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When an earthquake in Pakistan killed 73,000 people, we were at the forefront of the operation to provide immediate relief and help families recover.
In late 2004, the Philippines were hit by a number of typhoons and tropical storms, killing over 1,000 people and affecting more than three million.
Usually Sorhow's family grows enough millet and sorghum to feed themselves, but inadequate rainfall caused their last harvest to fail.
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.
The Red Cross helped people when floods hit southern Africa, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
We raised money to help 1.5 million people by providing food, strengthening livelihoods and improving water and sanitation.
A major food shortage affected almost eight million people in west Africa. We helped with the logistics of delivering food aid.
The Red Cross was on the ground in Zimbabwe from the beginning of the cholera epidemic, delivering water and focusing largely on public education.
11 Jan 2013
The British Red Cross has released £285,000 from its Disaster Fund to help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Bopha – known locally as Pablo.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been helping in Syria since before the unrest began. It has now scaled up its response and is providing support across the region.
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