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Whether in the UK or overseas, we respond to hundreds of disasters every year. From floods and fires to terrorist attacks, we're among the first to arrive, and we stay long after the crisis is over.
Find out how you can help us support disaster survivors.
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When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies.
About UK emergency response >
Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are usually the first to respond to disasters around the world. Find out why.
How we work overseas >
We are working in several countries to help communities recover from devastating disasters.
More on our recovery work >
Day or night, in an emergency you’ll be there to help when someone needs it most.
Read about the disasters we've raised money for in the past, and find out how we've made a difference to millions of people, thanks to the public's support.
This fund provides financial assistance to Britons who have been seriously injured or bereaved by terrorism abroad. Find out who's eligible and what the fund provides.
A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Learn what to do in a flood, fire, terrorist incident or other unexpected emergency.
Our emergency response teams were in action yesterday after lightning strikes knocked out power supplies in Scotland.
When 20,000 dental patients were recalled for tests this week, our support line volunteers helped field hundreds of calls.
Our emergency team was called upon after munitions were discovered at a house.
Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters. Your donation will be used in the UK or overseas.
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British Red Cross, UK Office, 44 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AL Phone: 0844 871 11 11. Fax: 020 7562 2000.
The British Red Cross Society, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)
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