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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.

Flood waters surround the city of Mutarara in Mozambique

Southern Africa floods 2008

The Red Cross helped people when floods hit southern Africa, including Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Destroyed house after Typhoon Bopha

Red Cross gives £285,000 to help Philippines after Typhoon Bopha

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.

Humanitarian charity asks for annual preparedness week

29 Jan 2013

The British Red Cross will today launch a campaign which aims to help Northern Ireland communities cope better in times of crisis.

Cut off by the floods Red Cross reveals impact of rural flooding

14 Dec 2012

Research published today by the British Red Cross outlines the specific difficulties experienced by rural populations in Northern Ireland when faced with extreme flooding.

Flood - wellies wading through the floodwater

Pregnant woman and 92 year old rescued from floods

27 Nov 2012

A pregnant woman and 92-year-old man are among the people helped by Red Cross volunteers in a flood-hit town in north Wales.

Two swift water rescue volunteers discuss a situation

Emergency teams called out to help after flood crisis

19 Nov 2012

Emergency response volunteers were called out to help more than 20 flood victims forced to leave their homes in Scotland today (Monday 19 November).

Emergency response volunteer talks to a family

Emergency teams out in force as floods hit across the UK

23 Nov 2012

As severe weather and flooding cause chaos across the country, emergency response volunteers have been busy throughout the week offering support.

Mother holding her child in the middle of a crop of cassava

Ugandan communities plant trees to avert disaster

19 Nov 2012

A new Red Cross programme is helping reduce the impact of disasters in Uganda where environmental degradation is causing more frequent landslides.

Red Cross teams called to help in flood crisis

19 Nov 2012

Red Cross emergency response teams were called in to help more than 20 flood victims evacuated from houses and two care homes in a Perthshire town today (Monday).

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