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News November 2011

Volunteers Rina and Samia treat a patient in an Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance on the way to hospital.

Red Cross volunteers in Syria uniquely positioned to help, but it’s dangerous work

28 Nov 2011

As unrest in Syria continues, the Red Cross’ neutrality enables it to continue helping people affected by the violence, despite difficult and dangerous conditions.

Animals drink in Kenya

Rains bring hope in east Africa, but Red Cross support remains vital

22 Nov 2011

Efforts to improve access to food and reduce deaths in the Horn of Africa are beginning to pay off, but around 250,000 people continue to face imminent starvation.

Volunteers comfort a family inside their home after a fire

Volunteers help family after serious house fire

04 Nov 2011

Volunteers responded in the early hours of 4 November to support a traumatised family of seven after a house fire.

Man and woman being served at Red Cross vintage shop

Help Red Cross shops raise £4 million by Christmas

07 Nov 2011

The seven week countdown to Christmas has begun and Red Cross shops are poised for the challenge of raising £4 million before the big day.