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Support in UK emergencies

When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies.

How we can help

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We support the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services, local authorities and health authorities to help those most affected by UK crises.

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How to prepare for emergencies

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Learn what to do in a flood, fire, terrorist incident, heatwave or other unexpected emergency.

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Emergency response volunteering

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Day or night, in an emergency you’ll be there to help when someone needs it most.

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Latest UK emergency response news

"We didn't know how many people injured, how many had died."

Specially trained volunteers are in Tunisia helping British nationals after an attack that killed dozens of people.

We have pledged £94,000 to help survivors of the dangerous crossing to Italy.

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

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Disaster Fund

Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters. Your donation will be used in the UK or overseas.

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