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Representatives from the British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service receive a giant cheque from the National Lottery in Wales

National Lottery surprise for the Red Cross

25 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service received a huge surprise when a National Lottery player revealed their application for funding had been successful.

A woman and child are helped from the Responder boat after being rescued at sea by the Red Cross and MOAS

Red Cross launches emergency search and rescue appeal

19 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross is asking the public to help save thousands of lives by donating to our search and rescue operations.

Ian and Gwen McMichan from Litherland were awarded British Empire Medals for voluntary service to first aid through the Red Cross.

Red Cross staff and volunteers receive honours

18 Oct 2016

Three Red Cross members have recently received honours to recognise their outstanding contributions through the work of the movement.

A young girl sits on the ground eating a piece of bread as other people sit behind her looking down

Iraq: Red Cross responds to Mosul onslaught

17 Oct 2016

The Red Cross is ready to start providing humanitarian aid to up to a million people expected to flee their homes in the wake of fighting in Mosul, which started this morning.

Bryar, a refugee from Iraq, peering out of his tent at the Grande-Synthe refugee camp in France.

Red Cross supports refugee children on journey from Calais to UK

17 Oct 2016

The UK government has begun to transfer the most vulnerable children from the Calais “jungle” camp ahead of the proposed demolition of the camp. We are supporting the first 14 children moving from Calais to the UK today.

A hand, dirty with mud, holds up green shoots from young plants

New report launches: saving lives today, investing for tomorrow

13 Oct 2016

Investing in risk reduction saves both lives and money. This is the important message of a Red Cross report set to launch on 14 October.

People holding hands

Red Cross calls for release of care funding

13 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has reiterated its call for the release of health and social care funds being held by the UK government, following a review from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released today.

A child holds a toddler in a muddy refugee camp

Refugee children to be rescued from Calais 'Jungle'

12 Oct 2016

Our report highlighted the plight of refugee children left to fend for themselves in the Calais ‘Jungle’. Now Home Secretary Amber Rudd has committed to protecting these children and bringing them to the UK.

A man stands in front of a very large damaged building surrounded by rubble

Red Cross mourns death of a colleague in Yemen attacks

10 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross is sad to report the death of our colleague in Yemen, Ibrahim Abu Taleb. He was killed by attacks on 7 October along with at least 140 other civilians.

Haiti. October 2016 View of the town of Jeremie, one of the areas most affected by hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew appeal – donate now

07 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help people affected by Hurricane Matthew.


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