Here for humanity

We're here for people in crisis, no matter who or where they are. With your support we get life-changing help to those who need it most.

Together, we are the world’s emergency responders

The British Red Cross is here for humanity in the hardest moments. Whether people’s lives have been turned upside down by conflict, destroyed by earthquakes or disrupted by flooding, we're here to help them through it. It takes all the strength of our humanitarian movement in the UK and 190 other countries – and we can’t do it without you.


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Member of the Red Cross digs in rubble to rescue earthquake victims following Turkey earthquake.
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24,000 people impacted by emergencies in the UK were given practical and emotional support in 2023.

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18 million people in Ukraine were provided with essentials like blankets, hygiene items, food and water.

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14 million people affected by the Türkiye-Syria earthquake received food, healthcare and essential support.

Everyone deserves to get the help they need in an emergency

Learn what your support makes possible.

Two British Red Cross volunteers help a shivering woman after a storm and flood.

UK storms: "We're there for the human aspect"

The emotional toll of a storm cannot be underestimated. But the British Red Cross offers hope, warmth and practical support in a storm.

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Pensioner Valentyna lies in bed in Ukraine after a stroke.

Ukraine two years on: surviving one of the coldest conflicts on earth

British Red Cross funded programmes have made a life-saving difference to vulnerable people in Ukraine.

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A member of the Turkish Red Crescent  consoles a woman and her child following the February 2023 earthquakes in Turkiye and Syria

The Turkiye and Syria earthquake: one year on

Over 55,000 people were killed after powerful earthquakes hit southern Turkey and northern Syria in 2023. Find out how we've been supporting people. 

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Iryna stands outside of modular home in UKraine.

Iryna lost her family home due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. She now lives with her children in a purpose-built settlement created by the Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

There is hope. Thank you for providing housing in which we can now live – although temporary, it’s already home. The children are happy. And when children are happy, parents are happy.
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International Committee of the Red Cross leaving destroyed building in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Help us be here for humanity

Get life-changing help to people who need it most.

Get involved with the Red Cross

There are plenty of ways you can show your support, from volunteering and fundraising to shopping in our charity shops.

How to get involved with us