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July 2011 press releases

Two Red Cross delegates talk to a woman in Pakistan

Red Cross: One year on, millions in Pakistan still vulnerable and terrified of new floods

27 Jul 2011

One year after the devastating floods of 2010, concerns are growing for millions of people in Pakistan who continue to live in makeshift shelters, leaving them vulnerable and exposed to the threat of further flooding during the monsoon season.

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British Red Cross presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Humanitarian Award

21 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross has today (Wednesday 29 June 2011) awarded Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu its prestigious Humanity Award. The award honours people who reflect the values of the Red Cross movement and have a long history of, and a dedication to, humanitarian work.

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British Red Cross study fuels new call for first aid education in primary schools

15 Jul 2011

New research shows that children as young as five are able to learn and remember first aid skills which could help them, their friends and their family in an emergency. The British Red Cross is calling for these potentially lifesaving skills, which can be taught by teachers without specialist first aid training, to become a vital part of the school curriculum.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

British Red Cross launches East Africa appeal

04 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross today launched its East Africa Food Crisis Appeal to help some of the more than ten million people in the Horn of Africa region currently facing severe drought. Complex factors including conflict, cripplingly high food prices and some of the driest weather in 60 years have combined to create conditions where millions of people are not getting enough to eat.

A Red Cross ambulance at an event

Peeing no remedy to ‘jellyfish soup’, says British Red Cross

21 Jul 2011

As scientists predict a growing plague of jellyfish along Britain’s coastline, the British Red Cross is warning beach-goers not to trust the old myth that fresh urine is the best treatment for jellyfish stings. With numbers exploding in UK waters, the chances of bathers running into the viscous creatures - with potentially painful consequences - are increasing.

July 2011 press releases

Two Red Cross delegates talk to a woman in Pakistan

Red Cross: One year on, millions in Pakistan still vulnerable and terrified of new floods

27 Jul 2011

One year after the devastating floods of 2010, concerns are growing for millions of people in Pakistan who continue to live in makeshift shelters, leaving them vulnerable and exposed to the threat of further flooding during the monsoon season.

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British Red Cross presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Humanitarian Award

21 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross has today (Wednesday 29 June 2011) awarded Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu its prestigious Humanity Award. The award honours people who reflect the values of the Red Cross movement and have a long history of, and a dedication to, humanitarian work.

Two children with a Life. Live it. first aid manikin

British Red Cross study fuels new call for first aid education in primary schools

15 Jul 2011

New research shows that children as young as five are able to learn and remember first aid skills which could help them, their friends and their family in an emergency. The British Red Cross is calling for these potentially lifesaving skills, which can be taught by teachers without specialist first aid training, to become a vital part of the school curriculum.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

British Red Cross launches East Africa appeal

04 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross today launched its East Africa Food Crisis Appeal to help some of the more than ten million people in the Horn of Africa region currently facing severe drought. Complex factors including conflict, cripplingly high food prices and some of the driest weather in 60 years have combined to create conditions where millions of people are not getting enough to eat.

A Red Cross ambulance at an event

Peeing no remedy to ‘jellyfish soup’, says British Red Cross

21 Jul 2011

As scientists predict a growing plague of jellyfish along Britain’s coastline, the British Red Cross is warning beach-goers not to trust the old myth that fresh urine is the best treatment for jellyfish stings. With numbers exploding in UK waters, the chances of bathers running into the viscous creatures - with potentially painful consequences - are increasing.

Two Red Cross delegates talk to a woman in Pakistan

Red Cross: One year on, millions in Pakistan still vulnerable and terrified of new floods

27 Jul 2011

One year after the devastating floods of 2010, concerns are growing for millions of people in Pakistan who continue to live in makeshift shelters, leaving them vulnerable and exposed to the threat of further flooding during the monsoon season.

Missin Image

British Red Cross presents Archbishop Desmond Tutu with Humanitarian Award

21 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross has today (Wednesday 29 June 2011) awarded Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu its prestigious Humanity Award. The award honours people who reflect the values of the Red Cross movement and have a long history of, and a dedication to, humanitarian work.

Two children with a Life. Live it. first aid manikin

British Red Cross study fuels new call for first aid education in primary schools

15 Jul 2011

New research shows that children as young as five are able to learn and remember first aid skills which could help them, their friends and their family in an emergency. The British Red Cross is calling for these potentially lifesaving skills, which can be taught by teachers without specialist first aid training, to become a vital part of the school curriculum.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

British Red Cross launches East Africa appeal

04 Jul 2011

The British Red Cross today launched its East Africa Food Crisis Appeal to help some of the more than ten million people in the Horn of Africa region currently facing severe drought. Complex factors including conflict, cripplingly high food prices and some of the driest weather in 60 years have combined to create conditions where millions of people are not getting enough to eat.

A Red Cross ambulance at an event

Peeing no remedy to ‘jellyfish soup’, says British Red Cross

21 Jul 2011

As scientists predict a growing plague of jellyfish along Britain’s coastline, the British Red Cross is warning beach-goers not to trust the old myth that fresh urine is the best treatment for jellyfish stings. With numbers exploding in UK waters, the chances of bathers running into the viscous creatures - with potentially painful consequences - are increasing.

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