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The British Red Cross speaks out and campaigns on behalf of people in crisis.

Advocacy helps us raise awareness of the conditions facing people who are affected by conflict and disaster. We work with politicians, policy-makers and the public to improve the humanitarian situation of vulnerable people, families and communities in the UK and around the world.

We advocate based on direct experience, and empower vulnerable people to speak out themselves about matters that affect them.

For more information about our advocacy work, email

Health and social care

Snakebite victim Laura Brasher and a Red Cross volunteer

We want to see more people being able to access preventative services, and fewer people reaching crisis point.

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Christiane and her little boy at Portsmouth refugee centre

We want to see a fair, effective, and efficient asylum system that treats people with respect and dignity.

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We want first aid education to be integrated into everyday life, from schools and driving tests to public health strategies.

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International resilience

Kenley Phillipe, 3, with supplies distributed by the American Red Cross

We want all individuals and communities to be resilient so they can prepare for, withstand and recover from disasters.

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Show your support for key issues and policy on our interactive map, and you'll help us reach MPs around the country.

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Advocacy across the UK

Two people standing on a bus

We call on decision-makers in the devolved nations to take action so all parts of the UK are better prepared for crisis.

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Advocacy news

Severe winter weather in Greece is bringing fresh misery to the 62,000 refugees who have been living outside in unsuitable camps.

As A&E departments face overcrowding, the Red Cross calls on the government to allocate funds for care.

People holding hands

13 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has reiterated its call for the release of health and social care funds being held by the UK government.

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