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South Africa Florence smiles as she lies in bed

Florence's story: "I’m frightened of passing away and there being no one to look after the children"

After losing all her children, Florence, 75, now cares for all six grandchildren and the Red Cross provides them with vital support.

Londaka outside the Red Cross kids club

Londaka's story: memories of my mother

Londaka is one of 1.4 million children orphaned by HIV-related illness in South Africa. Pink is her favourite colour, as was her mother’s.

A man in a field

Can you restart a life with 150 pounds?

Rice farmer Ricky cares for his mother. A simple cash grant got them on the path to recovery after Typhoon Haiyan.

A woman standing outside a house with bamboo walls

Homeless and broke at 62

A falling mango tree threatened to change Nenita Bugay's life for ever.

A woman sat outside a shop

Savings and smiles - Erlinda is back in business

Everyone in Erlinda's neighbourhood knows her shop. But what happened when a typhoon tore it apart?

Arthur Bland and Ray Cumbley attend a memorial trip to battlefields of Europe with support of Red Cross wheelchairs

How we helped Second World War veterans attend memorial event

We helped Welsh Guard veterans, Ray and Arthur, visit the battlefields of Europe to pay respects to their fallen comrades.

Sokonan’s story: thank you for returning my children

After two years separated from her children, Sokonan was ecstatic when the Red Cross helped reunite the family.

Left to right Dave Franklin Ollie Dawes Graham Dawes Roxanna Dawes Caroline Dawes Abbie Rees Lesley Franklin.

"I just stood there watching my house burn"

We helped the Dawes family after their house caught fire. Their neighbours were so impressed by our volunteers they even raised money to help fund our work.

FES volunteer Tom Newman in action

‘I help people at house fires’

09 Mar 2015

What makes someone get out of bed in the middle of the night to go and help a stranger whose home has burned down? Tom Newman sheds some light.

Arthur and Esther the six-year-old fundraiser

Arthur and Esther’s story: 'We wanted to say thank you'

After our volunteers helped pensioner Arthur Phillips recover from a house fire, his six-year-old granddaughter raised money for us to say thank you.

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