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Red Cross responds to request for information from DFID

27 Feb 2018

In response to a request from the Secretary of State for International Development, the Red Cross has submitted a document showing how we ensure our safeguarding policies are being implemented effectively.

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British Red Cross Statement

23 Feb 2018

This statement by the British Red Cross is in response to allegations of sexual misconduct in the aid sector.

Carol Looby with service user Angela Softly

Budget 2017: still not enough funding for social care, but government Green Paper is coming

22 Nov 2017

British Red Cross is disappointed that today’s budget has not addressed the funding shortfall for adult social care in England.

A view of London's Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday showing wreaths, Remembrance Day poppies and memorial cards

Volunteers to represent the Red Cross at national Remembrance events

10 Nov 2017

British Red Cross volunteers will join The Prince of Wales in celebrating Remembrance Day at national events on Sunday.

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Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers at risk of loneliness

26 Oct 2017

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK are at risk of becoming isolated and lonely because they live in poverty.

Grenfell victims to receive further £5.5 million funding

22 Sep 2017

A further £5.5 million of funds raised from public donations are to be distributed to survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster.

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Two years on from the Care Act, progress is ‘too slow’ says British Red Cross

22 Sep 2017

Local authorities are struggling to meet their obligations to prevent, reduce, or delay the need for care, according to a new Red Cross report.

The Bangladesh Red Crescent is providing water, food and other aid to people who have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, from Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Red Cross launches appeal for people fleeing Myanmar violence

15 Sep 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an urgent appeal to help people affected by violence in Myanmar.

An image from the Netherlands Red Cross shows some of the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.

Red Cross launches Hurricane Irma Appeal

07 Sep 2017

The British Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Red Cross report shows first aid ‘could help ease the pressure on A&E’

24 Aug 2017

First aid education could contribute towards easing the pressure on A&E, a new report by the British Red Cross has found.