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British Red Cross appoints Martin Halliwell as new Chief Finance Officer

30 Aug 2016

The British Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Halliwell to the role of Chief Finance Officer

Ibrahim is reunited with his wife and three children at Manchester airport

Most Brits think their child could not face life alone aged 18 – the age refugee children are barred from reuniting with their family in the UK

24 Aug 2016

Just 11 per cent of British adults believe their child would be ready to face life alone at 18

Italian Red Cross nurse Daniela and her team rescue a group of people stranded in a sinking boat in the Mediterranean.

Red Cross search and rescue boat saves hundreds of people in first 24 hours of launch

11 Aug 2016

The Red Cross’s new search and rescue boat has saved more than 300 people from the Mediterranean in just 24-hours since its launch

A woman out running assesses the situation of a fellow runner who has collapsed

British Red Cross launches campaign for runners to learn vital first aid skills

03 Aug 2016

The charity’s #UpYourGame campaign hopes to encourage runners, clubs and coaches to learn the essential skills needed to act in an emergency

First aid scenario response, chest compressions

MPs to learn first aid with help of leading charity

18 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross will be in Parliament today to help MPs learn first aid skills

Mother and child at the Teesside project

Government must do more for refugees with family in UK say leading charities

12 Jul 2016

UK immigration rules are forcing vulnerable young refugees to make dangerous journeys across Europe to be with their families

destitute asylum seeker

Destitution on the rise among refugees and asylum seekers

08 Jul 2016

Almost 5,600 refugees and asylum seekers have been destitute in the UK in the first half of this year.

A British Red Cross volunteer sitting next to a woman in her living room

Merthyr pensioner is making new memories thanks to Red Cross support

21 Jun 2016

With funding from Land Rover UK, the British Red Cross helps 86 year old Tydfil Wood get the support she needs at home

Leen in Macedonia

Powerful new video tells the story of one girls journey from Syria to Germany

20 Jun 2016

This World Refugee Day the British Red Cross has released a new video telling the story of 16-year-old Leen and her journey from Syria to Germany.

Muhammad and Amal outside their home

MPs debate widening refugee family reunion rules following British Red Cross 'Torn Apart' campaign

09 Jun 2016

MPs will today debate widening the UK’s refugee family reunion rules, following calls from the British Red Cross and its Torn Apart campaign.



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