accessibility & help

May 2012

First aid event volunteers

Volunteers turn out for right Royal party

01 Jun 2012

Thousands are expected to descend on London for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations – and we'll be right in the thick of it, keeping people safe.

Aid in Syria

Red Cross helps 5,000 people displaced from Houla

30 May 2012

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is helping 5,000 people in Syria displaced after the attack in Houla.

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

Red Crescent helps wounded in Syrian fighting

29 May 2012

Following fighting in Houla, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent has treated dozens of wounded people, and distributed food for thousands.

Sahel mother with children

West Africa: a further £120,000 to help people facing food crisis

22 May 2012

The British Red Cross is sending a further £120,000 from its Disaster Fund to support work in west Africa tackling a severe food crisis.

Male volunteer and beneficiary older lady

Volunteers on hand at two major emergencies

14 May 2012

Emergency response volunteers have been helping at two serious incidents – a tragic house fire in Derby and an explosives alert in Cheltenham.

Khalil Dale

Khalil Dale's friends and family issue statement

01 May 2012

The family and friends of murdered Red Cross worker Khalil Dale have issued a statement

A sign warns drivers of a flooded street

Support for flood warning evacuees

02 May 2012

Volunteers are working round the clock to support residents evacuated from their homes after heavy rainfall.

Olympic torch in front of the Olympic rings

Super fundraiser Sally in Olympic torch relay

22 May 2012

A British Red Cross fundraiser from Bristol will see her voluntary work rewarded when she grabs the Olympic torch today.