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A woman flips bread in her hands

When home means plastic sheets

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

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.

Refugee English class in Newport

‘My English lessons have made all the difference’

A Red Cross project in Wales is providing language support to help refugee women settle into their new lives in the UK.

Mick MacDonald is Lady Gaga

Is that Lady Gaga fundraising for us?

You’d need a p-p-poker face not to start giggling at the sight of fundraiser Mick MacDonald – but his freaky get-up raised £1,000.

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.

Andy stands in front of bushes

Andy’s story: reconnecting with his birth family

Andy's father sent him to the UK from Germany when he was a boy, and the two lost touch soon after. We've helped him find his father's widow.

A woman stands outside a wooden building

Call the midwife: Mar Lar Win rushes to the rescue

when a birth went wrong in her village, volunteer midwife Mar Lar Win stepped up to save a mother’s life.

'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.

Three children are crouched on the ground under a blue and yellow umbrella

Friends through disaster

Julie-Ann Benedict, Julius Steven and Valerie Jean have grown up together. They braved Typhoon Haiyan together, now they’re learning to survive together.

A house on stilts

Therese's story

Therese's home was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan. But the Red Cross has helped her family find safety again.

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