accessibility & help


Emergency response volunteer at a UK rest centre

Emergency volunteers respond to second Belfast alert

29 Nov 2013

Our emergency response volunteers in Belfast have been called out for the second time in a week after a security alert led to a mass evacuation.

Two boys carrying relief items

Red Cross brings clean water to thousands after Typhoon Haiyan

27 Nov 2013

Clean drinking water is reaching thousands of people affected by the Philippines typhoon, thanks to the Red Cross.

Elderly man laughs with a volunteer

Red Cross urges people to check on their neighbours this winter

27 Nov 2013

As Britain braces itself for cold winter weather, the British Red Cross’ latest research reveals that only half the people in the UK believe they have friends or neighbours they could turn to in an emergency.

Emergency response volunteer talks to a woman

Volunteers support residents after Belfast explosion

25 Nov 2013

Emergency response volunteers were called out to help last night (24 November) after a car bomb exploded outside a Belfast shopping centre.

The 12 volunteers stood on a spiral staircase

Young Red Cross volunteers take charge for Takeover Day 2013

25 Nov 2013

It was a case of out with the old and in with the young as Red Cross volunteers had the chance to take charge for Takeover Day 2013.

Victoria Beckham supports our Shop Drop for the Philippines campaign

Victoria and David Beckham donate clothes for Typhoon Haiyan

21 Nov 2013

Victoria and David Beckham are donating boxes of their clothes to raise money for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. You can help too.

A woman holding bags of food

More aid to Philippines as support passes 10m mark

19 Nov 2013

More aid is reaching people affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, as donations and funding to the British Red Cross after the disaster reach more than £10m.

Devastation in Leyte

Typhoon Haiyan Appeal raises £1 million

12 Nov 2013

As donations to help people stricken by Typhoon Haiyan pour in, Red Cross teams on the ground are doing their utmost to get aid to those most in need.

Man carries child accross water

British Red Cross sends Typhoon Haiyan relief team as thousands feared dead

10 Nov 2013

The British Red Cross is sending a relief team to the Philippines where thousands are feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan caused widespread destruction.

First aid is a Big Issue for homeless vendors

06 Nov 2013

We have teamed up with the Big Issue Foundation to teach life-saving skills to those selling the magazine on the streets.

Woman putting a donation into a fundraising bucket

Fundraise for the Philippines at your local Tesco store this weekend

13 Nov 2013

The British Red Cross is appealing to the public to sign up to collect cash donations for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

Shop drop for the Philippines

How your spare stuff can help Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

12 Nov 2013

Want to help out but a bit strapped for cash? No problem: now your shop donations can raise funds to help those caught up in the crisis.

Two women in their Red Cross outfits on Remembrance Day

Red Cross at national Remembrance events

08 Nov 2013

British Red Cross volunteers and staff are taking part in a number of Remembrance activities across the country this weekend, from local events in villages and towns to national ceremonies in London.

Volunteers are handing out noodles, bread and sacks of rice to families affected by Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan: Red Cross launches appeal for Philippines storm

08 Nov 2013

As Typhoon Haiyan continues to cut a swathe of destruction across the Philippines, the British Red Cross has launched an appeal for funds to help the relief effort.

Woman with malnourished children in North Korea

Red Cross tackles disasters in North Korea

01 Nov 2013

Flooding and landslides in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) – also known as North Korea – have left the country unable to produce enough food to feed its 24 million population.

Somali woman in health centre

Healthcare and hope in Somalia

04 Nov 2013

The British Red Cross has supported the Somali Red Crescent Society in developing a new healthcare programme for the next five years as the country looks to leave its troubled past behind.