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News February 2010

Somali women's first aid group, Bristol

Somali women learn first aid skills

12 Feb 2010

A pioneering first aid project for Somali women in Bristol is helping build bridges between the local community and the British Red Cross.

Man in Red Cross t-shirt holding a girl

Haiti one month on: relief continues as the rains begin

12 Feb 2010

One month on from the devastating quake in Haiti, the British Red Cross races to bring relief to those in need as the rainy season begins.

Red Cross Land Rover in deep snow

Volunteers respond to severe snow in Scotland

26 Feb 2010

Emergency response volunteers in Scotland worked round the clock to help hundreds of residents caught up in severe snowfall and mass power cuts.

Madeira muddy street after floods

Red Cross assists Britons affected by Madeira floods

22 Feb 2010

A British Red Cross psychosocial support team is in Madeira providing practical help and emotional support to Britons affected by the flooding.

A boy in Haiti speaking on a phone

Red Cross reunites families in Haiti

26 Feb 2010

Three young boys were reunited with their families a month after an earthquake hit Haiti, thanks to the Red Cross.

The three dog's burial crosses

Volunteers help family caught in house fire

25 Feb 2010

Volunteers rushed to help after a devastating house fire left a family and their young children mourning their beloved Labrador dogs.

Students at Justice and fairness event

Students negotiate the rules of war

25 Feb 2010

On 23 February, 92 secondary students from across the UK left school behind for the day to take a trip to the war-torn fictional world of Paxium.

Glitter ball

Lindsay Lohan to host fundraiser for Haiti appeal

11 Feb 2010

Lindsay Lohan is hosting a fundraising event to raise money for the British Red Cross Haiti Earthquake Appeal on 16 February in London.

Goats roam among market stalls

Micro-loans combat poverty in Djibouti

19 Feb 2010

The British Red Cross has launched its first micro-loan programme anywhere in the world in Balbala, a slum in Djibouti.

Lauren Shields charity shop worker

Lincoln shop launches ‘recycled’ clothing range

09 Feb 2010

A Red Cross shop in Lincolnshire has launched a new range of eye-catching recycled clothes and accessories to raise funds for the Red Cross.

Girl sits on rubble in front of collapsed house

Quick response made to Chile earthquake

27 Feb 2010

The British Red Cross has released £50,000 from its Disaster Fund to help those affected by the massive earthquake in Chile this morning.

Woman and dog in front of quake-damaged house

Red Cross launches Chile Earthquake Appeal

28 Feb 2010

The British Red Cross has today launched an emergency appeal to support people affected by the massive earthquake in Chile on 27 February 2010.

Isle of Wight school children outside Red Cross Shop

School kids raise cash for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal

12 Feb 2010

A group of school children from Nodehill Middle School on the Isle of Wight are helping Haiti earthquake survivors by donating to a charity shop.

Red Cross shop in Newtown, Powys, gets The Apprentice treatment

Red Cross shop in Powys gets The Apprentice treatment from Tesco staff

12 Feb 2010

The British Red Cross charity shop in Newtown, Powys has been given a shiny new makeover by two teams of Tesco staff in an Apprentice-style challenge.

Paul Jeffery - Haiti fundraiser and first aid hero

Haiti fundraiser becomes a first aid hero

03 Feb 2010

Multi-tasking volunteer Paul Jeffery went from shaking a bucket to treating an injured casualty recently while out collecting for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal.