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  • Health & support services 
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    We educate people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies.

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    We sell and need: good quality clothes, designer brands, books, furniture and more.

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East Africa Crisis: ‘The big fear is cholera’

A child from South Sudan waits at a reception centre for refugees in northern Uganda.

Having escaped violence in South Sudan, refugees in Uganda must now contend with the threat of disease.

Preventing disease outbreaks >

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Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for you and your community.

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Support in UK emergencies

Emergency response volunteer unloading equipment from vehicle

Find out how we support the emergency services to help people in a crisis. 

About UK emergency response >

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‘What happened to me makes me grateful’

Claire Burke holds up her daughter Tori. When Claire went into labour outside the Manchester Marathon, Red Cross volunteers helped get her to hospital.

This Mother’s Day, Claire will remember the Red Cross volunteers who helped bring her baby into the world.

Read Claire's story >

Yemen Crisis Appeal

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