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Roger Smith in a Red Cross warehouse

New Year's honour for Red Cross stalwart

31 Dec 2014

A British Red Cross director has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list after 20 years with the charity.

Red Cross aid worker Cyril Stein

Winter in Iraq: Makeshift homes put families at risk

31 Dec 2014

Red Cross aid worker Cyril Stein has spent three months in Iraq, where people forced from their homes face even more hardship in the months ahead.

Volunteer Graham Claxton responds to Lambeth roof collapse

Too much festive spirit(s)? We’re ready to help

22 Dec 2014

As thousands hit the town for Christmas party season, our first aiders are stationed in city centres across the UK to help those whose high spirits lead to injuries.

Hannah Morris (left) and Cara Saunders (right) from the Red Cross with a selection of the donated toys.

Schoolchildren donate Christmas toys to young refugees

19 Dec 2014

Generous children in South Wales are going straight to the top of Santa’s ‘nice’ list, after giving away toys to young refugees in their area.

Emergency response volunteer helps elderly evacuees

Red Cross emergency teams answer storm calls

14 Nov 2014

Our emergency response teams were in action yesterday after lightning strikes knocked out power supplies to parts of South Ayrshire.

A Sierra Leone Red Cross burial team prepares to collect a body from a house in Kissy, Freetown

Ebola crisis is long-term fight, warns head of Red Cross

12 Dec 2014

The head of the IFRC has warned that there is no quick fix to halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Red Crescent worker and child in Homs

Syria's refugees still need our help

08 Dec 2014

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is growing and the UK needs to do more to help, says the British Red Cross – on the eve of a UN conference on resettlement.

Jiferson Cueto from the Philippine Red Cross preparing rescue boat during Typhoon Hagupit

Typhoon Hagupit continues slow sweep across Philippines

07 Dec 2014

Millions of people face an agonising wait as Typhoon Hagupit continues to make its way across the Philippines.

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

Concern grows as Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

06 Dec 2014

The Red Cross is preparing its emergency response to Typhoon Hagupit, after it struck the Philippines on Saturday afternoon.

A woman holds a little girl on land covered in snow

Syrians need urgent support this winter

22 Dec 2014

Millions of Syrians face an uncertain winter as vital aid funding begins to dry up.

Members of a Liberian Red Cross Safe and Dignified Burials team remove the body of a suspected Ebola fatality from a building in Paynesville, Monrovia.

Ebola response needs to scale up

01 Dec 2014

The UN has warned that its 1 December “70-70-60 target” will not be met. In response, the British Red Cross is calling for efforts to tackle the Ebola virus to be scaled up.

Red Cross truck clears rubble away

Tesco becomes founding member of Disaster Relief Alliance

30 Dec 2014

Ten years after it made a significant donation to the British Red Cross following the Boxing Day Tsunami, the UK’s biggest retailer has become the founding member of a new group.