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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

One hundred trucks have delivered aid to tens of thousands of people in a besieged Syrian town.

Within hours of the earthquake that struck on 16 April, the Ecuadorian Red Cross had begun responding to the emergency.

A powerful earthquake has hit Northern Ecuador leaving many dead and more than 1500 injured.

The Red Cross is helping people to recover from the largest cyclone ever recorded in Fiji, which left 44 people dead and thousands homeless.

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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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