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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.

Kathmandu following the Aprill 2015 earthquake

Donate to the Nepal Earthquake Appeal

25 Apr 2015

As thousands struggle in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, the British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal.

Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer hands out relief items

International emergency response

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

People surrounded by rubble

Terrified earthquake victims sleep outside

27 Apr 2015

Days after the disaster struck, people are bedding down in the open

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