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Support in UK emergencies

When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies.

How we can help

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We support the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services, local authorities and health authorities to help those most affected by UK crises.

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How to prepare for emergencies

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Learn what to do in a flood, fire, terrorist incident, heatwave or other unexpected emergency.

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Emergency response volunteering

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Day or night, in an emergency you’ll be there to help when someone needs it most.

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Latest UK emergency response news

Two delegates have been sent to help British nationals caught up in the Paris terrorist attacks.

Chris helped people get through harrowing moments after last month’s Tunisia shootings.

We provide support to women and children after a human trafficking raid by Greater Manchester Police.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow will raise money for the Red Cross


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Disaster Fund

Help the Red Cross prepare for disasters. Your donation will be used in the UK or overseas.

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