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Effective response to UK emergencies

In 2017, the British Red Cross responded to emergencies across the UK and we have shared what we learned from this in a new report.

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British Red Cross provides support after Manchester bombing

23 May 2017

British Red Cross volunteers and staff are providing practical and emotional support to people affected by last night’s attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

A group of men and boys, one wearing a Red Cross jacket, stand near the back of a water tanker with a row of filled water containers on the ground

Essential water supplied to Damascus amid severe shortage

17 Jan 2017

After two main water supply lines were cut, millions of people in Damascus, Syria are facing acute water shortages. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are providing water across the city.

Watch: caught between fighting and landmines in Iraq

New landmines are being laid in Iraq putting people at risk when they are forced to flee their homes because of fighting.

Grenfell victims to receive further £5.5 million funding

22 Sep 2017

A further £5.5 million of funds raised from public donations are to be distributed to survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster.

A Red Cross volunteer sorts through donations in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire

Grenfell Tower fire: how we used your donations

The British Red Cross has been helping people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire since the early hours on the day it started. This includes practical and emotional support, and raising money to support the Grenfell Tower residents and their neighbours.

UK Solidarity Fund logo

The UK Solidarity Fund - how it works

The British Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund committee makes sure we make effective use of donations to the UK Solidarity Fund for people affected by terror attacks anywhere in the UK.

Woman in Bangladesh holding a jug of water with boys behind her

How the Red Cross supports people across Bangladesh

The British Red Cross has worked in partnership with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for over a decade. Projects reach around 250,000 people living across the country in coastal, rural and urban areas.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent is providing water, food and other aid to people who have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Red Cross launches appeal for people fleeing Myanmar violence

15 Sep 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal to help people affected by violence in Myanmar.

An adult hand holding a baby's hand, with screenshot of the Baby and Child First Aid app

Baby and child first aid app

Be prepared to help babies and children with the free Red Cross first aid app for Apple and Android.

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