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Young refugees write letter inspired by closure of Dubs Amendment

22 Feb 2017

A group of young refugees and asylum seekers have written a letter appealing for safer routes for children fleeing conflict or persecution.

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Closure of Dubs scheme brings risks to child refugees

09 Feb 2017

The Red Cross is concerned for the welfare of thousands of unaccompanied children across Europe following a decision by the UK Government to close a viable route to safety.

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Red Cross figures show refugee destitution on the rise

02 Feb 2017

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers are being left destitute in the UK without the support they are entitled to from government.

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Red Cross part of newly launched Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

31 Jan 2017

The British Red Cross is proud to be part of the cross-party Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness being launched today in parliament.

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Award for young refugees project

25 Jan 2017

A project designed to help young refugees integrate into communities in Britain has secured £1million in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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British Red Cross shocked by deaths of civilians and six Red Cross aid workers in Nigeria

18 Jan 2017

The British Red Cross is saddened by the deaths of civilians and six aid workers from the Nigerian Red Cross following an airstrike.

A group of men and boys, one wearing a Red Cross jacket, stand near the back of a water tanker with a row of filled water containers on the ground

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.

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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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