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Red cross volunteers distribute humanitarian aid to young men in Fiji

Fiji: 38,500 to get emergency aid after Cyclone Winston

31 Mar 2016

The Red Cross is helping people to recover from the largest cyclone ever recorded in Fiji, which left 44 people dead and thousands homeless.

A girl washes her hands in water coming from a well pump in Afghanistan

Health care in Afghanistan

After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, a Red Cross community health programme is making a real difference for thousands of people.

Women using community water pump

Water and sanitation in Zimbabwe

The Red Cross is improving access to water and tackling poor sanitation in Zimbabwe by uniting communities and promoting change.

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.

Janet Ngeno

Watch: living without clean water in Kenya

Families in rural Kenya tell us what life is like without clean water.

A Land Rover and an ambulance parked outside auction house Bonhams

Land Rover “Defender 2,000,000” auction raises vital funds for Red Cross Nepal project

17 Dec 2015

A one-of-a-kind Land Rover Defender sold for £400,000 at a charity auction at Bonhams last night. Half the funds raised will go towards a Red Cross community project in Nepal.

Pupils at Chebelion Primary School in Kenya's Bomet County

Clean Start appeal raises £6.5 million

12 Aug 2015

Millions of pounds raised by the public will bring safe water and better sanitation to 380,000 people in Kenya and Bangladesh.

Red Cross worker holds a Haitian child

Recovery in Haiti

The British Red Cross has completed its work in Haiti, where we helped thousands of people recover from the devastating earthquake which struck on 12 January 2010.

Haiti volunteers clearing waste from drainage canals

Water and sanitation in Haiti

The British Red Cross worked to promote hygiene and improve sanitation in several areas of Haiti.

A boy sits next to some textbooks

Watch: "We are the people broken by the river"

In Bangladesh, clean water and latrines can transform lives. Find out why.

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