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News March 2011

BRC worker showing First Aid to kids

New first aid teaching resource for primary children

30 Mar 2011

Following the success of the first aid teaching pack for teenagers, we have launched the Life. Live it. first aid education resource for primary-aged children.

A Somalian Red Crescent Society worker distributes supplies during a drought

Somalia: funds released to help people in the drought

25 Mar 2011

Dry weather in Somalia has resulted in drought conditions. The British Red Cross has released £110,000 from its Disaster Fund to help those affected.

A Red Cross community nurse in Haiti demonstrating hygiene techniques.

World Water Day highlights fight against cholera in Haiti

22 Mar 2011

Today is World Water Day. Nowhere is the importance of safe drinking water clearer than in Haiti, where cholera has spread rapidly since the first outbreaks in October.

Libyan Red Crescent workers treating injured man

Libya: civilians at high risk amid escalating conflict

21 Mar 2011

The Red Cross is deeply concerned about the intensification of fighting in Libya, with the risk to civilian lives.

Humanitarian Citizens Awards halo image 2011

Help us find young heroes across the UK

17 Mar 2011

Do you know any young heroes? If so, nominate them for our Humanitarian Citizen Awards today.

Houses on fire surrounded by tsunami water

Japan: Red Cross helps quake and tsunami survivors

17 Mar 2011

Red Cross workers are treating the injured and distributing relief items in the aftermath of a massive quake and tsunami which hit Japan on 11 March.

A Bangladeshi refugee collecting water from a puddle

British Red Cross emergency team heads to Libyan border

15 Mar 2011

A Red Cross emergency hygiene and sanitation team is on its way to Tunisia to help people who have fled civil war in neighbouring Libya.

BabySafe first aid training session in Birmingham

Thousands of parents learn first aid for babies

14 Mar 2011

Working with the Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign, the British Red Cross has taught first aid skills to nearly 3,500 parents in the past year.

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

Humanitarian needs increase in Libyan civil war

10 Mar 2011

As the threat of all-out civil war looms in Libya, there is an urgent need for more relief as people flee the country.

Refugees on the road fleeing from Libya

British aid workers help Libyan refugees

07 Mar 2011

Two British Red Cross workers have been deployed to Tunisia to help with the growing aid effort for refugees fleeing violence in Libya.

Red Cross workers delivering relief goods in Christchurch

Volunteers help community cope after New Zealand earthquake

04 Mar 2011

Ten days after the Christchurch earthquake, New Zealand Red Cross volunteers are helping their community cope with the devastation.

An Egyptian refugee pulls his belongings at a refugee camp near the Tunisia/Libya border

Red Crescent help for people fleeing Libya

02 Mar 2011

As thousands of people continue to flee Libya, the Red Cross and Red Crescent have been working at the country’s borders to help those fleeing the unrest.