British Red Cross
03/26/2017 at 09:30. Facebook
Nobody likes to think of their child being in an emergency situation, but learning first aid will give you the confidence to be able to help should you need to. #learnandshare simple skills to help keep babies and children safe: [ Link ]

Baby and Child First Aid
British Red Cross
03/25/2017 at 15:40. Facebook
Claire went into labour during the Greater Manchester Marathon last year. Thanks to two of our volunteers, Claire is able to celebrate Mother’s Day with her daughter tomorrow.

'I'm grateful for my family this Mother's Day'
British Red Cross
03/24/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
We asked our Twitter followers what baby and child #firstaid skills they’d like to #learnandshare. Would you know how to help if a baby was choking?
Learn what to do and share with friends and family: [ Link ] #FridayFirstAid
British Red Cross
03/23/2017 at 19:11. Facebook
We are truly saddened by yesterday’s attack.
British Red Cross
03/21/2017 at 17:26. Facebook
Older people are affected by loneliness and social isolation, but they’re not the only ones.

Older people and loneliness: five things you need to know
British Red Cross
03/21/2017 at 12:36. Facebook
Tune in now to hear our colleague Alexander Matheou discuss the severity of the East Africa crisis.
Happy 100th birthday to Dame Vera Lynn. In 1942 she published this letter in our wartime magazine, supporting the role we played in helping prisoners of war.
Drought and conflict have left millions of people in need of aid in East Africa. Please text ACT to 70000 to give £5.

Thank you Bill Nighy for supporting the East Africa Crisis Appeal!
We asked our Twitter followers what #firstaid skills they’d like to #learnandshare. Would you know how to help someone who has hypothermia? #FridayFirstAid
Learn what to do and share with friends and family: [ Link ]
Win a defibrillator worth £1000 for your sports club, team, league or weekly class - and a fitness tracker for yourself!
To enter simply share the video and comment with the name of your sports club you’d like to nominate.
(Ends 5:30 Monday 20 March)

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Abdi and his family walked 93 miles to find food and water in Somalia. Sadly, his grandson didn't survive the journey. Drought is forcing families like Abdi’s to flee their homes and farms.

Somalia: one family's fight to survive the drought
We've launched an urgent appeal with the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help millions of people facing hunger in East Africa.

Our teams are delivering life-saving aid, but we need to reach more people. Please help: [ Link ]

East Africa Crisis Appeal
East Africa is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in living memory. Conflict has also forced millions of people to flee their homes.

With your support, we can bring vital help to people in desperate need. Please donate now: [ Link ]

We are a member of the Disasters Emergency Committee, which brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis.
Five years after fleeing their home in Syria, Sarah and her children still live in a makeshift tent in Lebanon.

Like Sarah and her family, half of Syria's population have fled their homes. [ Link ]
Whilst we cannot give legal advice, we aim to equip you with the skills and confidence to help someone in a first aid emergency. Don’t let the fear of being sued make you a bystander this Good Samaritan Day.
Share if you would feel confident and willing to step in and help.
“I’ve been with the Red Cross for about 15 years. I’ve never seen anything like this.”

Our CEO Mike Adamson reflects on a recent visit to Syria, where people have been struggling to survive amid conflict for six years. This is what he saw:
They say that as a doctor, you're a window on society. Nowhere is that truer than in Lebanon, neighbour to war-torn Syria.

‘To see a child in trouble is like being struck in the heart’ — Operating on Syria’s broken bones.
We asked our Twitter followers what #firstaid skills they’d like to #learnandshare. Would you know how to help someone who was having a seizure? #FridayFirstAid
Learn what to do and share with friends and family: [ Link ]
How a little support can go a long way after the loss of a loved one.

“I finally felt like I was getting to grips with things"
Severe hunger is threatening the lives of millions of people across parts of East Africa. As drought and conflict continue, the situation is deteriorating.

We’ve launched an urgent East Africa Appeal. Please act now: [ Link ]