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Impact of the Tiffany Circle

The Tiffany Circle supports the most vulnerable people in the most vulnerable places.

People living in countries at risk of natural disaster or conflict

The poorest and most vulnerable communities suffer the most from disasters and climate change, but they have the least capacity to recover or adapt. We can save lives by helping people to be more prepared. When you spend £1 helping people in disaster-prone areas, it is four times more cost-effective than helping the same people recover in the wake of an emergency [1].

Women and girls around the world

Women and children are most likely to die during disasters. Every two minutes, a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications [2]. We also know that when women and girls earn money, they reinvest 90 per cent of it into their families (versus 30-40 per cent for men [3]). We believe in the power of women. Women are the gateway to improving the health and prosperity of communities, starting with their own children and families.

Refugees and victims of trafficking in the UK

In 2015, the number of people forced to leave their homes through conflict and persecution passed 60 million for the first time since the Second World War [4]. The British Red Cross is now the largest provider of support to refugees in the UK. We want to support all refugees and victims of trafficking to rebuild their lives with dignity. We also want to ensure that their voices are heard.

Our impact

Since it was founded in 2012, Tiffany Circle in the UK has raised over £1.5 million for the British Red Cross.

Here are some of the projects they have made an impact on.

A young woman in Nepal smiles as she holds a baby on her knee© Info

Nepal | Preparing for emergencies


The Tiffany Circle is helping 54,000 people living in vulnerable, rural communities to earn a living, use life-saving hygiene techniques and cope in the early warning stages of a disaster.

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UK | Giving hope to trafficked people


Tiffany Circle Members are helping to fund new pilot projects in areas across the UK, offering more dedicated support for the unique practical and psychosocial needs of trafficked men, women and children. 

Afghanistan© Info

Afghanistan | Helping mothers and children have a healthy start


In a country where one in ten children dies before their fifth birthday, member support is helping to educate communities about pre and post-natal health, healthy eating and hygiene as well as providing sources of clean water and nutrition, even in the most rural areas.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo  | Helping victims of sexual violence

Victims of sexual violence in the DRC suffer psychological damage and huge social stigma which prevents them from working. Tiffany Circle support is empowering these women through psychosocial support, cash grants and training to help them regain their livelihoods and independence.

Emmanuel Koech, 13, smiling as he washes his hands at Tebeswet primary school.© Info

Kenya | Giving the gift of clean water 


With support from the Tiffany Circle, the British Red Cross is working with the Kenya Red Cross to help 155,000 people access safe sources of water and adequate sanitation. The health benefits will change lives, allowing people to pursue education and helping to break the cycle of poverty.

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UK | Reuniting families divided by conflict and disaster

Tiffany Circle support will enable the British Red Cross to continue reuniting families torn apart by disaster and conflict.

Members will also help to provide ongoing support once families have settled in the UK.

General funding

Members have also funded the breadth of Red Cross work by supporting the organisation with vital general funds. This gives the Red Cross the flexibility to always be ready to respond, wherever the need is greatest.

[1] National Institute of Building Sciences, "National Hazard Mitigation Saves: An independent study to assess the future savings of mitigation activities," summary version 2005
[2] Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010 United Nations Population Fund
[3] World Food Programme
[4] Home Office, Immigration Statistics, Oct to Dec 2015; UNHCR mid-year report 2015; Office for National Statistics (mid 2013).


More information

If you’d like any more information about these programmes or how Tiffany Circle members are able to direct their support, please get in touch:

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It’s incredible that from nothing, so many women are now engaged in the philanthropic work of the Tiffany Circle and are helping vulnerable women and children all over the world. I am so proud to be a member!

 

More information

Download the Tiffany Circle brochure and our 2016-17 Year in Review