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News August 2011

ICRC nurse examining the injuries of a patient shot in both legs.

Red Cross steps up medical aid in Libya

30 Aug 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross is helping wounded people in Tripoli, redoubling efforts to visit detainees and taking steps to ease water shortages.

Girls in Kenya

Red Cross feeding programme keeps Kenyan kids in school

26 Aug 2011

The Kenya Red Cross is helping schools feed their pupils, which has the added benefit of keeping kids in school.

Members of the international media arrive at a hotel after being evacuated by the International Committee Red Cross

Libya: ICRC evacuates journalists from Rixos Hotel

25 Aug 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross helped journalists who were trapped in the Rixos Hotel leave yesterday and led them to safety.

A Red Cross volunteer in Grank Turk speaks with beneficiaries

Red Cross responding as Hurricane Irene worsens

23 Aug 2011

As Hurricane Irene gathers strength, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is helping people across the Caribbean prepare.

Red Cross doctor operating in Libya

Libya: healthcare workers in danger

22 Aug 2011

The Red Cross has expressed deep concern about allegations of combatants misusing healthcare facilities in Libya.

Baby CPR at young parents course

Red Cross joins Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign

22 Aug 2011

We're teaming up with Tesco Baby & Toddler Club to help new and expectant parents learn how to keep their children safe.

Harry Potter

First aid trailer hits audience of millions

15 Aug 2011

Our hard-hitting first aid video has reached millions in the past two weeks – thanks to YouTube and a helpful sprinkling of magic from Harry Potter.

British Red Cross delegate visiting war wounded people in Chad

ICRC launches campaign to protect patients and healthcare workers

11 Aug 2011

Around the world, millions more wounded and ill people could be saved if their access to healthcare weren’t impeded by violence.

Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer hands out relief items

Sudan: Red Cross brings relief for displaced people

10 Aug 2011

The British Red Cross is giving £175,000 from its Disaster Fund to help thousands of Sudanese people affected by conflict, many of whom have fled their homes.

Emergency response volunteer talking on a radio

Emergency volunteers rescue flooded residents

08 Aug 2011

Emergency rescue teams have evacuated 46 elderly residents to safety from a flood-threatened care home in Northern Scotland.

Staff & volunteers at Tunisia-Libya transit camp

Red Cross needs funds to help injured in Syria

09 Aug 2011

As violence in Syria escalates, the Red Cross is appealing for funds to provide vital ongoing medical support for the affected population.

Emergency responder outside mobile communications vehicle

Red Cross rescuers called to Belladrum festival floods

07 Aug 2011

More than 40 Red Cross volunteers – including members of the swift water rescue team – responded as torrential rain washed out the Tartan Heart music festival site.

First aiders keep the party going at WOMAD festival

04 Aug 2011

The annual WOMAD festival: an opportunity to see spectacular musicians and – in the case of 400 unlucky revellers – fall over and need medical attention.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

Somalia: Red Cross providing emergency relief for over a million people

04 Aug 2011

As the UN declares that famine has spread in Somalia, the Red Cross is scaling up its emergency relief operation and appealing for more funds.

Haiti Red Cross volunteers hand out mosquito nets

Haiti braces itself for tropical storm Emily

03 Aug 2011

The Red Cross has sent millions of SMS messages country-wide to warn people of the impending storm and advising them on simple steps to keep safe.

Somali Red Crescent volunteers distribute food

Red Cross distributes food aid in famine-hit Somalia

02 Aug 2011

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been able to distribute life-saving food aid in areas of Somalia suffering from famine.

Volunteers comforts a couple after an incident

Volunteers respond after Salford plane crash

01 Aug 2011

Emergency response volunteers have been providing support to shocked residents after a light aircraft crashed into two homes in Salford.