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"It's the worst food crisis in decades, but it's not making headlines." - @andoh_adjoa Right now, there's a food emergency across parts of #Africa, with over 117 million people struggling without the food they need. Share this post and learn more: bit.ly/AdjoaAndohTW
We are saddened to hear the news about Raymond Briggs. His iconic The Snowman character has helped us to spread the message of kindness and friendship to thousands of schools and young people across the country. twitter.com/PenguinUKBooks…
From droughts in Kenya, to heatwaves here in the UK, the changing climate is impacting people around the world right now. Dust off your bike, choose your distance, and sign up to Ride for tomorrow to help take on the climate crisis together: bit.ly/RideForTomorro…
Temperatures are due to soar again this week, so in today's poll, we want to know... Have the recent #heatwaves made you think more about climate change?
The @ifrc is scaling up its response to the #HungerCrisis across the African continent. Tune in to our channels for regular updates on humanitarian needs and our response. Obrigada Cruz Vermelha de Angola @MukhieOmer @PKremer1 @DekunleCharles @NaemiHeita twitter.com/IFRCAfrica/sta…
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We're pleased to have contributed to this important report by @unhcr and @BritishRedCross detailing the risk of exploitation that #refugees and #asylumseekers face and how it must be addressed moving forward... Read more: buff.ly/3BJy5y2
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People all around the world continue to be #ForcedToFlee not by choice, but by circumstance.
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Important new report by @BritishRedCross & @UNHCRUK on risks of exploitation and #ModernSlavery for people seeking asylum in the UK. People seeking protection should be safe from further harm. Policies & practices must keep people safe, rather than focusing solely on compliance. twitter.com/RedCrossPolicy…
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New British Red Cross research with @UNHCRUK out today documents the risks of exploitation faced by people seeking safety in the UK. redcross.org.uk/at-risk-exploi…
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Aliona and her cat Ramsik have been best friends for six years. Together with her husband and mother-in-law, they fled from Eastern Ukraine to Lviv when the conflict started. Aliona hopes they can return home soon, so Ramsik will feel better again. #InternationalCatDay
Recently during a deployment 📟 for@LeicRutland_ERR, part of@CentralRedCrosss supporting@LFRSFireControll incident, seeing the impact of#powerofkindnesss and the effect of the#redcrosss emblem and effect of positive communication was really touching and emotional �twitter.com/britishredcros…9i
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Türkiye is facing a sweltering heatwave while battling wildfires 🔥 in the south. Across the country,@Kizilayy volunteers mobilize to provide humanitarian aid 📦 and psychosocial support ❤️‍🩹 to affected communitieCU8
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Many parts of the world continue to experience record-breaking temperatures and severe heatwaves. If you're caught in a very hot weather, here are some tips to stay safe and cool.
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In #Niger, cereal production has dropped by 39% compared to the previous harvest. The percentage of degraded lands is increasing due to climate chocks. #RedCross (@crniger) is helping communities to improve agricultural production by rehabilitating degraded lands in Zinder.
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Had such an epic day at @TwitchLondon - loved the venue, the vibes and the awesome people! AND it was so nice having a lil @BritishRedCross Operation Red meet-up before the event ❤️ You guys are the best!
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LONDON DEPLOYMENT: RE:ACT is currently working in partnership with local authorities, @IslamicReliefUK, @LondonFire and @BritishRedCross to support those affected by the fire at Bethnal Green #deployment #londonfires
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This a post full of love and gratitude to our pets. 🐶🐱🦜🐹🐭 Even when a conflict or a disaster hits, they stay by our side bringing joy and relief. 🥰 How does your pet help you? Share your stn8a1LRn
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We are concerned by the escalation of armed hostilities. If this cycle of violence spins out of control, it will bear heavy consequences for civilian populations. We call on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law.
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Volunteering can be emotional and so rewarding. ❤️ Join us: bit.ly/JoinUsAsAVolun…
@BritishRedCross emergency response volunteers are supporting people affected by the fire in Shoreditch. twitter.com/LondonFire/sta…
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It was an event that shook the world. On the fourth of August 2020, the port of Beirut was rocked by two massive explosions. The @RedCrossLebanon responded immediately & since then with support from @ifrc, they’ve remained by the side of communities. We are #WithLebanon.
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For Mouna, receiving cash aid was an empowering form of support. The cash aid programme, provided by @SYRedCrescent, supported by @BritishRedCross, is just one of the ways we’re continuing to help families secure their basic needs in #Syria. Learn more: redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-…
In Gambia, numerous households are badly affected by floods. People are stranded in the middle of nowhere, helpless and vulnerable. Meanwhile our @GambiaRedCross volunteers are out since 4 am supporting families affected by the floods.
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Community awareness and engagement on #GenderBasedViolence prevention and response is one way we can #EndGBV. In #Kalobeyei, our team implements GBV clinical management and uses several initiatives to empower youths and adolescents, both in school and out of school
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Hunger is one of the most undignified sufferings of humanity. To alleviate human suffering, we must rise to this challenge through collective mobilisation and action. #Food_Security, #Climate_Change & #Migration were central to @sahel_plus meeting hosted by @AlgerianRed
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British Red Cross does critical work at home and with our Red Cross Movement parters working to end human trafficking. @jagan_chapagain @RMardiniICRC @Francescorocca @MichaelAdamson5 twitter.com/britishredcros…
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“We completely lacked food, and the little we had on the farms was eaten by wild animals.” Fatuma Jilo's family is one among many in #Kenya suffering the consequences of the food crisis.
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Looking for things to do with the kids over the summer holidays? Our Summer Kindness calendar is aimed at children aged 5-11. Weekly activities to encourage acts of kindness, build resilience, and support wellbeing. Download now bit.ly/SummerKindness… #MondayMotivation
If you're inspired by Semhar & Sophia's story of strength and courage, click the link to read more this #AntiTraffickingDay: bit.ly/InHerFootsteps Don't forget to share with your friends & family. This programme is possible thanks to support from players of @PostcodeLottery
"Many of them went to bring us water as if they were giving it to their parents..." ⬇️
"When they came to us, we weren't afraid of anything, and we slept well. They made us feel safe and they looked after us." ⬇️
She'd felt too uncomfortable to walk alone at night, or even wash..." #EndHumanTrafficking ⬇️
Through vital practical and emotional support, the teams help people to regain their sense of wellbeing, dignity and safety and move forward with their lives. ⬇️
The @SSRCS, alongside the @BritishRedCross, @danskrodekors and @AhfadTC supports women and girls affected by trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence across the region. This programme is possible thanks to support from players of @PostcodeLottery. #EndHumanTrafficking ⬇️
People who have fled some of the worst situations imaginable face yet further dangers on arrival in Kassala. Sadly, Kassala state is notorious for its incidents of human trafficking. #EndHumanTrafficking ⬇️
Having to navigate the world of adulthood without a mother is difficult, especially when you’ve been exposed to a multitude of dangers, simply because of your gender. But Semhar, 35, has helped Sophia,13, fill that void. Read their story below. ⬇️ #EndHumanTrafficking ⚠️TW
Human traffickers increasingly use online platforms, including social media channels, to recruit victims & attract clients. On Saturday's #EndHumanTrafficking Day, @UNODC shares tips on how to protect yourself & your loved ones while using the Internet. unodc.org/unodc/en/endht…
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Friends don't let friends share misinformation. On Saturday's #FriendshipDay and every day, #PledgeToPause and take time to verify facts before sharing information online. pledgetopause.org
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Ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, we call on the international community to join forces to #EndHumanTrafficking once and for all.
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The changing climate is causing more weather-related emergencies here in the UK. But what’s the Red Cross doing about it? Our teams are on the front lines ready to respond to crises and keep people safe, as well as helping communities to better prepare for the future. ⬇️
The @metoffice launched its new report: The State of the UK Climate. But what’s it all about, and why does it matter? Find out here: bit.ly/StateOfTheUkWe… #StateOfUKClimate
⚠️ EARTHQUAKE UPDATE ⚠️ Several houses and infrastructures in different locations are severely damaged after a 7.3 magnitude #earthquake shook #Luzon this morning. 📷: PRC Ilocos Sur Chapter, PRC Abra Chapter #AlwaysFirstAlwaysReadyAlwaysTheree#PRCLifelineOfThePeoplee#LindollL
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Afghan Red Crescent teams are providing communities hit hard by flash floods with much-needed relief, including food, tents and blankets. Their efforts are a reminder that investing in local institutions is critical to humanitarian responses in the crucial days after a disaster.
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Floods may have receded in Bangladesh, but Bangladesh Red Crescent’s work continues, helping communities recover in a sustainable way and strengthening resilience to future disasters. Rina Das and her family received cash support from @BDRCS1 to help rebuild their livelihoods.
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The economic crisis in Sri Lanka is tipping into one of the country’s worst humanitarian crises in decades, with millions of people in urgent need of humanitarian aid. We need international support now to avoid the worst. We at @ifrc are providing support to @SLRedCross.
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How vulnerable is your postcode area to extreme heat? With heatwaves on the rise across the UK, the BBC has launched a new heat hazard map using satellite data from 4 Earth Intelligence. Take a look and follow our advice to prepare for the next heatwave: bbc.in/3OzDZnX
Retrained in first aid today thanks to the @BritishRedCross and I couldn’t highly recommend it enough. First aid not only saves lives, it reduces recovery time and prevents unnecessary trips to hospital. Which we know are all struggling 🤍.
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Proud beagle mam moment. My boy has walked every step of the 108 miles Red Cross Ukraine appeal challenge with me. I thought he should be the one with the photo of our medal #MilesForRefugees @BritishRedCross
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For more ideas and inspiration on activities to support your wellbeing, check out our free resources: bit.ly/WellbeingSuppo…
Now that the school holidays have begun, you may be thinking about things to do with children. Here are six activities you can try (with kids or just yourself), to make you feel good and encourage kindness. ☺
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