We know how important food is for those facing crisis, whether they’re in Kettering or Kazakhstan. More
Namibia is the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa and is increasingly suffering from droughts.
The north of the country is home to a number of disparate tribal groups. Some depend on crops for their livelihoods, others on cattle farming.
The Red Cross is working with these communities to help prepare them for natural disasters by providing them with relevant training and cash grants while they recover from the effects of drought.
As well as threatening lives and homes, cyclones can wipe out people’s incomes. And with no way of earning money, those affected will struggle to rebuild their lives after the wind and waves die away.
That’s why protecting incomes – and even finding new ways of making a living – are key parts of a Bangladesh Red Crescent programme helping about 60,000 people prepare from and recover from cyclones. More
In a small town square in the Kathmandu Valley, a powerful theatre performance is spreading life-saving information – with the help of a little star power.
The play is called Let’s Live Ourselves and uses drama and comedy to pass on simple messages about preparing for earthquakes. It’s funded by the Nepal Red Cross and features Surbir Pandit, one of Nepal’s top television actors.
Street theatre is a great of way of getting vital information to people who might otherwise miss out on it. And it can have a huge emotional impact – the play brings tears from one audience member. More
For most of us in the UK, the journey to get clean water involves walking across the room and turning on a tap. So the idea of having to walk for three hours to get clean water is unimaginable.
But for millions of people across the world, access to safe water is still a struggle. As of 2011, an estimated 768 million people worldwide lacked access to safe water.
Knife crime is a deadly serious issue for young people – who accounted for over a third of all UK casualties last year. That’s why our new short films will be a big help.
It only takes seconds to stab someone, and just minutes to bleed to death.
That’s perhaps the worst thing about knife injuries: the speed at which everything happens.
Anyone who’s been stabbed needs to be treated immediately – it’s literally a life or death matter. But all too often bystanders don’t know what they should do, and so lives are lost. More
Child birth in Sierra Leone is a risky affair – one in 23 women die as a result of pregnancy-related causes.
The West Africa nation has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world and women also suffer from having a low social and economic status.
It’s within this context that the Sierra Leone Red Cross, with support from the British Red Cross, is working with men and women to promote maternal and child health, as well as disease prevention and treatment. More
At the age of just 14, Morgan Spence has already crafted himself an enviable reputation in the world of film animation.
The creator of our Lego Disaster Island film, the young Scot has been producing stop-motion animations since 2011.
In that time, his films have racked up more than 1.8 million views on YouTube, while he has also produced a music video for renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold. More