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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.
When big disasters strike, we need donations from the public to fund our work. Find out how you can help us support survivors.
See our current appeals
We respond to hundreds of emergencies in the UK every year. Read about how we help.
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
Our trained volunteers have a special role to play in supporting the emergency services.
Volunteer with emergency response
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.
Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters. Your donation will be used in the UK or overseas.
As entire communities in the UK flee their homes in the face of severe weather, our volunteers are providing support.
Our volunteers in Belfast have been called out for the second time in a week after a security alert.
Clean drinking water is reaching thousands of people affected by the Philippines typhoon, thanks to the Red Cross.
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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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