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News February 2011

A Tunisian man and child cross the border into Tunisia from Libya

Red Cross launches Libya & Region Appeal

28 Feb 2011

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal to help people affected by the crisis in Libya and the surrounding region.

Crowd of protestors

British Red Cross makes £150,000 Libya donation

25 Feb 2011

The British Red Cross has made an initial donation of £150,000 from its Disaster Fund to help people affected by the unrest in Libya.

children in Ethiopia

Humanity in War exhibition opens

25 Feb 2011

The Humanity in War exhibition opened today at the National War Museum, Edinburgh Castle, and will run for a year.

Rescue worker in rubble of New Zealand earthquake

Red Cross launches New Zealand Earthquake Appeal

23 Feb 2011

The Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit New Zealand.

Crowd of protestors

Red Cross provides aid during Libyan unrest

23 Feb 2011

As unrest continues in North Africa, the Red Cross and Red Crescent are on the ground helping vulnerable people and providing humanitarian aid.

Red Carpet

Volunteers get red carpet treatment at BAFTAs

14 Feb 2011

Watching Hollywood stars and then saving a fainting woman – just another day as a Red Cross first aid volunteer, really.

Large crowd of people with hands raised hold an Ivory Coast flag aloft

Red Cross supports Ivory Coast refugees in Liberia

11 Feb 2011

As thousands flee from mounting political tensions in the Ivory Coast, the British Red Cross has given £50,000 to help refugees in Liberia.

Pro-government supporters and anti-government demonstrators clash in Tahrir Square, Egypt

Egypt: Red Cross emergency assistance arrives

04 Feb 2011

As casualties from violent clashes in Egypt mount, the first Red Cross aircraft carrying emergency medical assistance has landed at Cairo airport.

People at an airport

British Red Cross assists Britons in Egypt

02 Feb 2011

A two-member British Red Cross psycho-social support team is on its way to Cairo to help Britons wishing to return to the UK.