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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.

Pupils at Chebelion Primary School in Kenya's Bomet County

Clean Start appeal raises £6.5 million

12 Aug 2015

Millions of pounds raised by the public will bring safe water and better sanitation to 380,000 people in Kenya and Bangladesh.

A man in a tie and glasses

Musician caught up in Tunisia attack releases charity single

13 Jul 2015

Somewhere Over the Rainbow will raise money for the Red Cross

A man being bandaged

Volunteer raced to help Tunisia attack victims

01 Jul 2015

"We didn't know how many people injured, how many had died."

People holding hands

What can you say to a mass-shooting survivor?

20 Jul 2015

Chris helped people get through harrowing moments after last month’s Tunisia shootings.

A trekker walks infront of Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro trek

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

Djibouti: improving water and sanitation

Djibouti suffers very high levels of poverty – but the Red Cross is helping some of its poorest people look forward to a better future.

Boy fills bucket from water point

Kenya: preparing for disasters

Read about how we are helping communities to prepare for drought and other natural disasters.

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