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Fundraiser Rick Squibb at the finish line

Marathon effort buys wheelchairs for kids

07 Feb 2014

Slowing down? No chance. Fundraising pensioner Rick Squibb has run a marathon to raise money for some much-needed children’s wheelchairs.

Parliament building at night

Home Office acted unlawfully towards asylum seekers, says High Court

10 Apr 2014

Many organisations are celebrating after judge ruled that Home Secretary Theresa May’s decision to freeze financial support for asylum seekers was “flawed”.

Volunteers help after blaze claims family’s beloved pet

When the Fittis family’s home went up in flames and claimed the life of their pet dog, our volunteers helped them get through a traumatic evening.

Doctor puts safety mask on a man

Ebola outbreak: British Red Cross sends health worker

04 Apr 2014

A British Red Cross health worker has flown to Liberia to support Ebola virus prevention.

Minkamen. People continue to arrive and settle on the northern banks of the Nile.

Humanitarian situation in South Sudan ‘extremely worrying’ as rainy season approaches

16 Apr 2014

The approaching rainy season in South Sudan could compound an already vast humanitarian crisis.

Destitution Refugee Project in Manchester

Manchester shows support for refugees and asylum seekers

02 Apr 2014

Following calls for action from the British Red Cross and other groups, Manchester has passed a motion to tackle destitution among its asylum seekers and refugees.

The roof a house surrounded by floodwater

Climate change threatens "dire humanitarian consequences"

01 Apr 2014

A global Red Cross leader has warned of "dire humanitarian consequences" if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut drastically and soon.

A middle-aged man standing in front of some wreckage

Plan to boost health, jobs, homes and schools after Typhoon Haiyan

14 Apr 2014

A British Red Cross plan to rebuild homes, boost people’s health and incomes and repair schools in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan has been announced.