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People walk through a waterlogged street in Mumbai

Asia Floods Appeal 2007

Severe monsoon rains and cyclones killed nearly 3,000 people and left millions homeless in Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Woman in Bangladesh holding a jug of water with boys behind her

How the Red Cross supports people across Bangladesh

The British Red Cross has worked in partnership with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for over a decade. Projects reach around 250,000 people living across the country in coastal, rural and urban areas.

People surrounded by rubble

How we're helping in Nepal

The British Red Cross is supporting the three-year programme, which is funded by a £4 million grant from the UK government’s Department for International Development(DFID).

Women from a community committee look at the work they have done on a river bank

How we're helping with floods in Nepal

A Red Cross project in the Jhapa region of the Terai now supports people in 54 communities to reduce their risk from floods and other disasters.

Man, woman and child sitting on boat

South Asia floods 2004

The worst floods in decades hit South Asia in June 2004. Around 1,800 people died and 70 million people were affected across the region.

To, her four children and a Mongolian Red Cross volunteer sit in the family's new ger in Mongolia

In the coldest winter of the century, warmth and comfort for Mongolia’s most vulnerable

To and her four children used to move from one cold home to another, but thanks to the Red Cross the family got a home of their own just as Mongolia's dzud took hold.

A girl washes her hands in water coming from a well pump in Afghanistan

Health care in Afghanistan

After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, a Red Cross community health programme is making a real difference for thousands of people.

Volunteers dig in DPRK

Reducing the impact of disasters in DPRK

Sixteen million people suffer from malnutrition in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – also known as North Korea – and the country is prone to natural disasters.

Two Red Cross volunteers In North Korea work from an improvised shelter surrounded by debris from the floods to give clothes to a woman

North Korea: humanitarian aid reaches people caught in catastrophic floods

27 Sep 2016

Vital relief supplies are reaching up to 20,000 people affected by serious flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea.

Red cross volunteers distribute humanitarian aid to young men in Fiji

Fiji: 38,500 to get emergency aid after Cyclone Winston

31 Mar 2016

The Red Cross is helping people to recover from the largest cyclone ever recorded in Fiji, which left 44 people dead and thousands homeless.

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