accessibility & help


A child and a lady sit on the doorstep to a house

Helping hungry families in Lesotho

31 Dec 2013

The British Red Cross provided help to an emergency appeal in Lesotho, where nearly three quarters of a million people were in desperate need of food.

Glasgow SOS bus and volunteers

Booze bus rolls back into town for festive season

23 Dec 2013

This Christmas, our first aiders are stationed in town centres across the UK to help those who get injured – or just a little too tipsy.

Volunteers discuss an incident with fireman

Red Cross helps hundreds struck by storms and power cuts

27 Dec 2013

As stormy weather struck the UK, the Red Cross has been out supporting people through power cuts and flooding this week.

A little boy stands in the snow with bare legs

Red Cross launches emergency blankets appeal to help Syrians survive freezing winter

17 Dec 2013

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to pay for thermal blankets as freezing conditions grip Syria.

Man in front of ruined buildings

Cyclone survivors face winter without work or shelter

13 Dec 2013

More than a month after Cyclone Phailin caused devastation in India, people affected by the disaster are still living under tarpaulins and upturned boats.

A doctor leans over a woman holding a baby

Baby boom at Typhoon Haiyan field hospital

11 Dec 2013

The 100th baby has arrived at a Red Cross field hospital set up to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Emergency response volunteer and woman

Storm surge leads to mass evacuations in the UK

06 Dec 2013

As entire communities throughout the UK flee their homes in the face of severe weather, our volunteers are providing support.

A patient is loaded into the back of an ambulance

Central African Republic humanitarian crisis: British Red Cross pledges financial aid

12 Dec 2013

The British Red Cross is contributing £100,000 towards alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic (CAR).

Rosie Gutteridge

British Red Cross volunteer recognised in New Year's Honours

31 Dec 2013

A dedicated Red Cross fundraising volunteer has been appointed an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list.

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David Bernstein announced as new chair of the British Red Cross

12 Dec 2013

Former Football Association chair David Bernstein has been unveiled as the new chair of the British Red Cross.