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J K Rowling receives our Humanity Award

J. K. Rowling gets humanitarian award

10 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has today presented J.K. Rowling - author of the Harry Potter series of books - with its prestigious Humanity Award.

Hassan in bare field, Ethiopia

Acute food shortages hit countries in Africa’s Sahel region

19 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has pledged more than half a million pounds to help people caught up in a growing and under-reported crisis in Africa.

Australian nurse Anne Carey joined the fight against Ebola, working at the Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

Brits say “Ebola doctors are heroes, but keep away from me”

18 Mar 2015

A British Red Cross poll has found that most British adults admire the work of Ebola health-care workers, but would avoid any contact with them in the UK.

Damaged homes

Cyclone Pam: "It was like a monster"

20 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has pledged £490,000 to bring aid to cyclone-hit Vanuatu and nearby countries.

When severe rains brought unusually high flooding to southern Malawi, hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless, forced to crowd together in tents and temporary camps.

Flooding leaves thousands homeless in Southern Africa

04 Mar 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by unprecedented flooding across Southern Africa.

Water surges through trees

Red Cross on the ground after Cyclone Pam

16 Mar 2015

Aid workers are rushing to help after Cyclone Pam brought death and destruction to hundreds of Pacific islands this weekend.