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Did you know that over 9 million people need help in the Lake Chad area?

In Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger over 2.6 million people have been forced to flee their homes. Millions more are in urgent need of food, water, shelter and medical care.

The scale of the crisis is unimaginable. Please help; donate to our appeal.

http://www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Lake-Chad-Crisis-Appeal

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Last week, despite freezing weather and even snow, more than 18 boats, each carrying up to 45 people, washed up on Lesvos, Greece.

The Hellenic Red Cross rescue and first aid teams were on hand to help them to safety and to treat hypothermia cases.

Unfortunately, a five-year-old child and two women with severe hypothermia after a grueling journey across the Aegean Sea could not be saved.
Photos: Caroline Haga/IFRC
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I amid mammadov ask you to help me the deal is that the consul of uzbekistan in baku called tashkent to ask for several times to give me help but they answered that I have no relationship to uzbekistan though i have an uzbek birth certificate in any place I go in baku they say we cannot help I ask for help 15 years even unhcr red crescent red cross iom baku said that they cannot help us my parents worked in uzbekistan then they married and I was born in december 9, 1982. when I was a child they come in baku and I was registered here until I was 15 years old when my mother sold our flat she got very little money from it and we couldn t buy a new one since 15 years old I suffer now I hawe a permanent residency but they say I must acguire citizenship of uzbekistan people please help us my father died mother is I'll shei 54 she cries every day please help us to get job and home I am weak that s why I cannot work hard I cannot lose my mother some russian and foreign people help us they trust us when we show them our documents we want to go back to uzbekistan but we hava no money please call us we will explain you our situation we are dying please people i have registration Baku unhcr but i stateless person to me anything don t help at our place there are no clothes i and mother on the street to us don t give tent please save us god will help you+994703073601 email newsamid@gmail.com
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Severe flooding has hit parts of northern England and Scotland. Here are the latest updates from our volunteers and staff who are helping people affected by the storm: https://storify.com/BritishRedCross/storm-desmond-red-cross-response-updates
Severe flooding has hit parts of northern England and Scotland. Here are the latest updates from our volunteers and staff who are helping people affected by the storm.
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We have to be on our toes,every minute!!!
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We want all young people to learn first aid at school.

Along with British Heart Foundation and St John Ambulance, we're campaigning to get first aid on the curriculum.

Please take a minute and email your MP to support the Every Child a Lifesaver campaign: http://bit.ly/1VRjIKg
Would you know what to do in a medical emergency? If someone collapsed in front of you, was struggling to breathe, unconscious, choking, bleeding severely, having a heart attack, an asthma attack or any other medical event? Too few of us do. We need first aid in schools to ensure that more people have the skills and confidence to step in and help in an emergency. Ask your MP to support the Emergency First Aid Education Bill on 20 Nove...
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After losing both her husband and much of her eyesight, Hilda was at her very lowest ebb – but with a little patience and a lot of care, our volunteer helped the pensioner rediscover her zest for life: http://bit.ly/1i7vKRa
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Monsoon rains have killed dozens of people and forced many more to flee their homes in Myanmar.

More than 1,000 Red Cross volunteers are finding out the scale of the damage, giving first aid and psychological support, and helping search and rescue efforts.

They have also given out essential items such as mosquito nets, cooking pots and soap: http://bit.ly/1KLfxNB
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"Luckily my husband had recently done a first aid course and knew what to do. He was already running the cold water as I carried my distressed daughter through to the kitchen."

It’s Burns Awareness Week. Make sure you know how to treat a burn.
Mum Vikki Stow describes the terrifying moment when her baby daughter got burned. Our little princess, Tamzin, is a very inquisitive soul. One morning when she was just 10 months old, she grabbed a hot cup of tea. What happened next gave me the biggest scare of my life. It was early in the morning when …
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Welcome tip!
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How difficult is it to deliver aid in Syria? 
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Aid workers need not complain about the odds!
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All animal lovers know that petting a dog helps reduce stress. That's why we’ve joined forces with Carmarthenshire Therapy Dogs to help bring comfort to lonely and isolated people. 

Twm, an eight-year-old Kelpie Collie, has recently been visiting people in Carmarthenshire. 

“I really look forward to the visits from Twm,” says great-grandmother Adrienne. “He is such a sweet and affectionate creature - he really lifts my spirits.”
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Please donate to our Europe Refugee Crisis appeal: http://bit.ly/1EHAIhF
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We have opened a support line for people affected by the Shoreham air crash. Please ring 0203 417 0300.

Trained Red Cross volunteers will be available to provide emotional support and practical advice.

The phone line will be open daily from 8am to 8pm: http://bit.ly/1LwnAeI
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“It’s the nature of the job that we do. Our volunteers are fully trained for such an incident, but you never expect it to happen."

Red Cross volunteers have been providing support to the emergency services after the Shoreham air crash: http://bit.ly/1NPyKeR
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Helping people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.
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We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities.

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British Red Cross UK Office 44 Moorfields London EC2Y 9AL