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News April 2011

Red Cross ambulance drives by Westminster Abbey

Red Cross to provide royal wedding first aid cover

27 Apr 2011

Red Cross volunteers and staff will be making sure guests and well-wishers stay safe at and around the royal wedding.

Libyan Red Crescent workers treating injured man

Libya: Red Cross aid reaches Misrata

19 Apr 2011

As fighting in Libya continues, international aid from the Red Cross is reaching some of the most dangerous areas.

Taxi cab

Cabbies learn first aid to help passengers

13 Apr 2011

It can get pretty eventful in late-night taxi queues – and that’s why one group of London cabbies has decided to get some first aid training.

Ivory Coast refugees flee with their belongings

Crisis continues despite toppling of Ivory Coast president

12 Apr 2011

The humanitarian crisis around Ivory Coast is far from over, despite the toppling of former president Laurent Gbagbo.

Volunteers comfort a family inside their home after a fire

First-time volunteer Richard gets baptism of fire

08 Apr 2011

On his first fire and emergency support service call-out, Richard Stacey helped an old lady, a small baby – and even a dog and two guinea pigs.

A Red Cross delegate helps a woman call her family

Red Cross launches appeal as conflict in Ivory Coast worsens

05 Apr 2011

We’re helping thousands of people fleeing conflict in the Ivory Coast, which is affecting nearby countries.

Ivory Coast refugees arrive in Liberia

Ivory Coast: civilians trapped in escalating conflict

01 Apr 2011

As armed conflict intensifies in the Ivory Coast more than 100,000 people have fled to Liberia and the Red Cross is providing vital aid.