A Red Cross worker in red jacket and helmet hugs a person wearing a winter coat and hat, with rubble from a destroyed building in the background.

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Civilians, including children and wheelchair users, holding possessions walking down a dusty path, with destroyed buildings and rubble in the background. They have been forcibly displaced from Gaza City to the southern Gaza Strip on the second day of the declared 4-day truce in Gaza City.

Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territory appeal

We’re on the ground treating casualties and providing lifesaving first aid to all who need it.

ICRC teams deliver 16,200 litres of potable water to Olenovka village in Donbas.

Ukraine two years on: The Red Cross response

Since the conflict escalated two years ago we've supported over 18 million people, but help is still needed in Ukraine.

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Whatever time, skills and experience you have to give, you can make a difference. Become a volunteer.

Your monthly gift could save lives. Help us support for refugees and other people in crisis, in the UK and abroad.

Discover the inspiring story of Joe Carstairs; ambulance driver, fastest woman on water, and pioneer of her time. 

What we do

See how we support and provide health and social care services in the UK. 

See how we help people who are facing hunger, conflict or have to flee their home.