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Emergency response

Whether in the UK or overseas, we respond to hundreds of disasters every year. From floods and fires to terrorist attacks, we're among the first to arrive, and we stay long after the crisis is over.

Current emergency appeals

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Find out how you can help us support disaster survivors.

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Support in UK emergencies

Emergency response volunteers carrying a man on a stretcher

When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies.

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Help after emergencies around the world

Sudanese Red Crescent volunteer hands out relief items

Aid workers and volunteers give life-saving support after conflict and disasters.

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Recovering from disasters

Red Cross delegate handing over boat registration documents after tsunami

We are working in several countries to help communities recover from devastating disasters.

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Emergency response volunteering

Volunteers comforts a couple after an incident

Volunteer with us and be there to help people in a UK emergency. 

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Read about the disasters we've raised money for in the past, and find out how we've made a difference to millions of people, thanks to the public's support.

A little bit of knowledge can go a long way. Learn what to do in a flood, fire, terrorist incident or other unexpected emergency.


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Download our emergency response app today.

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