accessibility & help

Latest news

A man and woman stand outside

Winter brings deadly illness threat to Iraq

23 Jan 2015

Freezing weather has put people fleeing violence in Iraq at greater risk of deadly illnesses.

Emergency response volunteer helps elderly evacuees

Volunteers respond in wake of Scottish storms

12 Jan 2015

Fierce storms across northern Scotland left thousands without power last week, and our emergency response teams have been working round the clock to help.

A boy stands in front of some tents

Older people and children most at risk in Iraq

09 Jan 2015

As freezing weather grips the Middle East, the president of the Iraqi Red Crescent has called for urgent help for those forced from their homes by violence.

Comic tells the story of young refugee Ebrahim

Award success for Refugee Week comic

06 Jan 2015

Our comic with graphic novelist Karrie Fransman has won a Broken Frontier award, in a year when nominations received a record-breaking number of votes.

Roger Smith in a Red Cross warehouse

New Year's honour for Red Cross stalwart

31 Dec 2014

A British Red Cross director has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list after 20 years with the charity.

Red Cross truck clears rubble away

Tesco becomes founding member of Disaster Relief Alliance

30 Dec 2014

Ten years after it made a significant donation to the British Red Cross following the Boxing Day Tsunami, the UK’s biggest retailer has become the founding member of a new group.

A woman holds a little girl on land covered in snow

Syrians need urgent support this winter

22 Dec 2014

Millions of Syrians face an uncertain winter as vital aid funding begins to dry up.

Volunteer Graham Claxton responds to Lambeth roof collapse

Too much festive spirit(s)? We’re ready to help

22 Dec 2014

As thousands hit the town for Christmas party season, our first aiders are stationed in city centres across the UK to help those whose high spirits lead to injuries.

Hannah Morris (left) and Cara Saunders (right) from the Red Cross with a selection of the donated toys.

Schoolchildren donate Christmas toys to young refugees

19 Dec 2014

Generous children in South Wales are going straight to the top of Santa’s ‘nice’ list, after giving away toys to young refugees in their area.

A Sierra Leone Red Cross burial team prepares to collect a body from a house in Kissy, Freetown

Ebola crisis is long-term fight, warns head of Red Cross

12 Dec 2014

The head of the IFRC has warned that there is no quick fix to halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Sign up for emails

Enter your email address below to receive the latest Red Cross news