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Aid in Syria

What we are doing in Syria

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.

A father searches for his lost child using the Red Cross international tracing and message services in Rwanda.

History of our refugee services

For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping protect and support people who have been forced to leave their country fearing persecution.

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.

People in Leer wait for a Red Cross airdrop

Watch: “We are living in the bush… nothing is okay”

17 Jun 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people in South Sudan face starvation unless urgent action is taken.

Group of children in doorway

Liberia crisis 2003

The 14-year long civil war in Liberia came to an end when a peace agreement was signed between government forces and opposition groups on 18 August 2003.

A woman holds a little boy in front of earthquake rubble

Red Cross welcomes plans to take in 3,000 refugees

21 Apr 2016

Today the UK government announced it is to take in up to 3,000 more refugees from war-torn Syria by 2020. The majority will be vulnerable children.

Sanja Ratkusic at the allotment

Red Cross showcases responsible reporting of refugees' plight

14 Dec 2015

The British Red Cross is sponsoring the refugee reporting award at the One World Media Awards 2016. The award recognises responsible reporting on asylum seekers and refugees.

A woman in a red suit and face mask talks to a man

British Red Cross launches urgent appeal for Europe refugee crisis

03 Sep 2015

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as the refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate.

Second World War volunteers carry an injured person away from a bombed building

Our work in the Blitz

When the Blitz began on 7 September 1940, our volunteers rushed to treat wounded civilians and comfort those who'd lost everything.

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.

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