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Asylum seeker on the Azure payment card

New report reveals stigma and hunger for asylum seekers who have to live without cash

25 Jul 2014

A report by the British Red Cross exposes the failings of the Azure payment card – and calls for asylum seekers to receive this support in cash.

A man in a medical uniform and another man support an old woman

Red Cross launches Gaza and Israel Appeal

24 Jul 2014

As fighting in Gaza and Israel continues, the British Red Cross has launched an appeal to fund vital help for people affected.

Men and women run holding a stretcher

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.

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