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News July 2010

Humanitarian citizens awards superhero mask

Do you know a local hero? Get in touch now

07 Jul 2010

If you know any young heroes, make sure to nominate them for our Humanitarian Citizen Awards before 23 July.

FESS volunteers Malcolm Gladwell and John Drudge

Fire volunteers on hand for Woking flat fire

05 Jul 2010

Volunteers were quick to respond when the roof of a block of flats caught fire, leaving terrified residents out on the street.

Man cleaning camp latrines

Haiti six months on: Red Cross calls for urgent sanitation solution

08 Jul 2010

The Red Cross has published a report highlighting the critical sanitation situation in Haiti six months after the earthquake.

Missing Lives - young woman looking out of window

Missing Lives exhibition explores Balkans loss

02 Jul 2010

The Red Cross is launching a new book and photo exhibition highlighting the challenges Balkans face after the conflict.

Young boy gives thumbs up in front of FESS vehicle

Young fundraiser Nathan steps out to thank fire volunteers

19 Jul 2010

Young hero Nathan Holland is planning a gruelling 50-mile fundraising walk in aid of the Red Cross volunteers who supported his family after a fire.

A man calls for first aid help in countryside

First aider comes to rescue of flying cyclist

23 Jul 2010

When a cyclist crashed on a remote country lane, a Red Cross first aider came to the rescue.

Volunteers discuss an incident with a fireman

Volunteers respond to four emergencies in a day

13 Jul 2010

During a very busy day, Red Cross emergency response volunteers were repeatedly called out to support people at four separate incidents across the UK.

A volunteer of the HRCS hands out a vaccination cart to a woman

Haiti survivors say jobs are priority for recovery

23 Jul 2010

As the British Red Cross recovery programme in Haiti is developed, survivors say that what they want is a way of making a living.

Woman treats a choking baby

First aid mum saves her choking baby son

30 Jul 2010

A young mother was terrified when she found her infant son choking – but luckily she had the first aid skills to save his life.