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A man carries a large bag of food on his shoulders while walking in front of a crowd who are also collecting emergency supplies

Red Cross bolsters support to Yemen

25 May 2016

The Red Cross is now delivering essential water, food, health kits and shelter to help people caught up in the devastating conflict in Yemen.

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers give first aid to a man lying on a stretcher in an ambulance

World Humanitarian Summit: Staff and volunteers must be protected

20 May 2016

In advance of the World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May, the British Red Cross calls for staff and volunteers working in their own communities to be protected.

Distributing aid to people in Syria

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Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteers in Manta and Portoviejo, Manabi province.

Ecuador earthquake – mapping the disaster

13 May 2016

The British Red Cross mapping team is helping the aid effort in Ecuador after the country was hit by an earthquake.

Bangladeshi woman in sari with water jar

John Lewis Partnership and Aviva join Disaster Relief Alliance

19 May 2016

The John Lewis Partnership, which operates John Lewis and Waitrose shops, and Aviva, the global insurance company, have become the latest members to join the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance.

A grandmother shows a group of seated women a drawing of the female reproductive system

One of the world’s most dangerous places to be a mum

Women in Afghanistan are the among most likely in the world to die in childbirth and their babies are the most likely to die in their first year. Red Cross programmes work with grandmothers, communities and volunteers to change attitudes that can lead to safer childbirth.

Volunteering in Norway

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Woman with hand raised to mouth

Health care in Afghanistan

After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, a Red Cross community health programme is making a real difference for thousands of people.

Two smiling girls

Health care in Pakistan

Clinics are offering life-saving advice and treatment in northern Pakistan, where many people struggle to access to even the most basic health services.

Cho Cho Win holds her baby son

Health workers and midwives: “we believe them, we trust them”

Cho Cho Win was helped by a community health worker who sent her to hospital for a check-up during her second pregnancy. The baby was then born in hospital.

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