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Simon collecting his British Citizen Award

Red Cross volunteer receives top award

27 Jul 2016

Red Cross volunteer Simon Headley has received a British Citizen Award this month for his outstanding commitment to supporting people in crises.

A group of people practise rescue breaths on dummies during a first aid course

MPs brush up on their first aid skills

18 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross will be in Parliament today to help MPs brush up on their first aid skills.

A Syrian woman volunteer holds a child of about three years old in her arms and smiles at him

Red Cross treats the psychological toll of conflict in Syria

26 Jul 2016

Last year, the Red Cross and our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crescent gave essential psychological and emotional support to over 9,300 people of all ages.

Red Cross workers distributed relief supplies to a women in an urban area of Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Red Cross supports people who fled their homes

14 Jul 2016

Fighting in the Ukraine crisis has become more violent. The Red Cross is helping thousands of families with cash grants to buy food and vouchers for other essential supplies.

A woman's head and shoulders

Destitution rising among refugees and asylum seekers

11 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross helped almost 5,600 destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the first half of 2016. This figure is up 16 per cent from the same period in 2015.

Muhammad and Amal outside their home

Red Cross calls on MPs to help separated refugee families

12 Jul 2016

Today the British Red Cross, along with partner organisations, is hosting a parliamentary event focussing on how changes to those rules can help alleviate suffering. Family reunification: making it work for the most vulnerable will be hosted by Conservative MP David Burrowes. The event is calling for the Government to do more to reunite families safely and legally.

South Sudan Red Cross out in town

Renewed violence in South Sudan's capital

13 Jul 2016

After fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital Juba over the weekend, Red Cross staff are beginning to assess the situation there. Armed confrontations have escalated in Juba from Thursday 7 July.