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Moyamba Red Cross branch Mothers´club volunteers in a back yard garden

How we're helping in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and was devastated by a civil war. Read how the Red Cross is improving community-based health care.

Group of children in doorway

Liberia crisis 2003

The 14-year long civil war in Liberia came to an end when a peace agreement was signed between government forces and opposition groups on 18 August 2003.

A trekker walks infront of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro trek

Join Team Red Cross in this exclusive trek up beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro.

South Africa Boniswe and daughter in their home

Boniswe's story: life with a smile

She may be living with HIV, but Boniswe Petronella Maphanga, 30, has a radiant smile, a gentle sing-song voice and a joyful attitude to life.

South Africa Florence smiles as she lies in bed

Florence's story: "I’m frightened of passing away and there being no one to look after the children"

After losing all her children, Florence, 75, now cares for all six grandchildren and the Red Cross provides them with vital support.

Londaka outside the Red Cross kids club

Londaka's story: memories of my mother

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

In Ha Konote village, the Red Cross running activities such as traditional dance and singing.

Our HIV programme in Lesotho

We support HIV prevention and treatment in Lesotho, which has one of the highest HIV infection rates among adults in the world.

A large group of Vietnamese boat people crowded onto a wooden boat in Hong Kong

The history of our refugee support

For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping people forced to leave their country fearing persecution.

Black and white photo of man standing in front of Princess Christian hospital train

The second Boer war

On 11 October 1899, the bloody second Boer war began. Find out how the Red Cross helped the wounded by providing hospital trains, ships and relief supplies.

A father searches for his lost child using the Red Cross international tracing and message services in Rwanda.

History of our refugee services

For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping protect and support people who have been forced to leave their country fearing persecution.

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