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What we do

First aid

Head injury

Could you help in a crisis? Get first aid tips online or on your phone - or book a course.

Find out about first aid >

Health and social care

Woman in a wheelchair with volunteer clearing the snow

We tackle major health issues and offer social care and support to vulnerable people, in the UK and overseas.

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Preparing for disasters

A sign warns drivers of a flooded street

Learn how to prepare your family for disasters, and see how we prepare communities overseas.

See how we prepare >

Emergency response

Emergency response volunteer put a woman on a stretcher

We respond to hundreds of disasters in the UK and overseas. And we stay long after the crisis is over.

How we help in emergencies >

Finding missing family

Couple embracing after being reunited

When families are separated by war or disaster, we work through a global network to put them back in touch.

Read about our tracing work >

Refugee support

Refugee services volunteer

We help refugees and asylum seekers access essential services and adapt to life in a new country.

How we help refugees >

The Red Cross plays an important role in times of war. Find out more about the Geneva Conventions and the protective power of our emblem.

Lesson plans, assemblies, quick activities and briefings for teachers. Suitable across the curriculum, particularly in citizenship and PSHE.

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People we’ve helped

Mother-of-two Larisa Pisareva was shocked to learn she had TB. The news meant months of treatment – and a long separation from her daughters.

Arsene Avchyam overcame TB after months of treatment. Now he makes sure his friends and customers learn more about this potentially deadly illness.