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£36 pounds is enough to live on, says Home Office

12 Aug 2014

A single asylum seeker will continue to receive around £36 a week – a figure that has not changed since April 2011 and is leaving many people in poverty.

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Cash transfers are a smarter way to help Syrian refugees

12 Aug 2014

Syrian refugees in Lebanon will get new help to pay for food, shelter, healthcare and other daily essentials.

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Red Crescent brings more help to civilians in Gaza

08 Aug 2014

The sick and wounded, as well as people left homeless and distressed, are still getting vital help from the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Gaza.

Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross disinfect the Ratoma hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry

Ebola Outbreak Appeal launched

01 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help communities in West Africa affected by the deadly Ebola virus, which has so-far killed more than 720 people.

Guinea Red Cross volunteers disinfect a hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry, in Guinea

Red Cross sends specialists to fight West Africa Ebola outbreak

31 Jul 2014

The British Red Cross is deploying two more workers to West Africa as governments and aid agencies scale up efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

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New report reveals stigma and hunger for asylum seekers who have to live without cash

25 Jul 2014

A report by the British Red Cross exposes the failings of the Azure payment card – and calls for asylum seekers to receive this support in cash.

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Red Cross launches Gaza and Israel Appeal

24 Jul 2014

As fighting in Gaza and Israel continues, the British Red Cross has launched an appeal to fund vital help for people affected.

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Aid work goes on despite volunteer deaths

22 Jul 2014

The Red Cross continues to help civilians living through the conflict in Gaza and Israel, days after two volunteers were killed carrying out their duties.

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Red Cross brings water and health care as Gaza conflict continues

22 Jul 2014

For more than two weeks, staff and volunteers have been working relentlessly to help people caught up in the fighting in Gaza.

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Huge food collection results in millions of meals

18 Jul 2014

Our volunteers have been helping with a nationwide food collection, which so far this year has brought in enough grub for 5.1 million meals.

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