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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 >

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 >


Latest disaster news

12 Jan 2015
Volunteers respond in wake of Scottish storms

Fierce storms left thousands without power last week, and our emergency response teams have been working round the clock to help.

30 Dec 2014
Tesco becomes founding member of Disaster Relief Alliance

Ten years after it made a significant donation following the Boxing Day Tsunami, the UK’s biggest retailer has become the founding member of a new group.