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South Sudan Red Cross out in town

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.

A woman's head and shoulders

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.

A young woman

I was 8 months pregnant when the typhoon came

After surviving the a disaster, Sharon learned first aid - and was soon putting her skills to good use.

Hayat walks again

Hayat’s name means life, yet she nearly lost hers when her family’s home in Yemen was bombed. Her foot was so badly damaged that it had to be amputated. Find out how we're helping Hayat take her first steps.

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.

Children washing their hands

Tackling poverty, disease and disaster in East Timor

We're building brighter futures in one of the world's youngest - and poorest - countries.

Volunteers distribute food parcels from a truck to waiting crowds

Essential food and medical care to Syrians fleeing besieged areas

27 Jun 2016

More than 500 children, many of them malnourished, were among those given essential food and water in Syria this week. The Red Cross, through our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crscent, helped 1,500 people who fled besieged areas of Al-Raqqa, Palmyra and Dier ez-Zor.

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