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Disaster Fund Appeal

Nobody can predict where the next disaster will strike. But one thing is certain. Whether there’s an earthquake in Nepal, floods in Somerset or conflict in Yemen, the Red Cross must be ready to act as soon as we're needed.

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Why we need your help

Your donation will help support the humanitarian response to disasters like the current global coronavirus outbreak, to which the British Red Cross has recently pledged £200,000 from our Disaster Fund, supporting the international response of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to this ongoing crisis.

The funds we are sending to the coronavirus response of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will be used to support ongoing activities in the worst affected countries, like China and the Asia Pacific region, such as transporting coronavirus patients to hospitals or providing psychosocial support to people in quarantine. It will also help support Red Cross National Societies in developing countries, who may not have the health care systems to cope, to prepare for coronavirus cases, through public messaging to help people spot symptoms and get the help they need.

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When a flood, hurricane or earthquake strikes, we need to respond immediately. Donate to our Disaster Fund to ensure we can reach people quickly in future crises in the UK and around the world. 

Nobody can predict where the next disaster will strike. But one thing is certain. Whether there’s an earthquake in Nepal, floods in Somerset or conflict in Yemen, the Red Cross must be ready to act as soon as we're needed.

We rely on the generosity of people like you to help thousands of people when they need us most. By supporting our Disaster Fund, your money will be used to fund emergency response as soon as it is needed in the UK and anywhere in the world.

 

How the Red Cross is helping

Thanks to the Disaster Fund, we can make sure we’re ready to give people the help they need in an emergency – whether it’s essentials like food, shelter and health care, or other forms of support like reuniting families torn apart by crisis.

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