accessibility & help

March 2012

Queasy riders: biker gang get bespoke first aid course

30 Mar 2012

We helped a group of bikers who needed some first aid training specially tailored to their fast-paced hobby.

Two men in Red Cross uniform in front of van

Dial-a-ride service gives passengers a real lift

26 Mar 2012

Hundreds of vulnerable residents are finding it that bit easier to get around, thanks to the Red Cross’ dial-a-ride service.

Boy with a Red Crescent bag

Helping thousands of Syrians displaced by increased fighting

23 Mar 2012

Thousands of people have fled their homes, leaving behind most of their belongings. Find out how the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is helping.

Mother and child at a Red Cross community-based nutrition project

British Red Cross releases funds to support west Africa

21 Mar 2012

The British Red Cross has released £125,000 from its Disaster Fund in an attempt to head off a looming disaster in the Sahel region of west Africa.

Volunteer talks with a family after a domestic fire

Volunteers called out after fatal flat explosion

20 Mar 2012

Volunteers responded yesterday after an explosion in a block of flats left more than 50 people stranded outside their homes.

An Alzheimers patient and her carer

Volunteers on hand to help dementia patients

19 Mar 2012

The British Red Cross has launched a new service offering support both to people living with dementia and their carers.

Agro-pastoralist in Tin Akof, northern Burkina Faso

British Red Cross launches West Africa Food Crisis Appeal

16 Mar 2012

To help stem the worsening food crisis across west Africa, the British Red Cross has launched its West Africa Food Crisis Appeal.

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

One year of helping across the Middle East and north Africa

13 Mar 2012

The Libya & Region Appeal is now closed. See some of the ways we've helped people across Egypt, Libya, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen since February 2011.

Volunteer sorting stock in a charity shop

Recycle unwanted clothes at H&M for the Red Cross

12 Mar 2012

Between 12 and 18 March 2012 you can donate unwanted clothes to the Red Cross through selected H&M stores – and receive a £5 H&M voucher.

View from a headland overlooking Onagawa seafront - while most rubble has been cleared, reconstruction has not yet begun

One year on: the Red Cross continues to help Japan recover

11 Mar 2012

A year after Japan was devastated by an earthquake, tsunami and ongoing problems at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Red Cross is still helping survivors in need of support.

Volunteers teach first aid to Russian parents

06 Mar 2012

A group of mothers have benefitted from a tailor-made first aid course teaching skills that could help their children in an emergency.

Convoy in Syria

Syria: aid to reach the most vulnerable in Homs

02 Mar 2012

The International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent are today set to enter the Baba Amr area of Homs.

Rehab, who lives in the Lebanese border village of Debbabiyeh and whose brother died in Tel Kelakh early on Monday

British Red Cross launches Syria Crisis Appeal

01 Mar 2012

As violence continues to escalate in Syria, the British Red Cross is calling for more funds to support affected people.