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Current emergency appeals

When big disasters strike, we need donations from the public to fund our work. Find out how you can help us support survivors.

Ebola Outbreak Appeal

Guinea Red Cross volunteers disinfect a hospital in Tahouay, suburb of Conakry, in Guinea

An outbreak of Ebola has left thousands dead across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Red Cross is working with communities to stop the spread of the highly infectious disease.

Find out more about ebola >

Gaza and Israel Appeal

A man in a medical uniform and another man support an old woman

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is supplying vital help to people affected by violence in Gaza. So far, this has included emergency health care, ambulance services, and vital repairs to water and sewage networks

Read more about the crisis >

Iraq Crisis Appeal

Displaced people on the streets

Conflict in Iraq has forced more than 800,000 people from their homes. Many of those affected urgently need food, clean water, healthcare and shelter.

How are we helping? >

South Sudan Crisis Appeal

A woman cradling a baby

Nearly two million people have had to flee their homes because of conflict in South Sudan, and are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance.

More about the South Sudan appeal >

Syria Crisis Appeal

Red Crescent worker and child in Homs

Tens of thousands of people have been injured or killed in Syria.

More about the Syria appeal >

Recovering from disasters

Red Cross delegate handing over boat registration documents after tsunami

We are working in several countries to help communities recover from devastating disasters.

More on our recovery work >

Past emergency appeals

Red Cross surgeon speaking with mother and child in Tanzania

Find out how we've made a difference to millions of people, thanks to the public's support.

More on our past appeals >

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22 Dec 2014
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As thousands hit the town for Christmas party season, our first aiders are stationed in city centres across the UK and ready to help.

14 Nov 2014
Red Cross emergency teams answer storm calls

Our emergency response teams were in action yesterday after lightning strikes knocked out power supplies in Scotland.