accessibility & help


Red Cross volunteers at a FareShare stand in Tesco

Volunteers needed to help tackle hunger

30 Jun 2016

The British Red Cross is urging its supporters to volunteer for a few hours this weekend to help hungry families in the UK.

Red Cross volunteer Beryl Bennet giving her acceptance speech after winning a Welsh Volunteer of the Year award

90-year-old Red Cross volunteer wins top Welsh award

30 Jun 2016

A 90-year-old British Red Cross volunteer has won a Welsh Volunteer of the Year award for her role running a Red Cross shop.

SARCOM vehicle blocks a road in the Scottish Highlands to allow an air ambulance to land

Red Cross volunteer helps at crash in Scotland

27 Jun 2016

A British Red Cross volunteer helped support casualties when he unexpectedly found himself at the scene of a serious road incident in the Scottish Highlands.

Volunteers distribute food parcels from a truck to waiting crowds

Essential food and medical care to Syrians fleeing besieged areas

27 Jun 2016

More than 500 children, many of them malnourished, were among those given essential food and water in Syria this week. The Red Cross, through our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crscent, helped 1,500 people who fled besieged areas of Al-Raqqa, Palmyra and Dier ez-Zor.

Black designer bags with signatures embroidered on them

Bag an exclusive British design icon

24 Jun 2016

Four celebrated figures of British art and design have put their names to exclusive bags in aid of the British Red Cross.

A volunteer bandages a boy's foot outside Fallujah

Wounded in no man’s land: essential health care for civilians in Fallujah, Iraq

24 Jun 2016

Over 60,000 people have fled the city of Fallujah in Iraq after fierce fighting. The families, who are now reaching camps in Amriyat Al Fallujah, are in need of food, water, shelter and medical attention.

Justin Welby in Derby

Archbishop visits Derby drop-in centre for Refugee Week

23 Jun 2016

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited a British Red Cross drop-in centre for refugees on Wednesday.

Poetry Together winners Carole Ann Smith and Joshua Huw Smith with judge Carol Ann Duffy

Welsh duo’s poetry helps those facing loneliness

17 Jun 2016

A grandmother and grandson from Swansea have won the first cross-generational poetry competition supported by the British Red Cross and The Co-op Group.

Journalist wins prestigious award for outstanding reporting on refugees

17 Jun 2016

Wall Street Journal journalist Matina Stevis has won a prestigious award for her reporting on the plight Eritrean refugees.

Ian and Gwen were awarded British Empire Medals for voluntary service to first aid in Merseyside through the British Red Cross.

Red Cross volunteers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

14 Jun 2016

Three British Red Cross volunteers have been recognised for their service in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Hands holding

British Red Cross calls for immediate release of funds to tackle delayed discharge from hospital

06 Jun 2016

The British Red Cross is calling on the immediate release of funds to support people in their transition home from hospital.

Three men from the Iraq Red Crescent give a box of relief supplies to a family living in a tent

Iraq: help for families fleeing Fallujah

02 Jun 2016

As fears grow for tens of thousands of people are trapped inside the Iraqi city of Fallujah by fierce fighting, the Red Cross is supporting 850 families who fled to a safe area about 30 kilometres away.

Red Cross vehicles travel past a bombed building

Syria: aid reaches Daraya for first time in three years

02 Jun 2016

The Red Cross provided the first relief aid to reach the besieged Syrian town of Daraya since 2012. This included medicines, baby milk, vaccines and nutritional supplements. A delivery of urgently needed food is planned for Friday 3 June.

Doctors and nurses perform surgery on a patient in an operating theatre

Health centre extends vital support to mothers and babies

01 Jun 2016

Thousands of malnourished mothers and babies in Yemen will benefit from essential health services thanks to a new grant for a reproductive health unit.