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Children in assembly raising their hands

Video: children affected by war

We’re helping children who grew up in the decade-long Sierra Leone civil war, through counselling, education and vocational training.

Volunteers with the Guinea Red Cross disinfect the Ratoma hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry

Ebola Outbreak Appeal launched

01 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help communities in West Africa affected by the deadly Ebola virus, which has so-far killed more than 720 people.

Two Red Cross workers being disinfected in Guinea

Red Cross sends health worker to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak

06 Jun 2014

Following an outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the British Red Cross has deployed a health worker to the region to help the response.

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.

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