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News July 2011

Boy choking

Keith's story: I saved choking woman

27 Jul 2011

When a woman started choking in a crowded restaurant, first aid-trained Keith McLavy dove straight in to help and saved her life.

William Ramsay School dance group outside IndigO2

Dancers from Buckinghamshire scoop both awards at this year’s Dance for Life final

19 Jul 2011

Young dancers from across the UK were treated to a taste of stardom at this year’s Dance for Life national final at the O2 centre in London.

The Kenya Red Cross truck water into Marsabit

Red Cross provides food, water and healthcare for East Africa drought survivors

18 Jul 2011

With more than 10 million people struggling to get enough food in East Africa, the Red Cross is providing food, water and healthcare to the most affected communities.

Fruit picker gets casualty makeover at first aid session

Migrant workers made up with their first aid course

18 Jul 2011

Bulgarian migrant workers enjoyed a first aid training session with a difference when volunteers made them up with life-like fake wounds.

A displaced pastoralist boy sits with his grandmother

Red Cross saves lives by treating malnutrition in Somalia

13 Jul 2011

As the humanitarian crisis in East Africa deepens, the Red Cross is opening ten new feeding centres in Somalia.

A New Zealand Red Cross volunteer checks an elderly woman's welfare needs

Grants help thousands of families after the New Zealand quake

12 Jul 2011

When New Zealand was struck by a huge earthquake, the Red Cross was quickly on the scene. Four months on, it is still helping people rebuild their lives.

Volunteers and a fireman help a man after a fire

Volunteers respond after explosion rips through six homes

08 Jul 2011

Volunteers are supporting shaken local residents in Castleford after they narrowly escaped a gas explosion in the early hours today (8 July).

Chernobyll children at a first aid course in North Wales

Chernobyl children learn first aid with the Red Cross

06 Jul 2011

A group of children living with the legacy of Chernobyl nuclear disaster were given a first aid treat to remember while on a visit to North Wales.

Woman and baby in crowd

Red Cross launches East Africa Food Crisis Appeal

04 Jul 2011

With more than ten million people in the Horn of Africa facing severe drought, we have launched the East Africa Food Crisis Appeal.