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

British Red Cross - Nepal: on the road to recovery

The road is long and winding but Nepal is recovering from the 2015 earthquake.

DEC Member British Red Cross responds to the Yemen Crisis

The British Red Cross is responding to the Yemen Crisis. Watch this video to find out what they are dealing with. 

British Red Cross YouTube: From Syria to Germany - Leen's story

Leen is from Syria. A million people crossed the Mediterranean by boat last year. 91% are from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. A third are children. This is her story.

British Red Cross: Syrian voices

Stories from the heart of the Syria crisis.


Excited young faces look round a stack of brightly coloured Lego. Who can build the tallest tower? Whose will be the most colourful? You can see similar scenes anywhere in the world, but these children are in Homs, a key battleground in the Syrian conflict.