Famine looms in Gaza and nowhere is safe for civilians

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Nine months on and civilians continue to pay the highest price. Famine looms and there is nowhere safe to go.

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"This conflict is made up of thousands of individual tragedies"

By Béatrice Butsana-Sita

On a trip to the Middle East, British Red Cross CEO Béatrice Butsana-Sita saw how civilians were paying the price of the conflict in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank.

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What is the Red Cross doing to help hostages in Gaza?

By British Red Cross

As a neutral intermediary, the International Committee of the Red Cross plays an important practical role once the release of hostages has been agreed.

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Emergency response teams evacuate children after explosions in Ukraine

Red Cross evacuates Okhmatdyt children's hospital in Ukraine 

By British Red Cross

The Ukrainian Red Cross supported supported patients and residents after explosions in Ukraine on 8 July.

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Red Cross reasons to be hopeful about climate change

By British Red Cross

The effects of climate change are happening now, and we have to adapt. But Red Cross projects helping people adjust to climate change, and arereason for hope.

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The Red Cross response to the Africa food crisis

By British Red Cross

There is no quick fix to the food crisis facing countries across sub-Saharan Africa. That’s why local Red Cross and Red Crescent teams are providing short-term aid and long-term solutions that are built to last


Climate change: why the time is now

Volunteers pull a man in a raft through a flooded street in the UK.

Our commitment to climate change

People are feeling the impact of climate change now, and humanitarian needs are increasing day by day.

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Emergency response volunteer Kenny drives through floodwater in a British Red Cross vehicle to reach the community of Fishlake, Doncaster.

Are extreme weather events becoming more frequent?

The Met Office’s senior climate scientist Nikos Christidis explains the link between extreme weather events and climate change

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"African voices must be heard at COP26"

Dr Asha Mohammed, Secretary General of the Kenyan Red Cross, on why communities on the frontline of climate change must be heard

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Madagascar: The aftermath of Cyclone Batsirai

By British Red Cross

Thousands of people in Madagascar had to flee their homes in the wake of Cyclone Batsirai. The Red Cross is helping with emergency shelter, cash grants, supplies and clean water.

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Our Emergencies Fund

When disaster strikes, the first few hours are critical. Our Emergencies Fund helps us to respond quickly and give people urgent help in the UK and overseas.