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Mr Lartey during his visit to Britain, 1950

Building early race relations

In the days before cheap international travel, our Branches in Overseas Territories helped people in the United Kingdom meet people from different cultures.

Patchwork quilt made by Red Cross volunteers

Changi quilt photo gallery

See some of the quilt squares sewn by civilians interned at Changi Prison in Singapore during the Second World War.

Red Cross nurses train to help injured people

First World War photos

From driving motorised ambulances to tracing missing and wounded soldiers, this photo gallery shows some of the ways our volunteers helped in the First World War.

Founding of the International Federation

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

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.

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.

A group of people stand in hard hats and Red Cross tabards

How we're helping in Nepal

The British Red Cross is supporting the three-year programme, which is funded by a £4 million grant from the UK government’s Department for International Development(DFID).

A building with a sloping roof

Nepal's first earthquake-defying blood bank opened five days before earthquake

28 Apr 2015

Now it's ready to save lives in disaster-hit Kathmandu.

Red Cross volunteers in gas masks carry a stretcher

Second World War photos

See photos showing how Red Cross volunteers helped soldiers and civilians in the Second World War.

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