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'I’ve never experienced anything like Ebola'

The dead body management team at the IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema Sierra Leone is responsible for burying patients who have passed away.

Ebola has claimed nearly 5,000 lives across West Africa. Our delegate, John Punter, blogs from Sierra Leone on how we can stop the spread.

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Marjorie Stacey from Poole was helped by the assisted discharge scheme

Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for your community. Browse our volunteering roles to find something that suits you.

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Syrians face hunger without urgent funding

Men and women walk among damaged buildings
23 Oct 2014

More money for food aid to help people in Syria is urgently needed, the Red Cross has warned.

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Cardiac arrest runner gets lucky escape

Sean Deans with first aid volunteers David Hart and Steven Gay

When a young athlete collapsed at the end of a half-marathon, our cool-headed volunteers saved his life.

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Ebola Outbreak Appeal

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