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Red Cross brings water and health care as Gaza conflict continues

22 Jul 2014

For more than two weeks, staff and volunteers have been working relentlessly to help people caught up in the fighting in Gaza.

Michael Moon makes a food donation in Tesco

Huge food collection results in millions of meals

18 Jul 2014

Our volunteers have been helping with a nationwide food collection, which so far this year has brought in enough grub for 5.1 million meals.

Dr John Alcindor blue plaque

Recognition at last for the ‘black doctor of Paddington’

16 Jul 2014

A determined doctor who overcame bigotry and prejudice to help others during the First World War has been honoured with a heritage blue plaque.

Couple waiting for relative found through the international tracing and message services

Creative writing competition launches on the theme of 'searching'

23 Jun 2014

To mark International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August, the British Red Cross has launched a creative writing competition on the theme of ‘searching’.

The aftermath of the flooding in Doboj, northern Bosnia and Herzegovina

Balkan floods – rebuilding lives one month later

16 Jun 2014

One month after widespread floods hit the Balkans, people are beginning to return home. But the recovery will take time.

Displaced people on the streets

British Red Cross launches Iraq Crisis Appeal

16 Jun 2014

As violence in Iraq forces half a million people from their homes, the British Red Cross has launched an Iraq Crisis Appeal to fund essential relief including food, clean water and shelter.

Our wheelchairs help D Day Normandy veterans

16 Jun 2014

A group of elderly veterans faced the prospect of missing the recent D-Day commemorations in Normandy – until we stepped in and loaned them wheelchairs.

Comic tells the story of young refugee Ebrahim

Launch of Refugee Week comic by graphic novelist Karrie Fransman

13 Jun 2014

Yesterday saw the launch of Over under sideways down – a comic book that charts the highs and lows of a young refugee’s journey to the UK.

Overcrowding at a checkpoint in Iraq

Red Crescent helping families fleeing violent clashes in Iraq

13 Jun 2014

Half a million people have reportedly been made homeless by fighting in Iraq. The Iraqi Red Crescent is providing emergency help to thousands of people.

Men and women walk among damaged buildings

Third Syrian Red Crescent volunteer dies in as many months

11 Jun 2014

A Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) volunteer has lost her life while carrying out humanitarian work, the third such death in as many months.

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