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Search and Rescue Appeal

In 2016 The British Red Cross launched its Search and Rescue Appeal to help fund the activities of two rescue boats operating in the Mediterranean Sea.

We continue to fundraise for our European Refugee Crisis Appeal which is used to fund our work with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and the rest of Europe. 

Why the Red Cross is helping those at sea

Rescue boat

Two Red Cross rescue boats are helping people to safety in the Mediterranean. Read why we help those at sea.

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Along the migratory trail

Montage of migrants holding maps with their journeys highlighted

The Red Cross supports refugees along every step of their journey. Read why people take such risks to find safety. 

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Life on board our rescue boat

Man comforted by Red Cross staff aboard the Responder

Read more about life on our rescue boats and the stories of the people who board them. 

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