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Ecuadorian Red Cross volunteers in Manta and Portoviejo, Manabi province.

Ecuador earthquake – mapping the disaster

13 May 2016

The British Red Cross mapping team is helping the aid effort in Ecuador after the country was hit by an earthquake.

Bangladeshi woman in sari with water jar

John Lewis Partnership and Aviva join Disaster Relief Alliance

19 May 2016

The John Lewis Partnership, which operates John Lewis and Waitrose shops, and Aviva, the global insurance company, have become the latest members to join the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance.

A grandmother shows a group of seated women a drawing of the female reproductive system

One of the world’s most dangerous places to be a mum

Women in Afghanistan are the among most likely in the world to die in childbirth and their babies are the most likely to die in their first year. Red Cross programmes work with grandmothers, communities and volunteers to change attitudes that can lead to safer childbirth.

Cho Cho Win holds her baby son

Health workers and midwives: “we believe them, we trust them”

Cho Cho Win was helped by a community health worker who sent her to hospital for a check-up during her second pregnancy. The baby was then born in hospital.

Moyamba Red Cross branch Mothers´club volunteers in a back yard garden

How we're helping in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world and was devastated by a civil war. Read how the Red Cross is improving community-based health care.

Group of children in doorway

Liberia crisis 2003

The 14-year long civil war in Liberia came to an end when a peace agreement was signed between government forces and opposition groups on 18 August 2003.

Watch: caught between fighting and landmines in Iraq

New landmines are being laid in Iraq putting people at risk when they are forced to flee their homes because of fighting.

Portrait of Sabikun 'Hashi' Nahar

Hashi and Koli's story: Red Crescent sisters

Read about what motivates sisters Hashi and Koli to prepare for disasters and volunteer with us to help spread the word to others.

Woman in Bangladesh holding a jug of water with boys behind her

How the Red Cross supports people across Bangladesh

The British Red Cross has worked in partnership with the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society for over a decade. Projects reach around 250,000 people living across the country in coastal, rural and urban areas.

Portrait of Nazma Akhter

Nazma's story: overcoming prejudice

Nazma’s experiences as a volunteer helping women prepare for disasters have earned her respect as well as heartache in her community.

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