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Syrians need urgent support this winter

22 Dec 2014

Millions of Syrians face an uncertain winter as vital aid funding begins to dry up.

Volunteer Graham Claxton responds to Lambeth roof collapse

Too much festive spirit(s)? We’re ready to help

22 Dec 2014

As thousands hit the town for Christmas party season, our first aiders are stationed in city centres across the UK to help those whose high spirits lead to injuries.

Hannah Morris (left) and Cara Saunders (right) from the Red Cross with a selection of the donated toys.

Schoolchildren donate Christmas toys to young refugees

19 Dec 2014

Generous children in South Wales are going straight to the top of Santa’s ‘nice’ list, after giving away toys to young refugees in their area.

A Sierra Leone Red Cross burial team prepares to collect a body from a house in Kissy, Freetown

Ebola crisis is long-term fight, warns head of Red Cross

12 Dec 2014

The head of the IFRC has warned that there is no quick fix to halting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Red Crescent worker and child in Homs

Syria's refugees still need our help

08 Dec 2014

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is growing and the UK needs to do more to help, says the British Red Cross – on the eve of a UN conference on resettlement.

Jiferson Cueto from the Philippine Red Cross preparing rescue boat during Typhoon Hagupit

Typhoon Hagupit continues slow sweep across Philippines

07 Dec 2014

Millions of people face an agonising wait as Typhoon Hagupit continues to make its way across the Philippines.

Volunteers are handing out noodles, bread and sacks of rice to families affected by Haiyan

Concern grows as Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines

06 Dec 2014

The Red Cross is preparing its emergency response to Typhoon Hagupit, after it struck the Philippines on Saturday afternoon.

Red Cross volunteers at a FareShare stand in Tesco

Yes, we ‘can’: donate your tinned goods

28 Nov 2014

Our volunteers will be collecting food donations at Tesco stores this weekend, to support families hit by food poverty – and you can do your bit to help.

Daniel Redhead, Humanitarian Citizen Awards winner

‘I raised £56k in memory of my friend’

26 Nov 2014

Daniel wins a Humanitarian Citizen Award after raising over £50k for leukaemia research.

Charlotte Wealthy, Humanitarian Citizen Awards winner

Why Charlotte looks so app-y...

26 Nov 2014

Charlottle wins a Humanitarian Citizen Award for helping young people deal with mental health issues.


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