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A group of people practise rescue breaths on dummies during a first aid course

MPs brush up on their first aid skills

18 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross will be in Parliament today to help MPs brush up on their first aid skills.

Red Cross workers distributed relief supplies to a women in an urban area of Ukraine

Ukraine crisis: Red Cross supports people who fled their homes

14 Jul 2016

A serious conflict is continuing in Ukraine. The fighting has become more violent in recent weeks. The Red Cross is helping thousands of families with cash grants to buy food and vouchers for other essential supplies.

South Sudan Red Cross out in town

Renewed violence in South Sudan's capital

13 Jul 2016

After fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital Juba over the weekend, Red Cross staff are beginning to assess the situation there. Armed confrontations have escalated in Juba from Thursday 7 July.

Muhammad and Amal outside their home

Red Cross calls on MPs to help separated refugee families

12 Jul 2016

Today the British Red Cross, along with partner organisations, is hosting a parliamentary event focussing on how changes to those rules can help alleviate suffering. Family reunification: making it work for the most vulnerable will be hosted by Conservative MP David Burrowes. The event is calling for the Government to do more to reunite families safely and legally.

A woman's head and shoulders

Destitution rising among refugees and asylum seekers

11 Jul 2016

The British Red Cross helped almost 5,600 destitute refugees and asylum seekers in the first half of 2016. This figure is up 16 per cent from the same period in 2015.

Red Cross volunteer Beryl Bennet giving her acceptance speech after winning a Welsh Volunteer of the Year award

90-year-old Red Cross volunteer wins top Welsh award

30 Jun 2016

A 90-year-old British Red Cross volunteer has won a Welsh Volunteer of the Year award for her role running a Red Cross shop.

Red Cross volunteers at a FareShare stand in Tesco

Volunteers needed to help tackle hunger

30 Jun 2016

The British Red Cross is urging its supporters to volunteer for a few hours this weekend to help hungry families in the UK.

Volunteers distribute food parcels from a truck to waiting crowds

Essential food and medical care to Syrians fleeing besieged areas

27 Jun 2016

More than 500 children, many of them malnourished, were among those given essential food and water in Syria this week. The Red Cross, through our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crscent, helped 1,500 people who fled besieged areas of Al-Raqqa, Palmyra and Dier ez-Zor.

SARCOM vehicle blocks a road in the Scottish Highlands to allow an air ambulance to land

Red Cross volunteer helps at crash in Scotland

27 Jun 2016

A British Red Cross volunteer helped support casualties when he unexpectedly found himself at the scene of a serious road incident in the Scottish Highlands.

Black designer bags with signatures embroidered on them

Bag an exclusive British design icon

24 Jun 2016

Four celebrated figures of British art and design have put their names to exclusive bags in aid of the British Red Cross.


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