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News June 2010

Two girls walk through floodwater in Guatemala

British Red Cross pledges help for Guatemala

04 Jun 2010

The British Red Cross has pledged nearly £35,000 to support the relief effort in Guatemala after Tropical Storm Agatha left almost 76,400 in shelters.

A pupil walks up the steps of a school

New schools built in Myanmar

11 Jun 2010

In Myanmar, as the new school term begins, so does a better education for thousands of children whose schools were destroyed by Cyclone Nargis.

FESS hero Bill Morgan and Rachael Bodycot

Bill's story: fire hero inspired to volunteer

After rescuing his disabled neighbour from her burning home, Bill was so impressed by our fire and emergency support service that he signed up.

Two women cry at the Uzbekistan border

Red Cross responding to Kyrgyzstan violence

17 Jun 2010

As ethnic violence continues in southern Kyrgyzstan, the Red Cross is working to get humanitarian aid to those who need it.

Cumbria shootings - volunteers at flower shrine

Volunteers support Cumbria community after tragic shootings

08 Jun 2010

The British Red Cross is providing support to people throughout the area who have been caught up in the tragedy.

Refugee sitting on a bench

New report calls for end to asylum seekers’ destitution

16 Jun 2010

The Red Cross has launched a report highlighting the hardships facing destitute asylum seekers – and the need for a more humane asylum system.

Ethnic Uzbek refugees carry a disabled boy

Aid reaches families in Central Asia

18 Jun 2010

As the scope of this week’s ethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan comes to light, the British Red Cross has increased the amount of aid it is sending.

South African kids with a football

The World Cup brings more than football to South Africa

18 Jun 2010

With World Cup frenzy, South Africa is under a global spotlight. But there's a lot more at stake than football fans might think.

Refugee silhouette

Refugee Week: putting the spotlight on destitution

11 Jun 2010

To mark Refugee Week, we’re highlighting the plight of destitute asylum seekers – and putting the spotlight on the contribution they could make.