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Essential water supplied to Damascus amid severe shortage

17 Jan 2017

After two main water supply lines were cut, millions of people in Damascus, Syria are facing acute water shortages. The Red Cross and Red Crescent are providing water across the city.

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Red Cross volunteers respond to east coast flooding

13 Jan 2017

British Red Cross volunteers and staff are helping people affected by a potential storm surge along the east coast of England.

snow in a refugee camp in Greece

Severe weather brings fresh misery to refugees in Greece

11 Jan 2017

Severe winter weather in Greece is bringing fresh misery to the 62,000 refugees who have been living outside in unsuitable camps.

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Red Cross calls on government to allocate funds for health and social care

06 Jan 2017

As A&E departments across the UK experience one of their busiest weeks ever, the British Red Cross is reiterating its call on the government to allocate funds for health and social care.

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New Year's honour for Red Cross volunteer

31 Dec 2016

British Red Cross volunteer Mrs Stella Cummings has been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

An ambulance drives through the mist at night

Syria: Aleppo evacuation completed

23 Dec 2016

The Red Cross and Red Crescent have completed the evacuation of some 35,000 people from eastern Aleppo.

A man in a Syrian Arab Red Crescent jacket writes on a clipboard while women in headscarves look on

Syria Crisis: Essential aid reaches Aleppo as fighting intensifies

29 Nov 2016

As fierce fighting continues in Aleppo, the British Red Cross and our partners are supporting 1,000 families forced to flee their homes with essential food, shelter, water and medical care.

Ben Harrison, overall winner of the Humanitarian Awards

British Red Cross recognises inspiring young people across UK

15 Nov 2016

Britain’s young heroes were recognised this week at the 2016 Red Cross Humanitarian Awards.

Red Cross volunteers at the Remembrance Day parade in London, 2016.

Red Cross volunteers mark Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2016

British Red Cross volunteers will be taking part in Remembrance Day commemorations across the country this weekend.

A surgeon operates on a patient in a hospital near Mosul, Iraq

Red Cross support for the only hospital near Mosul

10 Nov 2016

The Red Cross is supporting the only hospital near Mosul that can treat the wounded and sick fleeing fighting in the area.

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