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News April 2010

Airport terminal

Red Cross helps stranded travellers in Calais

21 Apr 2010

A British Red Cross psychosocial support team is helping Britons trying to get home from Calais after being stranded due to the volcanic ash cloud.

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First aider helps elderly man in traffic accident

16 Apr 2010

A recently trained British Red Cross first aider helped an elderly man knocked down in a traffic accident in Worcester.

A child in west Sumatra, Indonesia, following the 2009 earthquake

Six months on from West Sumatra earthquake

01 Apr 2010

The Red Cross is supporting a transitional shelter programme to help thousands of families get back on their feet after the earthquake.

Dozens of children in Myanmar stand in a school yard

Myanmar recovering two years after Cyclone Nargis

30 Apr 2010

A Red Cross operation to reconstruct Myanmar has helped thousands of people and many communities recover from a devastating cyclone.

Niger woman holding small child

Red Cross acts to tackle Niger food crisis

30 Apr 2010

The Red Cross is tackling food shortages in Niger that could cause more than seven million people to have insufficient food by the summer.

FESS hovercraft

Red Cross emergency teams hunt for missing man

24 Apr 2010

British Red Cross emergency response teams were today called in to search a Scottish river in the hunt for a missing man.

Refugee guitar players

Refugees hit the right note

01 Apr 2010

Refugees and asylum seekers struggling to adapt to life in the UK receive guitar lessons at Red Cross orientation centres.

Herder sits with a dead animal

Severe winter devastates Mongolian herder families

16 Apr 2010

A particularly severe winter in Mongolia is having a devastating impact on more than 12,000 people from herding families.

A super hero mask and the words

The search is on for young superheroes

12 Apr 2010

Our annual search for Britain’s real life young superheroes has begun and we’re relying on you to help us find them.

Row of tarpaulin homes

Three months on: sanitation in Haiti is paramount

12 Apr 2010

Three months on from the earthquake, basic sanitation is still an urgent need, with the situation set to deteriorate in the coming rainy season.


Urgent call for volunteers in Barnstaple

16 Apr 2010

A Red Cross medical equipment service in Barnstaple could close unless more volunteers come forward to help.

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Volunteers help hundreds after Southampton fire

07 Apr 2010

Red Cross volunteers are helping care for families forced to leave their homes after a major fire broke out in a high-rise block of flats in Southampton.