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A woman and child are helped from the Responder boat after being rescued at sea by the Red Cross and MOAS

British Red Cross launches urgent appeal to continue funding lifesaving operations in Mediterranean

19 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has today asked the public to help save thousands of lives by donating to their search and rescue operations

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II looks at a portrait of her painted by artist Henry Ward.

The Queen unveils new portrait to mark six decades' patronage of the British Red Cross

14 Oct 2016

A new portrait of The Queen has been unveiled by Her Majesty to celebrate six decades’ patronage of the British Red Cross.

Red Cross emergency teams run the first assesment in the camps after the storm Isaac has passed over Haiti.

British Red Cross launches Hurricane Matthew appeal

07 Oct 2016

British Red Cross has launched a Hurricane Matthew emergency appeal in response to the devastation wrecked by the category-four storm

A child holds a toddler in a muddy refugee camp

Red tape leaves refugee children stranded in Calais Jungle

07 Oct 2016

Red tape leaves refugee children stranded in Calais ‘Jungle’ according to a British Red Cross report released today

Tony Taylor posing with his camera alongside two Red Cross first aiders.

Wirral man walks to Prenton Park to raise money for British Red Cross after volunteers save his life

07 Oct 2016

A Wirral photographer whose life was saved by British Red Cross volunteers to raise money for British Red Cross

A patient arrives at the Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Award recognition for former Head of Red Cross Ebola Operations in Sierra Leone

21 Sep 2016

Award recognition for Stephen McAndrew, former Head of Red Cross Ebola Operations in Sierra Leone

Rescue boat

Dangerous journeys Humanity at a Crossroads

16 Sep 2016

A new report by the British Red Cross, reveals the extent of the horrific violence and exploitation people are enduring as they search for safety or a better life

Teresa Pearce MP, Will Quince MP and Anne McColl from the British Red Cross supporting the Don't stop at 999 campaign.

Up to 59 percent of deaths could be prevented if public knew first aid says British Red Cross

06 Sep 2016

Up to 59% of ‘pre-hospital’ deaths from injury could potentially be prevented if more people stepped in with some simple first aid

Text reads Refusing to ignore people in crisis

British Red Cross appoints Martin Halliwell as new Chief Finance Officer

30 Aug 2016

The British Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Halliwell to the role of Chief Finance Officer

Ibrahim is reunited with his wife and three children at Manchester airport

Most Brits think their child could not face life alone aged 18 – the age refugee children are barred from reuniting with their family in the UK

24 Aug 2016

Just 11 per cent of British adults believe their child would be ready to face life alone at 18



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