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News November 2010

Three volunteers and Land Rover in snow

Volunteers get going as snow brings UK to standstill

02 Dec 2010

As parts of the UK grind to a snow-induced standstill, volunteers are braving the elements to ensure the most vulnerable are safe and well.

Red Cross vehicle and two volunteers in Highland snow

Volunteers respond to snow storms across UK

30 Nov 2010

As snow blizzards sweep across the UK, emergency response teams are braving the hazardous conditions to help those caught up in the bad weather.

Volunteers and a fireman help a man after a fire

Volunteers help residents following Devon fire

29 Nov 2010

Volunteers arrived in force to help 200 Devon residents forced to flee their homes after a house fire broke out near gas cylinders.

Young children eating in a South Africa Red Cross school

Annie Lennox lends her voice to World AIDS Day

29 Nov 2010

Annie Lennox has joined forces with the British Red Cross for World AIDS Day to highlight the lives of people affected by HIV in South Africa.

Beautiful jackets from Red Cross charity shop

Start shopping now for 100k-a-day

26 Nov 2010

From 28 November - 12 December, our charity shops are trying to raise £100,000 every day with a jam-packed programme of events.

Haiti young boy and girl in cholera observation centre

Information is critical to halting spread of cholera in Haiti

17 Nov 2010

The Red Cross has reached more than two million people in Haiti with messages about cholera and how to limit the chance of becoming sick.

Emergency response volunteer in a flooded kitchen

Red Cross still important for Cumbria residents one year on

17 Nov 2010

A year after severe floods forced hundreds of people in Cumbria to flee their homes, the British Red Cross is still supporting the community’s recovery.

Indonesia girl with Red Cross box of aid

Red Cross helps Indonesians after double disaster

11 Nov 2010

We are helping thousands of Indonesians after the double disaster of a tsunami in Sumatra and volcanic eruptions in Java, which are ongoing.

Women collecting water in Haiti

Haiti: fears of cholera in the capital rise as scores fall ill

10 Nov 2010

The British Red Cross is providing care for people in Port-au-Prince suffering cholera-like symptoms.

Vietnam woman sitting in rubble after the floods

Red Cross responds to typhoon and floods in Asia and Africa

08 Nov 2010

We've given £240,000 from our Disaster Fund to help people affected by a typhoon in the Philippines and floods in Vietnam and Burkina Faso.

Destroyed home after floods

Burkina Faso: floods threaten health and livelihoods

08 Nov 2010

More than 133,000 people need help following extensive flooding throughout Burkina Faso, which was caused by months of torrential rains.

Emergency response volunteer guides truck over bridge

Emergency volunteers help during floods and gales

15 Nov 2010

During a week of awful weather, emergency response volunteers have been on hand to help people caught up in floods and gales across the country.

Young people seize power at Takeover Day 2010

Out with the old…it’s Takeover Day

12 Nov 2010

Leading figures at the Red Cross were subject to a coup as 13 young people stormed a board meeting and seized the reins of power.

Man receiving aid in Haiti

High alert as Haiti braces itself for Hurricane Tomas

03 Nov 2010

The British Red Cross is preparing in Port-au-Prince for the gravest hurricane threat to Haiti since 2008.