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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

The Red Cross and the Yemeni Red Crescent are providing two million people in Yemen with humanitarian aid through a co-ordinated programme.

A British Red Cross first aid team who helped people in the aftermath of the Shoreham Air Show has been given a prestigious award.

Red Cross teams on standby as Storm Frank threatens further flooding across the UK.

Red Cross volunteers are helping people affected by floods in northern England and Wales.

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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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