Jolly’s thin boats are moored a few hundred metres from his home in the sea-side village of Bay-ang, in the Philippines.
Christmas is a time for giving and receiving – and you can enjoy both through our wide range of Christmas events and shopping opportunities.
Unique and delicious shopping days
Get inspired by the fashion show at the City of London Christmas market or sample Gluhwein and Bratwurst at the Christmas food market in Guildhall Yard. Across town in Kensington, taste some luxurious but fat-free chocolates at the London Christmas Fair.
Want to try your luck in a raffle for a fabulous hamper? Then visit the Hexham Christmas Fair where you can shop for unique presents.
If you love Christmas carols, join us for songs by the Bedford Prep School and Pilgrims School choirs while browsing the stalls at the Bedfordshire Christmas Fair.
And if all of this Christmas shopping makes you feel hungry, stop into a Co-op store where their range of festive sandwiches will support us to provide health and social care services in the UK. More
With so many obstacles to overcome, families travelling together inevitably become separated on the road to safety.
As this video highlights, the Red Cross is helping refugees and migrants find missing loved ones and stay in touch with relatives back home through its Restoring Family Links service.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has reduced the nation to tears over a pile of parsnips.
— Bex Silvestri (@BexSilvestri) November 16, 2015
Why? Because these veggies, along with thousands of wonky carrots and misshapen courgettes, were all going to waste.
A staggering 3.9 million tonnes of food are wasted every year by the food and drink industry. Fareshare estimate 10 per cent of this hasn’t gone off – it is still good to eat.
That means enough food to make 800 million meals goes straight in the bin.
That seems mad, doesn’t it? More
Since the turn of the year, more than 814,000 people have arrived in Europe by sea.
Where are they coming from? Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea and Iraq are the top countries of origin.
Safet was left starved, bruised and shattered by the Bosnian War. Now a refugee in the UK, he has looked for his loved ones over the last 20 years. Today, the war has long passed – but people are going missing once more in the Balkans.
“They came over with heavy artillery tanks and took our town – killing people, burning houses, taking our stuff. The town was almost razed to the ground. They even killed my grandfather, who was 93.”
Safet Alic is remembering the horrific events that unfolded when he was just 21.
A Bosnian Muslim, Safet grew up in a tight-knit community of friends and family, against a backdrop of growing ethnic tensions and economic problems.
When war broke out across the former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, the civilian population in Bosnia was attacked by armed forces.
Looking back on that day, Safet says: “I consider myself very lucky to have survived.”
But the price of survival was a march to a concentration camp. More
One of the first things you notice upon arrival in Juba is the number of aircraft parked along the runway.
Not commercial passenger jets, but dozens of planes and helicopters bearing the mark of different aid organisations.
It’s indicative of the scale of the crisis in South Sudan. There is no-one in this country whose life has not been affected by the conflict, which is approaching its two-year anniversary.
- Please donate to our South Sudan Crisis Appeal
Kim Hunter’s two-year-old son Rocco died after a febrile seizure. Now Kim wants to share her experience to make sure all parents and carers learn some first aid.
“Rocco was an incredibly energetic, active boy. He got bored easily. He liked to be outside and helping me to walk the dog.