(Faroese below) With the effort of volunteers, the Faroe Islands Red Cross works towards decreasing human distress, hardship, and discrimination. We help in daily life and when disaster strikes, both internationally and here in the Faroes. With our more than 300 volunteers, we provide emergency services and courses, we have second-hand clothes and book shops and social services for the elderly and lonely, free food and clothes provisions for those in need, and integration events, currently the Intercultural Family Retreat and Intertwining.
A goal of the Faroe Islands Red Cross is to encourage friendship and intercultural understanding amongst people. Since 2016, the Red Cross has organised the recurrent event Intertwining, also called Sambinding, where immigrants and native Faroese get the chance to meet. In 2018, the Red Cross expanded its initiatives for integration by hosting the first Intercultural Family Retreat in the Faroes. Red Cross has recently developed the initiative Family Network, where immigrant families get the chance to become friends with a local.
Red Cross is currently looking at ways to expand our integration initiatives to make people of immigrant backgrounds feel more at home and part of society.
Eitt av endamálunum hjá Reyði Krossi Føroya er at fremja vinalag og altjóða fatan millum fólk tvørtur um landamørk. Reyði Krossur hevur síðani 2016 skipað fyri afturvendandi átakinum Sambinding, sum virkar fyri at fremja integratión, við at skapa møguleika fyri at tilflytarar og uppruna føroyingar hittast. Í 2018 var avgjørt at víðari menna integratiónsøkið hjá Reyða Krossi, og tí varð skipað fyri Føroya fyrstu Familjulegu ætlað fólkið við tilflytarabakgrund. Sum nakað nýtt, fer Reyði Krossur nú undir eitt átak at veita tilfluttum útlendskum familjum ella einstaklingum møguleika at koma í samband við føroyingar, ígjøgnum Familjuvinir.