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British Red Cross launches urgent appeal for Europe refugee crisis

03 Sep 2015

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as the refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate.

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How we support refugees

Fleeing your home and arriving in a new country can be traumatic. We offer support for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

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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.

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Support for young refugees

We work with young asylum seekers and refugees aged 15 up to 25 years to support them as they move into adulthood.

Founding of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

The International Federation helps co-ordinate the international work of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. Find out how it all started.

The history of our Overseas Branches

For over 100 years, we've had local Branches in British Overseas Territories. Many have become their own Red Cross National Societies as their countries gained independence.

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The second Boer war

On 11 October 1899, the bloody second Boer war began. Find out how the Red Cross helped the wounded by providing hospital trains, ships and relief supplies.

A father searches for his lost child using the Red Cross international tracing and message services in Rwanda.

History of our refugee services

For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping protect and support people who have been forced to leave their country fearing persecution.

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Volunteer dies saving families from lethal floods

18 Aug 2015

As floods sweep through southern Asia, a Red Cross volunteer in Myanmar has died saving others from the disaster.

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Livelihoods recovery in Haiti

The Red Cross helped people rebuild their businesses and recover their livelihoods after the Haiti earthquake.

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