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News December 2011

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More resilient communities after Cyclone Aila

23 Dec 2011

Thanks to a Bangladesh Red Crescent programme, more than 1,000 families have recovered from the devastating Cyclone Aila in 2009.

A Red Cross vehicle in the Philippines floods

British Red Cross sends funds to the Philippines

22 Dec 2011

The British Red Cross has released £140,000 from its Disaster Fund following typhoon Washi.

Volunteers to help those with too much festive spirit

16 Dec 2011

Red Cross volunteers will provide first aid to Christmas revellers on Friday and Saturday nights in Glasgow, Torbay, and Brighton.

Emergency response volunteers and a Land Rover in the snow

Emergency volunteers tackle Scottish storms

12 Dec 2011

Volunteers braved the elements in one of Scotland’s most remote areas over the weekend to help scores of vulnerable people.

6 icons, including the First Aid icon plus text Know what to do in an emergency with Red Cross' free first aid app

British Red Cross launches free first aid app

08 Dec 2011

Have first aid at your fingertips with the launch of the Red Cross’ new mobile app. It’s free, simple and life-saving.

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Extreme weather spoiled Christmas 2010 for many, but you can be prepared this year

07 Dec 2011

Severe winter weather spoiled Christmas for over half those polled in a recent Red Cross survey, but we can take simple practical steps to prepare for bad weather.

Fire engines respond to the blaze in Exmouth

Volunteers respond to Exmouth blaze

05 Dec 2011

On Saturday morning (3 December), emergency response volunteers raced to the scene to help six families displaced by a serious house fire in Exmouth.

Young people still fear stigma of HIV

28 Nov 2011

As World AIDS Day (1 December) approaches, a new survey shows many young people fear their parents would react badly if they told them they were HIV positive.