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A man walks through the mud at the camp in Grande-Synthe, France

Real risks for children in Calais following closure of the Jungle

28 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross is extremely concerned to hear reports of children sleeping rough following the demolition of the Calais Jungle.

A team of fundraisers at one of Co-op's stores

Co-op and Red Cross mark first year tackling loneliness together

26 Oct 2016

Today marks one year since the partnership between the British Red Cross and Co-op got fully underway to help tackle loneliness and social isolation in the UK.

Tricia Earp from the British Red Cross and Neil Odin Deputy Chief Officer Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service at the celebration event at Hightown Fire Station

Red Cross celebrates 20 years with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

26 Oct 2016

This month the Red Cross and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrate 20 years of working together to help people in crisis.

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.


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