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Support People In Crisis

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Donate to help the General Fund appeal

For over 150 years we’ve been helping people in times of crisis, in the UK and around the world.

Our network of incredible staff and volunteers means we are uniquely placed to reach people in fearful, uncertain times.

We are part of a global voluntary network that helps people, no matter who or where they are. From large-scale crises to personal emergencies, we support people experiencing hunger, conflict, loneliness, or diseases like coronavirus.

A donation to our general funds means we can support people facing crisis, in whatever form that takes. It provides essentials like food, medicine and clothing to those in need. It helps people safely home from hospital and provides cash assistance. It pays for first aid training, provides social care, and means we are ready to help wherever the need is greatest.

It’s the generosity of our supporters that enables our work to happen quickly and efficiently. We rely on your support to keep us going.

With your help, we’ll continue to provide vital humanitarian support for people in the most vulnerable situations, and work to prevent them from falling through the gaps.

There is someone who needs you today. Your donation can change their life.

How has the Red Cross helped?

We refuse to ignore people in crisis. We help people cope with disasters, conflicts and personal crises in the UK and overseas.

In 2020, thanks to your kindness, we helped provide:


medicine deliveries


food deliveries

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