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Global Coronavirus Appeal

We rely on your support to help people cope with a crisis all around the world

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Red Cross personnel apply protective clothing to support coronavirus efforts

Why we need your help

We’re all living through an emergency on an unprecedented scale. Although the situation changes every day, one thing is certain: viruses know no borders

And in particular, the impact of this health crisis on some of the world’s most vulnerable communities could be catastrophic.

With a donation to our Global Coronavirus Appeal, you could help people around the world survive this pandemic.

All over the world, Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers are needed more than ever before. And it’s the generosity of our supporters that helps them work quickly and efficiently.

In these uncertain times, small acts of kindness can make a huge difference.

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

How the Red Cross is helping

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

Thanks to your support, every year:


people are trained in life-saving first aid skills


people can be helped to cope after UK emergencies

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