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Help us be there for people in crisis

Your regular donation could save lives

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The Red Cross has never needed you more.

Prior to the conflict in Ukraine, over 80 million people were displaced across the world. Now a further 6 million+ have joined that devastating number.

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 in crisis.

But we depend on donations to all areas of our work to be able to do what we do, and be ready for what may lie ahead.

We need your donations to launch an effective response to crises when they happen. We need them to ensure we can coordinate our operations. We need them to deliver work that can help build a community’s resilience against future emergencies. 

And we need them to deliver our vital services in the UK and overseas – including our work to reunite families who’ve been separated.  

Put simply, without these gifts we simply wouldn’t exist. With them, and with you, we can reach people with support that can be life-changing and sometimes life-saving. 

If you can help fund our work today with a regular gift, please do.

We stand for humanity

If you’re living through a crisis, we’ll listen to what you need and get you the right help – whether that’s food, first aid, cash, healthcare, or emotional support. And we’re committed to making life better for people in crisis in the UK and across the world.

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

Together, with you by our side, we are the British Red Cross, and we won’t leave anyone behind.

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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