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News October 2010

Girl walks through Haiti camp

Cholera containment effort continues in Haiti

26 Oct 2010

The Red Cross is continuing its response to the Haiti cholera outbreak, and has begun the development of new cholera treatment centres.

A man prepares clean water in a Red Cross water preparation plant in Haiti

Haiti: Red Cross responds as health concerns grow

22 Oct 2010

The Red Cross is delivering medical supplies and water to a Haitian hospital after an outbreak of severe diarrhoea, which is feared to be cholera.

Child watches as women wash their hands

Clean hands save lives in Haiti

15 Oct 2010

We’re running a range of hygiene promotion activities in one of Haiti’s largest camps of displaced people, to mark Global Hand-washing Day.

Capsized British Cormorant crew members in coastguard helicopter

Volunteers step in after rescue at sea

12 Oct 2010

When six tanker crew members were rescued from the sea, volunteers were on hand to help after they safely reached dry land.

Emergency response volunteer Rosie Moran and paramedic

Hero Rosie tackles a hat-trick of accidents

18 Oct 2010

First aid hero Rosie Moran has helped injured casualties at not one, not two, but three serious road accidents so far this year.

Men carry bags of food on their heads in Pakistan

Pakistan: logistics team helping thousands

08 Oct 2010

British Red Cross logistics specialists are helping over 90,000 people a week receive relief items and food in southern Pakistan.

Volunteer helps a person walk away from a domestic fire

Volunteers respond to care home blaze

21 Oct 2010

Volunteers responded after a major fire at an Inverness care home led to 59 dementia patients being hurriedly evacuated from the building.

Humanitarian Citizens Awards superhero mask

Young superheroes get their humanitarian awards

02 Oct 2010

The winners of this year’s British Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards attended an exclusive award ceremony in London.