accessibility & help

February 2012

Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover launches expedition from Birmingham to Beijing

29 Feb 2012

Four Land Rover Discovery vehicles are driving from Birmingham to Beijing to raise £1m for the Red Cross.

Thanks for our ‘pierwszej pomocy’ [first aid] course

27 Feb 2012

A group of Polish families with disabled children has thanked the Red Cross for their ‘brilliant’ bespoke first aid course.

Some torch radios are being distributed through schools

One year on: aftershocks of the New Zealand earthquake

22 Feb 2012

The Red Cross response to the earthquake in February 2011 was swift, but recovery has been hampered by aftershocks and harsh winter weather conditions.

A volunteer helps a young child in Syria

British Red Cross ups aid to tackle worsening violence in Syria

15 Feb 2012

Aid is reaching people affected by violence in Syria, where the Red Cross is one of the few aid agencies working effectively with people affected by the unrest.

Family in a Mevlana house

Turkey: Red Cross appeal helps rebuild lives

10 Feb 2012

Our Turkey Earthquake Appeal has raised over £190,000 to help survivors. The appeal has now closed, but donations will continue to help the Turkish Red Crescent support survivors.

Cracks on a hillside following floods in Uganda

Red Cross distributes aid to Ugandan flood victims

09 Feb 2012

The Red Cross is distributing essential household items to 4,000 families recovering from floods and landslides in September 2011.

Volunteers wrap up for freezing mission of mercy

08 Feb 2012

Volunteers are braving sub-zero temperatures to visit the most vulnerable – who are often cold and distressed – and make sure they are safe and well.

Boy with bicycle in flooded Mozambique

Red Cross helps people affected by Mozambique floods

08 Feb 2012

The British Red Cross has deployed a delegate to support the Mozambique Red Cross after tropical storm Dando caused flooding across six provinces.

Cars in a snow storm

Red Cross responds to severe weather disruption

06 Feb 2012

Emergency teams are responding throughout the UK as severe weather conditions affect many parts of the country.