February 26th, 1919 arrived in Albania the first aid from the Red Cross

Based on the information collected by Charles Telford Erikson on the difficult situation in Albania, in February 1919, was formed in Italy the first unit of the American Red Cross, which arrived in our country on February 26th, 1919. It was directed by Eriksson, who played an important role in the Albanian public life of the time. The units of the American Red Cross in our country gave a great help to overcome the misery and hunger that had plagued the country, they helped or country to made the first steps in nationally education and the fight against infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis, malaria, venereal diseases, etc .