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November 2012

Flood - wellies wading through the floodwater

Pregnant woman and 92 year old rescued from floods

27 Nov 2012

A pregnant woman and 92-year-old man are among the people helped by Red Cross volunteers in a flood-hit town in north Wales.

A sign warns drivers of a flooded street

Volunteers offer support as flood chaos continues

26 Nov 2012

As thousands struggle to cope with heavy flooding across the UK, the Red Cross is continuing to provide support.

Emergency response volunteer talks to a family

Emergency teams out in force as floods hit across the UK

23 Nov 2012

As severe weather and flooding cause chaos across the country, emergency response volunteers have been busy throughout the week offering support.

Tree that's fallen on a house in Cuba

Red Cross receives £850,000 to support Hurricane Sandy response in Cuba

21 Nov 2012

The Department for International Development announced today (21 November 2012) that it is providing £850,000 to support people in Cuba devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

Two swift water rescue volunteers discuss a situation

Emergency teams called out to help after flood crisis

19 Nov 2012

Emergency response volunteers were called out to help more than 20 flood victims forced to leave their homes in Scotland today (Monday 19 November).

Portrait photo of Sir Charles Allen CBE

Say hello to the new British Red Cross chairman

14 Nov 2012

The British Red Cross has appointed Sir Charles Allen CBE as the next chairman of the board of trustees.

Give and Gain loyalty card launch November 2012

British Red Cross rewards charity shop customers with new loyalty card

09 Nov 2012

The British Red Cross has launched a nationwide loyalty card scheme which rewards regular charity shop customers with points for the pounds they spend in store.

Young volunteer

I was a Red Cross boss for a day

23 Nov 2012

Young volunteer Lizzie Clark – along with 12 of her colleagues – seized an opportunity to grab the reins of power at the British Red Cross for Takeover Day.

Aid in Jamaica after Hurricane Sandy

Red Cross sends support to Jamaica and Cuba after Hurricane Sandy

06 Nov 2012

The British Red Cross is sending support worth £80,000 to relief operations, to help the Caribbean islands recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.

Mobile cinema in Sierra Leone

Red Cross prepares for Sierra Leone elections

15 Nov 2012

The Red Cross has launched an emergency hotline in Sierra Leone ahead of elections on 17 November and is ready to respond should the need arise.

Mother holding her child in the middle of a crop of cassava

Ugandan communities plant trees to avert disaster

19 Nov 2012

A new Red Cross programme is helping reduce the impact of disasters in Uganda where environmental degradation is causing more frequent landslides.