Our vision is of a world where everyone gets the help they need in a crisis. More than 21,500 volunteers and 4,100 staff at the British Red Cross work together to help individuals and communities prepare for, cope with and recover from emergencies. This includes everything from disasters and conflicts to individual injuries and personal challenges.

Our work includes support in emergencies, refugee support, independent living services and first aid and humanitarian education. We operate both in our own right and as part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network, which has more than 17 million volunteers across 190 countries. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

For more information, visit the British Red Cross website.


Recent Updates

Providing safe sanitation one year into the crisis in Cox's Bazar

Mike Adamson, Cheif Executive of the British Red Cross and a DEC trustee, meets the people in limbo in the world's largest refugee camp.

DRC: As Kasai humanitarian crisis reaches new heights, Red Cross expands response to cholera outbreak

The insidious spread of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens to dramatically worsen what is already one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

British Red Cross - DEC Emergency Appeal for People Fleeing Myanmar

Over half a million people have fled the violence in Myanmar to Bangladesh and are in desperate need of medical attention. The British Red Cross are doing all they can to provide medical aid but it is still not enough. Please, donate now and you can help provide the medical attention they need: http://bit.ly/2hFI2l5

Cholera in Yemen: the numbers behind the world's worst outbreak

Shocking statistics from the ground tell the terrible story of the world’s worst cholera outbreak.

Children hit worst in Yemen’s cholera epidemic

Without treatment, this disease spread by dirty water and contaminated food can kill youngsters within hours.