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150th anniversary

Join us to celebrate 150 years of the Red Cross with a photography exhibition, live theatre, special blogs and more.

The British Red Cross is one of 188 National Societies worldwide that form The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Together we have been helping people in crisis, whoever they are, for 150 years. We think that’s worth celebrating and we hope you can join us!

Keep checking the website for the latest news and events coming up.

Photo exhibition

Look out for powerful photographs at a venue near you in 2014. The images by photo-journalist Paul Conroy tell the story of Syrian refugees in the UK and how the Red Cross has helped them. The exhibition debuted in London and is touring the UK.

You can see the exhibition in Birmingham in May and Glasgow in June.

Respect in Syria

Staff and volunteers stand in a cross formation holding photos of 22 dead Syrian Red Crescent volunteers
29 Oct 2013

On its 150th anniversary, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement called for the guaranteed safety of aid workers.

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Seeking sanctuary: photo exhibition

A boy walks alone in a dimly lit street

See highlights from an exhibition of intimate portraits of Syrian refugees living in the UK.

Blog and photo gallery >

Theatre highlights

Missed our live theatre event? See the highlights in this short video.

Food parcels and wartime memories

Prisoners of war receiving parcels from Red Cross

We have given 25 million food parcels to people in need. Here 80-year-old David shares his memories of receiving parcels.

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