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“Alexa, open first aid”: Red Cross launches first aid skill for Amazon Echo

12 Apr 2017

The Red Cross is the first education provider in the UK to launch a first aid app for Amazon Echo.

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Westminster attack: how we help after an emergency

23 Mar 2017

A team of Red Cross volunteers was ready to help people affected by yesterday’s attack. But what do we do in the aftermath of an emergency?

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Red Cross launches East Africa Crisis Appeal

09 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as millions of people across East Africa face critical food shortages.

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Red Cross welcomes Spring Budget social care funding and long-term plan

08 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross welcomes the government’s announcement to allocate £2 billion to social care in the UK and the recognition of a long-term plan.

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Red Cross report reveals plight of asylum seekers trapped in destitution

05 Mar 2017

A new Red Cross report has revealed the bleak situation faced by refused asylum seekers in the UK.

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Red Cross thrilled by first aid opportunity of PSHE announcement

02 Mar 2017

The British Red Cross is thrilled by government plans that could see all children in England learning first aid at school.

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Young refugees write letter inspired by closure of Dubs Amendment

22 Feb 2017

A group of young refugees and asylum seekers have written a letter appealing for safer routes for children fleeing conflict or persecution.

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Closure of Dubs scheme brings risks to child refugees

09 Feb 2017

The Red Cross is concerned for the welfare of thousands of unaccompanied children across Europe following a decision by the UK Government to close a viable route to safety.

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Red Cross figures show refugee destitution on the rise

02 Feb 2017

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are being left destitute in the UK without the support they are entitled to from government.

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Red Cross part of newly launched Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

31 Jan 2017

The British Red Cross is proud to be part of the cross-party Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness being launched today in parliament.

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