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Cyclone Pam: "It was like a monster"

20 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has pledged £490,000 to bring aid to cyclone-hit Vanuatu and nearby countries.

Hassan in bare field, Ethiopia

Acute food shortages hit countries in Africa’s Sahel region

19 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has pledged more than half a million pounds to help people caught up in a growing and under-reported crisis in Africa.

Australian nurse Anne Carey joined the fight against Ebola, working at the Red Cross treatment centre in Sierra Leone.

Brits say “Ebola doctors are heroes, but keep away from me”

18 Mar 2015

A British Red Cross poll has found that most British adults admire the work of Ebola health-care workers, but would avoid any contact with them in the UK.

Water surges through trees

Red Cross on the ground after Cyclone Pam

16 Mar 2015

Aid workers are rushing to help after Cyclone Pam brought death and destruction to hundreds of Pacific islands this weekend.

J K Rowling receives our Humanity Award

J. K. Rowling gets humanitarian award

10 Mar 2015

The British Red Cross has today presented J.K. Rowling - author of the Harry Potter series of books - with its prestigious Humanity Award.

When severe rains brought unusually high flooding to southern Malawi, hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless, forced to crowd together in tents and temporary camps.

Flooding leaves thousands homeless in Southern Africa

04 Mar 2015

Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by unprecedented flooding across Southern Africa.

Asylum seeker on the Azure payment card

Save up for pots and pans? Now these asylum seekers can

23 Feb 2015

For most people, putting aside and saving money for pricier items is all part of the weekly budget. But this wasn’t possible for many asylum seekers – until now.

A man places a cloth on the head of a wounded woman

New help for Ukraine as violence worsens

11 Feb 2015

The British Red Cross is set to give £100,000 to help people caught up in fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Two woman stand behind a till and another woman holds a book

Screen legends clean out their cupboards to boost water appeal

05 Feb 2015

Sheila Hancock and Victoria Wood have made unique donations to the British Red Cross Clean Start Appeal, which is bringing safer water to people in Kenya and Bangladesh.

Roxane Dacey, staff nurse Corrina Newman and Zaneta Podgorska

Government funds extra Red Cross A&E support

04 Feb 2015

The government has given the British Red Cross £500,000 so our volunteers and staff can offer vital support at 17 extra hospitals over the next 12 weeks.


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