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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.

Myanmar Appeal

A mother holds a baby and walks with her two other children as the cross from Myanmar to Bangladesh

Following a surge of violence in Myanmar, over 607,000 people have fled to Bangladesh in just two months. The Red Cross is providing food, clean water, shelter and medical care.

Find out how we're helping people who fled for their lives >

London Fire Relief Fund

Two Red Cross volunteers on duty at Grenfell Tower fire in London

The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London left people bereaved, injured and homeless. The London Fire Relief Fund will help people affected by this tragedy.

Find out more about the fund >

UK Solidarity Fund: helping victims of terror

UK Solidarity Fund logo

The UK Solidarity Fund has been set up by the British Red Cross to help people affected by terror attacks in the UK.

Find out more >

East Africa Crisis Appeal

woman holds baby in hospital

Parents are watching their children go hungry across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan. They need our help and they need it now.

climate and conflict are causing widespread hunger >

Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal

Farah and her parents are from Iraq and are among the thousands of refugees who have arrived in Greece this year.

The refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate. Hundreds of thousands of people are in desperate need of help.

How we're helping across the continent >

Lake Chad Crisis Appeal

A mother cradles her child son on a hospital bed in Nigeria.

The Lake Chad crisis may not be making headlines, but millions of people are in need of help across Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

Find out more about the crisis and our appeal >

Syria Crisis Appeal

Two volunteers stand at the back of an ambulance

More than 13 million people are in need of help as the Syria conflict enters its seventh year. Around 6.3 million people have been forced from their homes.

More about the Syria appeal >

Yemen Crisis Appeal

In Yemen, a mother holds the hand of her child, which has an IV in it because the child has cholera

After over two years of conflict, terrible hunger and a cholera epidemic, Yemen is on the brink of famine.

Find out how we're helping >

South Sudan Crisis Appeal

A woman cradling a baby

More than two million people have had to flee their homes due to conflict in South Sudan. Many more are in urgent need of humanitarian help. 

More about the South Sudan appeal >

Iraq Crisis Appeal

A nurse from the International Committee of the Red Cross paints a red smiley face on a bandage wrapped around a wounded child's head

In Iraq, the battles may be out of the news but unexploded bombs are still injuring children. Red Cross medical teams are there to help.

Watch our teams in action >

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 >