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News June 2011

A Red Cross volunteer helps people leaving Glastonbury festival

Red Cross first aiders keep Glastonbury revellers safe

24 Jun 2011

The British Red Cross is providing more than 360 hours of first aid cover over the Glastonbury weekend.

Haiti quake survivor Leomene in her new home

Haiti: new homes for earthquake survivors

20 Jun 2011

In Haiti, the Red Cross has handed over new houses to earthquake survivors as part of its programme to help people recover.

Woman smiling in front of photos

Refugee Week spreads the word

19 Jun 2011

To mark Refugee Week (20-26 June), the Red Cross is asking people to look beyond the ‘refugee’ label and highlighting their contribution to UK life.

Red Cross volunteers helping refugees in Liberia

Ivory Coast: over 36,000 people receive aid

15 Jun 2011

As the security situation in the Ivory Coast remains precarious, the Red Cross distributes food, seeds and other vital aid.

David Nolan prepares to cycle from London to Paris

David’s fundraising bike ride in memory of his father

14 Jun 2011

A student cycled from London to Paris to raise money for the Red Cross – in thanks for the help his family received following the death of his father.

People, including children, in a Red Crescent camp

Red Cross helps thousands during Syrian unrest

14 Jun 2011

The Red Cross is helping thousands of people affected by the unrest in Syria, including many fleeing to Turkey and Lebanon.

Woman finds out about volunteering and first aid

Big Red Cross Bus tours England to recruit volunteers

10 Jun 2011

After taking in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the Big Red Cross Bus is now touring England to highlight great volunteering opportunities.

Haiti rainy season brings increased cholera fears

06 Jun 2011

Following a significant rise in cholera cases in Haiti, the Red Cross has opened another cholera treatment centre in the capital Port-au-Prince.

Volunteers discuss an incident with a fireman

Volunteers respond to ‘huge blaze’ in block of flats

06 Jun 2011

When dozens of firefighters were called out to tackle a huge blaze in Southampton at the weekend, the Red Cross was quickly on hand to offer support.

A young boy who fled unrest in Libya sits outside his tent at a refugee camp

Unrest in Arab world means dire situation for thousands of people

02 Jun 2011

As civil unrest continues in the Arab world, the humanitarian situation is deteriorating. We’re appealing for funds to help more than a million people.