accessibility & help

Every crisis is personal

There are many ways you can support us, from making a donation to support our vital work at home and abroad, taking a couple of hours a week to volunteer with us or by joining the thousands of people who learn first aid every year.

To Red Cross, every crisis is personal – it’s not just the scale of the crisis that matters but the impact on the people affected.

We work locally in the UK as well as internationally. We provide support at home and in local emergencies, as well as large scale disaster response and support for vulnerable communities. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, a crisis can happen to anyone at any time. 

To find out more about who we are and how we help people, you can read some of the stories behind our campaign below. 

Help in Haiti: recovering from the earthquake

A street scene in Haiti

See our maps, stats and stories about we're helping people rebuild their lives four years on.


Help in emergencies: 'We lost everything'

Couple stand in front of destroyed home

When flooding destroyed their home, The Red Cross was there to help the Woods family with food, clothes and advice.



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Latest campaign news

A British Red Cross plan to rebuild homes, boost people’s health and incomes and repair schools in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has been announced.

New statistics suggest millions of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan are unable to go home, months after the disaster.

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