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Even before the Ukraine Crisis began, over 80 million people across the world had been forced to seek refuge and asylum to escape persecution, conflict and death. Women, children and families from Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, and dozens of other countries have had to flee their homes and risk their lives just to try and find safety.

Now another 10 million people have joined that devastating number. Which means the work we’re doing is needed more than ever.

There’s never been a more important time for the British Red Cross – and every member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – to be there for people, both around the world and in the UK.

If you donate to the British Red Cross today, you’ll be making a real difference for people in crisis, wherever they are.

How donating to the Red Cross supports people in need.

Whether you’re going through a crisis in the UK or overseas, we will always listen to what you need and work to get you the right help – whether that’s food, clothing, first aid, cash, healthcare, or emotional support.

We’re committed to supporting people in crisis in the UK and around the world, but we can’t do this without you.

The emergencies might be different – from dealing with heatwaves, floods or drought caused by climate change, to leaving your country to find safety, or suffering alone with poor health – but we are always there for those who most need our help, without discrimination and always with kindness.

Donate to the British Red Cross today.

Why donate to the British Red Cross?

Your donation to the Red Cross can help us to support people in crisis in the UK and around the world. Our teams work in 192 countries under the same red cross emblem – a powerful symbol of protection.

As a proud member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, we have unique access to a network of incredible staff and volunteers. This means that even in dangerous, uncertain times, we can reach the people who need our help.

But we’re nothing without you. Put simply, without the kind people who donate to the Red Cross, we wouldn’t exist.

We need charitable donations to all areas of our work to launch an effective response to global and UK crises when they happen.

Your regular Red Cross charity donations help ensure that when a disaster strikes, we can quickly coordinate our operations and deliver vital support.

When you donate to us, your kindness means essentials like food, shelter and medical treatment will get to people in crises in the UK and overseas.

Thanks to people like you, we can reach communities to provide support that can be life-changing, and sometimes life-saving.

So if you can help fund this vital work today with a regular gift or donation, please do give what you’re able to.

Donate to the Red Cross.

Where do your British Red Cross donations go?

  • £10 could help fuel two of our emergency vehicles to reach people in crises in the UK.
  • £30 could provide a cash grant to a household in Myanmar to support them to build latrines.
  • £65 could pay for an ambulance and crew to take people to and from hospital for a day, helping to ease the strain on the NHS.
  • £85 could help to provide agricultural training to a farmer in Kenya affected by climate change to support their livelihoods.

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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