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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.

Mobile cinema in Sierra Leone

Health care 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 working to improve community-based health care.

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.

Matebello Metsung with the Red Cross volunteer who helps her with her treatment

Matebello's story: fighting to overcome TB

Having overcome TB once already, Matebello was again diagnosed with the disease. The Red Cross is by her side and is helping her complete her treatment.

A child and a lady sit on the doorstep to a house

Helping hungry families in Lesotho

31 Dec 2013

The British Red Cross provided help to an emergency appeal in Lesotho, where nearly three quarters of a million people were in desperate need of food.

A patient is loaded into the back of an ambulance

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis: British Red Cross pledges financial aid

12 Dec 2013

The British Red Cross is contributing £100,000 towards alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR).

Young children eating in a South Africa Red Cross school

Our HIV programme in South Africa

South Africa has more than five million people living with HIV. We’ve worked there since 1999 on prevention and treatment.

Two young girls cuddling

Healthcare in Liberia

After a 14-year civil war, our community-based health programme is bringing people back together and improving health and hygiene practices.

Somali woman in health centre

Healthcare and hope in Somalia

04 Nov 2013

The British Red Cross has supported the Somali Red Crescent Society in developing a new healthcare programme for the next five years as the country looks to leave its troubled past behind.

A group of women sat on the ground

Ethiopia: how we helped Sudanese refugees

21 Oct 2013

Clashes in Sudan led to an exodus of people into Ethiopia as people fled the fighting. The British Red Cross helped support refugee and host communities following an appeal for help.

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