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Red Cross emergency teams continue storm response

30 Oct 2013

The British Red Cross is continuing to provide support to emergency services and people in need of help after the storm that hit parts of the UK.

Staff and volunteers stand in a cross formation holding photos of 22 dead Syrian Red Crescent volunteers

Call for an end to attacks on aid workers in Syria as International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement marks 150th anniversary

29 Oct 2013

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is making an unprecedented call for all parties to the conflict in Syria to guarantee the safety of aid workers and ensure their unimpeded, immediate access to people in need.

British Red Cross ambulance with boot open showing emergency supplies

British Red Cross provides help as storm hits UK

28 Oct 2013

The British Red Cross has been providing support to emergency services and people left stricken after a storm hit parts of the UK.

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Ethiopia: how we helped Sudanese refugees

21 Oct 2013

Clashes in Sudan led to an exodus of people into Ethiopia as people fled the fighting. The British Red Cross helped support refugee and host communities following an appeal for help.

Emergency response volunteer and injured man

Volunteers support trafficking victims after police raids

18 Oct 2013

The British Red Cross has been called in by the police service to support victims of trafficking in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

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Red Cross and FareShare tackle hunger in the UK

10 Oct 2013

Struggling families and individuals across the UK will benefit from a partnership between the British Red Cross and food charity FareShare next month.

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World Disasters Report 2013

17 Oct 2013

The 2013 World Disasters Report reveals how mobile phones, social media and other innovations are helping people cope and recover after emergencies such as cyclones and earthquakes.

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Refugees destitute for years, new report finds

18 Oct 2013

A humanitarian crisis is gripping Greater Manchester and has left many of the area’s most vulnerable people homeless and destitute for more than a decade.

Destruction caused by Cyclone Thane in 2012

Cyclone Phailin: ten million people affected and half a million homeless

15 Oct 2013

One of the most severe cyclones in recent years, Cyclone Phailin, has affected up to ten million people. Heavy downpours and blasting winds damaged or destroyed around 200,000 rural houses, leaving 600,000 people homeless.

Children wade through floods to bring their families firewood

Red Cross launches India Cyclone Appeal

13 Oct 2013

The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal to help millions of people affected by a huge cyclone in India.

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Red Cross helps Namibians after drought

11 Oct 2013

The British Red Cross is responding to an emergency appeal in Namibia following the worst drought in 30 years, which is affecting hundreds of thousands of people.

Eleven-year-old wins humanitarian award

07 Oct 2013

An 11-year-old who leads epic fundraising walks in a bid to beat cancer has been named a young humanitarian hero by the British Red Cross.