When a conflict strikes the Red Cross is quick to respond, providing first aid and emergency supplies, as well as health and psychological support to those in need.
Once the emergency phase is over, we continue to fill health and social care gaps in the affected region. This ranges from helping people overcome their psychological traumas to running immunisation programmes to stop outbreaks of disease.
In Afghanistan, the British Red Cross is helping address issues such as malaria, malnutrition and drug use. We're also involved in programmes to help children overcome the effects of war in Sierra Leone and Liberia.