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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.

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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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Winter brings deadly illness threat to Iraq

23 Jan 2015

Freezing weather has put people fleeing violence in Iraq at greater risk of deadly illnesses.

Emergency response volunteer helps elderly evacuees

Volunteers respond in wake of Scottish storms

12 Jan 2015

Fierce storms across northern Scotland left thousands without power last week, and our emergency response teams have been working round the clock to help.

A boy stands in front of some tents

Older people and children most at risk in Iraq

09 Jan 2015

As freezing weather grips the Middle East, the president of the Iraqi Red Crescent has called for urgent help for those forced from their homes by violence.

Comic tells the story of young refugee Ebrahim

Award success for Refugee Week comic

06 Jan 2015

Our comic with graphic novelist Karrie Fransman has won a Broken Frontier award, in a year when nominations received a record-breaking number of votes.

Roger Smith in a Red Cross warehouse

New Year's honour for Red Cross stalwart

31 Dec 2014

A British Red Cross director has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list after 20 years with the charity.


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