accessibility & help


A man washes his hands at an outdoor tap

Red Cross brings food, water and healthcare to thousands in Iraq

26 Jun 2014

As violence in Iraq continues, the Red Cross is bringing vital help to people affected by the conflict.

Couple waiting for relative found through the international tracing and message services

Creative writing competition launches on the theme of 'searching'

23 Jun 2014

To mark International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August, the British Red Cross has launched a creative writing competition on the theme of ‘searching’.

Displaced people on the streets

British Red Cross launches Iraq Crisis Appeal

16 Jun 2014

As violence in Iraq forces half a million people from their homes, the British Red Cross has launched an Iraq Crisis Appeal to fund essential relief including food, clean water and shelter.

The aftermath of the flooding in Doboj, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan floods – rebuilding lives one month later

16 Jun 2014

One month after widespread floods hit the Balkans, people are beginning to return home. But the recovery will take time.

Overcrowding at a checkpoint in Iraq

Red Crescent helping families fleeing violent clashes in Iraq

13 Jun 2014

Half a million people have reportedly been made homeless by fighting in Iraq. The Iraqi Red Crescent is providing emergency help to thousands of people.

Comic tells the story of young refugee Ebrahim

Launch of Refugee Week comic by graphic novelist Karrie Fransman

13 Jun 2014

Yesterday saw the launch of Over under sideways down – a comic book that charts the highs and lows of a young refugee’s journey to the UK.

Men and women walk among damaged buildings

Third Syrian Red Crescent volunteer dies in as many months

11 Jun 2014

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer has lost her life while carrying out humanitarian work, the third such death in as many months.

Two Red Cross workers being disinfected in Guinea

Red Cross sends health worker to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola outbreak

06 Jun 2014

Following an outbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone, the British Red Cross has deployed a health worker to the region to help the response.

Nick Young

Chief executive steps down

06 Jun 2014

Sir Nick Young has decided to step down as chief executive at the end of August after 13 years at the helm of the British Red Cross.

A young girl smiling as she looks at shirts on a clothes rail

Giles Deacon among designer names supporting Red Cross pop-up shop

04 Jun 2014

Top fashion names including Burberry, Hugo Boss and Giles Deacon have donated clothes to a Red Cross pop-up shop opening next week.

A group of people stand in hard hats and Red Cross tabards

Urban disasters: Red Cross societies plan for the future

02 Jun 2014

Seven Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies joined forces to plan for urban disasters at a unique event in Nepal.

Floods in UK view through a wing mirror

Volunteers race to help residents caught by flash floods

10 Jun 2014

A team of volunteers supported residents of 42 homes in Gainsborough yesterday after torrential rain led to flooding across Lincolnshire.

Our wheelchairs help D Day Normandy veterans

16 Jun 2014

A group of elderly veterans faced the prospect of missing the recent D-Day commemorations in Normandy – until we stepped in and loaned them wheelchairs.