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British Red Cross provides support after Manchester bombing

23 May 2017

British Red Cross volunteers and staff are providing practical and emotional support to people affected by last night’s attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

Rami from Syria plays the violin in a refugee camp in Europe surrounded by young men listening to the music

Ode to Joy: Syrian refugee's new single to support the Red Cross

05 May 2017

Music student Rami fled Syria with just his violin. Now his first album will help support us to reach others like him.

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“Alexa, open first aid”: Red Cross launches first aid education skill for Amazon Alexa

12 Apr 2017

The British Red Cross has launched a new first aid education app to allow people to access spoken first aid advice in their home.

Marie needed our help to reunite with her family.

The ‘Dubs Amendment’ and the ‘Dublin Regulation’ explained

Two distinct laws offer a route to safety for child refugees in Europe. One of them is under threat.

Justin Welby in Derby

Archbishop visits Derby drop-in centre for Refugee Week

23 Jun 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited a British Red Cross drop-in centre for refugees on Wednesday.

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Amanda Holden backs urgent call for life-saving skills in the classroom

10 Mar 2013

TV star and mum of two Amanda Holden is backing a Red Cross campaign to put first aid and humanitarian education on the school curriculum.

School pupils and campaigners

Government blocks first aid Bill that could save thousands of lives

20 Nov 2015

The government has failed to back a Private Members’ Bill to ensure young people have the opportunity to learn first aid in secondary schools, despite mass public support.

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Red Cross launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

09 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as millions of people across East Africa face critical food shortages.

Students at Queens Park School learning first aid

Red Cross thrilled by first aid opportunity of PSHE announcement

02 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross is thrilled by government plans that could see all children in England learning first aid at school.

Emergency response volunteers unloading equipment from vehicle

Westminster attack: how we help after an emergency

23 Mar 2017

A team of Red Cross volunteers was ready to help people affected by yesterday’s attack. But what do we do in the aftermath of an emergency?

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