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Refugee facts and figures

Get the truth about refugees and asylum seekers - an issue that is often misreported - with our asylum facts and figures.

Italian Red Cross nurse Daniela and her team rescue a group of people stranded in a sinking boat in the Mediterranean.

Red Cross search and rescue boat saves hundreds of people in first 24 hours of launch

11 Aug 2016

The Red Cross’s new search and rescue boat has saved more than 300 people from the Mediterranean in just 24-hours since its launch

Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers pack and move food parcels in a warehouse

Syria: crucial aid reaches people suffering in Aleppo

11 Aug 2016

Hundreds of thousands are severely affected by fighting in Aleppo. The Red Cross is helping to provide essential food and other humanitarian aid to vulnerable families.

A girl washes her hands in water coming from a well pump in Afghanistan

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.

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Join the Disaster Relief Alliance

Become a highly involved partner of our close team. You will invest in our disaster preparedness and relief work, participate in inspiring events and help us innovate how we deliver aid.

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Renewed violence in South Sudan's capital

13 Jul 2016

After fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital Juba over the weekend, Red Cross staff are beginning to assess the situation there. Armed confrontations have escalated in Juba from Thursday 7 July.

A Syrian woman volunteer holds a child of about three years old in her arms and smiles at him

Red Cross treats the psychological toll of conflict in Syria

26 Jul 2016

Last year, the Red Cross and our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crescent gave essential psychological and emotional support to over 9,300 people of all ages.

Red Cross workers distributed relief supplies to a women in an urban area of Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Red Cross supports people who fled their homes

14 Jul 2016

Fighting in the Ukraine crisis has become more violent. The Red Cross is helping thousands of families with cash grants to buy food and vouchers for other essential supplies.

Muhammad and Amal outside their home

Red Cross calls on MPs to help separated refugee families

12 Jul 2016

Today the British Red Cross, along with partner organisations, is hosting a parliamentary event focussing on how changes to those rules can help alleviate suffering. Family reunification: making it work for the most vulnerable will be hosted by Conservative MP David Burrowes. The event is calling for the Government to do more to reunite families safely and legally.

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Destitution rising among refugees and asylum seekers

11 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross helped almost 5,600 destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the first half of 2016. This figure is up 16 per cent from the same period in 2015.

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