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Guinea Red Cross volunteers disinfect a hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry, in Guinea

Red Cross sends specialists to fight West Africa Ebola outbreak

31 Jul 2014

The British Red Cross is deploying two more workers to West Africa as governments and aid agencies scale up efforts to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

A smiling woman wearing a Sierra Leone Red Cross peace animator t-shirt

Video: peace building in Sierra Leone

We’re encouraging communities in war-torn Sierra Leone to work together and build peace through participating in development activities.

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.

People at an airport

British Red Cross assists Britons in Egypt

02 Feb 2011

A two-member British Red Cross psycho-social support team is on its way to Cairo to help Britons wishing to return to the UK.

Large crowd of people with hands raised hold an Ivory Coast flag aloft

Red Cross supports Ivory Coast refugees in Liberia

11 Feb 2011

As thousands flee from mounting political tensions in the Ivory Coast, the British Red Cross has given £50,000 to help refugees in Liberia.

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 woman cradling a baby

South Sudan Crisis Appeal launched

06 Mar 2014

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help save lives in South Sudan where nearly one million people have been made homeless by fighting.

Agro-pastoralists in Tin Akof, northern Burkina Faso, at a Red Cross distribution of food vouchers.

How we helped

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement helped across the Sahel region of west Africa.

People line up to access clean drinking water in a camp hosting displaced people in Juba.

South Sudan conflict: British Red Cross pledges support to save lives

04 Feb 2014

Nearly one million people have been made homeless by fighting in South Sudan. The Red Cross is working to alleviate the vast humanitarian crisis.

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