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A map of Yemen

Yemen crisis: approaching two years

Yemen is a country in crisis. Due to civil conflict that worsened in March 2015, nearly 70 per cent of the population need humanitarian aid. Providing food, safe clean water and medical help are priorities.

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.

Volunteering in Norway

Placements abroad

Find out about international projects that are open to volunteers aged between 18 and 30 who live in the UK.

Flags showing the red cross and red crescent

British Red Cross shocked by deaths of civilians and six Red Cross aid workers in Nigeria

18 Jan 2017

The British Red Cross is saddened by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike.

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.

An ambulance drives through the mist at night

Syria: Aleppo evacuation completed

23 Dec 2016

The Red Cross and Red Crescent have completed the evacuation of some 35,000 people from eastern Aleppo.

A man in a Syrian Arab Red Crescent jacket writes on a clipboard while women in headscarves look on

Syria Crisis: Essential aid reaches Aleppo as fighting intensifies

29 Nov 2016

As fierce fighting continues in Aleppo, the British Red Cross and our partners are supporting 1,000 families forced to flee their homes with essential food, shelter, water and medical care.

A mother, who has just arrived at an informal camp near Maiduguri after fleeing her home, feeds her child.

Emergency appeal launched for Lake Chad crisis

31 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by a dire humanitarian crisis in Africa's Lake Chad region.

Girl walks through Haiti camp

Mark's story: hope amid disaster - video

Arriving in Haiti two months after the earthquake, Mark South was prepared for the worst. But amid the devastation, he found Haitians trying to rebuild their lives.

Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer hands out relief items

Help after emergencies around the world

There are few humanitarian organisations that respond as quickly to disasters as the Red Cross. We are usually the first organisation at the scene.

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