knowledge they need.

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Courses and events

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21 Mar

4-hour first aid course in English - Hafnarfjörður

Námskeiðið er ætlað öllum, 14 ára eða eldri sem vilja læra skyndihjálp og endurlífgun og öðlast öryggi, færni og þekkingu í að veita nærstöddum aðstoð í bráðatilfellum með því að beita á öruggan hátt einföldum aðferðum í skyndihjálp.

Location Strandgötu 24, 220 Hafnarfjörður
Time 17:00 - 21:00
Instructor Sigurður Guðni Haraldsson
22 Mar

Nýliðanámskeið - Stuðningur við flóttafólk og innflytjendur

Námskeið sem undirbýr sjálfboðaliða til þátttöku í verkefnunum Leiðsöguvinir, Íslenskuþjálfun og Félagsmiðstöð flóttafólks

Location Viðjulundi 2, 600 Akureyri
Time 18:00 - 21:00
Instructor Róbert Theodórsson
25 to
26 Mar

12 klst skyndihjálp - staðnámskeið Efstaleiti

Námskeiðið er ætlað öllum, 14 ára eða eldri sem vilja læra skyndihjálp og endurlífgun og öðlast öryggi, færni og þekkingu í að veita nærstöddum aðstoð í bráðatilfellum með því að beita á öruggan hátt einföldum aðferðum í skyndihjálp.

Location Efstaleiti 9, 103 Reykjavík
Time 12:00 - 18:00
Instructor Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir

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IFRC Learning Platform

Sign up to the IFRC Learning Platform to join our humanitarian education community of practice and access our wide range of free online learning courses open to National Society staff and volunteers, partners and the public. Please note that to gain access to training courses created by the Icelandic Red Cross you must choose Iceland under the Division field. The Learning Platform is open to all.

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What we do

People seeking international protection

The Icelandic Red Cross offers social support for people seeking international protection.

Refugees and migrants

The Icelandic Res Cross provides various services to refugees, f.ex. guiding friend, language training, recreational fund and more.

Clothing stores

We run stores all over Iceland that sell everything from high couture to linens, toys and more. Click here for locations of our stores.

Tracing services and family reunification

Icelandic Red Cross is part of the Restoring family links network and is the focal point for family reunification in Iceland. Please note that our services are open to all nationals and free of charge.

International programs

The Icelandic Red Cross is committed to providing technical input to ensure quality operations. We focus on areas where we have built expertise to provide added value and expert support to our partners.

Disaster and emergency services

Mass care centers are opened during crisis and disasters to offer shelter, food, clothing and psychosocial support.

Network after imprisonment

There are many things to keep in mind when imprisonment ends and it is important to have support when such a major change occurs. It can be good to have support and guidance. For that we have the project Network after imprisonment.

Clothing center

Icelandic Red Cross runs a clothing sorting center and has clothing containers all over. Click here for information on locations.

Psychological first aid

The Red Cross provides education in psychological support and provides psychological support after major accidents and catastrophes.

Harm reduction

The projects offer clean injection equipment, condoms and advice on safe injection methods in order to prevent bloodborne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C.

First aid

The Icelandic Red Cross supervises the teaching of first aid in the country. It trains instructors, supplies the material to be taught and makes sure the subject is taught by the most up to date methods.

Social isolation

The friendship projects of the Icelandic Red Cross take a variety of forms, but all have the common goal of reducing social isolation.

Red Cross all over Iceland

The Icelandic Red Cross has branches all over Iceland that work according to our strategy in disaster services, with migrants, in health projects, clothing projects and more.

Icelandic Red Cross and international projects

International projects

Icelandic Red Cross emphasizes protection, gender and inclusion as well as national society development and climate change response.

International projects


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You can report any misconduct or integrity incident, involving Red Cross operations or personnel, especially violations of applicable laws, the Code of Conduct or other organisation regulations and policies. Thank you for your cooperation.

2022 in numbers

Disaster response calls 113
Volunteers 2.300
Number of people who recieved support after a serious incident 2.482
Number of social events for asylum seekers 554
1717 conversations 10.967
Trained in first aid 10.394