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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.

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."

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