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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.

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? >

Balkan Floods Appeal

Red Cross workers help in rescue efforts

Flooding in the Balkans has left thousands of people homeless and communities submerged.

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South Sudan Crisis Appeal

A woman cradling a baby

Nearly one million people have been made homeless by the conflict in South Sudan

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

14 Apr 2014
Plan to boost health, jobs, homes and schools after Typhoon Haiyan

A British Red Cross plan to rebuild homes, boost people’s health and incomes and repair schools in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has been announced.

01 Apr 2014
Climate change threatens "dire humanitarian consequences"

A global Red Cross leader has warned of "dire humanitarian consequences" if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut drastically and soon.