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News October 2011

A woman holds a little boy in front of earthquake rubble

Turkey quake survivors face freezing nights

27 Oct 2011

The Turkish Red Crescent is working round the clock to help tens of thousands of people left homeless by Sunday’s earthquake.

A man surveys the destruction after the Turkey earthquake

Red Cross launches appeal to help Turkey earthquake survivors

26 Oct 2011

Tens of thousands of people desperately need help to recover after Turkey’s worst earthquake for over a decade has left them homeless.

A sign warns drivers of a flooded street

Volunteers respond to Northern Ireland flooding

26 Oct 2011

Volunteers have been helping stricken residents in Northern Ireland, after heavy rain caused flooding and widespread problems in low-lying areas.

Snowman wearing Red Cross hat and badge

Are you ready for winter? Get our top tips

24 Oct 2011

Winter’s on the way, and the Red Cross is spearheading a campaign encouraging people to get ready for the potential big freeze in the next few months.

Volunteers comfort a family inside their home after a fire

Volunteers offer support after substation fire

13 Oct 2011

Volunteers worked through all last night (12 October) to help local residents after a fire broke out at an electrical substation in Derbyshire.

Hardeep Singh Kohli

Spitalfields market stall highlights the impact of high food prices

12 Oct 2011

Hardeep Singh Kohli and the Red Cross are setting up a special market stall to show the impact of high food prices on poorer countries.

Humanitarian Citizens Awards halo image 2011

Red Cross celebrates young heroes with special awards

10 Oct 2011

We celebrated young heroes at the weekend, as proud winners of the Humanitarian Citizen Awards attended an award ceremony in London.

Seeds distributed by the ICRC in Somalia

Red Cross begins food distribution to one million Somalis

06 Oct 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Somali Red Crescent have started their largest food distribution programme.

Red Cross vehicle makes its way through the flood waters in Pakistan

Threat of waterborne disease looms in Pakistan

05 Oct 2011

In Pakistan, stagnant floodwaters bring the threat of malaria, diarrhoea, cholera and skin infections for thousands of people.

Volunteer comforts a couple after an incident

Volunteers help evacuees at Lingfield factory blaze

03 Oct 2011

Volunteers raced to help distressed evacuees today after a serious explosion and fire at a Surrey factory left eight people injured.

Pastoralist with animals in Kenya

Seeds of Change launched at Red Cross event

03 Oct 2011

Last Friday, to shed light on hunger and food insecurity, the Red Cross launched its Seeds of Change campaign.