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A woman sits indoors

Debt and darkness at the top of the stairs

In a dark room at the top of three flights of crumbling, water-logged stairs, Ameena sits with her two severely disabled sons.

A man stands beside a concrete building

From bullets to the breadline

When stepping out of his front door meant facing a storm of gunfire, Marwan knew he had to leave.

Hundreds of families stuck in the mud

In northern Lebanon, a cluster of home-made tents in a muddy field is home for about 100 Syrian refugee families.

A woman flips bread in her hands

When home means plastic sheets

“All the houses in our neighbourhood have been flattened now. Completely flattened.”

Randolph Yarde with Red Cross support worker Michelle Lawson

‘Having support at home was such a help’

After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.

Renate Eglestaff with her volunteer Sue

‘I couldn’t have managed without the Red Cross’

Living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult for Renate Eglestaff – so she was especially grateful when our volunteer called round to help.

Hilda and Rita outside the craft club

‘I used to go to bed hoping I wouldn’t wake up…’

After losing both her husband and much of her eyesight, Hilda was at her very lowest ebb – until our volunteer helped her rediscover a zest for life.

Theresa Allen and  independent living staff member Luke in Southsea.

‘Luke gave me the confidence to go out’

Anyone who has heart surgery in their eighties will naturally need a bit of support to get back on their feet – which is why Theresa Allen turned to us for help.

Ann Thomas and Red Cross support worker

'After 40 years, I can finally smile again'

Nobody likes visiting the dentist, but poor Ann’s dental phobia meant she hadn’t had a check-up for 40 years – and she was in painful misery.

Dan Bufton from Disability Sport Wales with Connie Jenkins and Red Cross volunteer Janet Morgan

Back playing the sport I love - Connie's story

After a heart attack and stroke, bowls enthusiast Connie thought she would never play the sport she loved again.

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