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Shop for Grenfell
Description: Thanks to the generosity of the local community after the Grenfell Tower fire, there are now enough excess donations to fill around 40,000 boxes – the equivalent of three football pitches.
  28 Jun 2017   41s 80 0
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British Red Cross | Grenfell Tower Response
Description: British Red Cross volunteers and staff have been helping people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. This includes supporting at the Grenfell Community Assistance Centre, providing practical and emotional support around the clock.
  26 Jun 2017   1m25s 0 134 0
Refugee Week Conversations Project: Manchester
Description: Filmed in time for Refugee Week, this series of conversations give a voice to refugees, their families, their friends, and those they live alongside. In the final film of the series, friends Ann and Marzia meet in Oldham Library. Marzia, 51, a former family court judge and advocate of education for girls and women, talked about her reasons for leaving Afghanistan and how she has found her new life in Oldham. Marzia was supported by the British Red Cross when she came to the UK and has since volunteered for the organisation. Having come to Oldham with little English, she learned the language and now works for local MP Debbie Abrahams.
  23 Jun 2017   3m4s 6 156 0
Refugee Week Conversations Project: Glasgow
Description: Filmed in time for Refugee Week, this series of conversations give a voice to refugees, their families, their friends, and those they live alongside. In this, the third video in the series, Stephen, who works for the British Red Cross, meets 93-year-old Henry Wuga in Glasgow. Henry came to Glasgow from Nuremburg in 1939 aged 15, having been sent on a Kindertransport by his mother. After writing letters home to his mother in Germany through an aunt in Brussels, the then teenaged Henry was put on trial in the High Court in Edinburgh for corresponding with the enemy. He was then imprisoned before being interned on the Isle of Man. He was eventually released because he was under the legal age to be detained. His wife Ingrid left Dortmund in 1939. She also ended up in in Glasgow and put her skills to use for the war effort, sewing collars onto army uniforms. Henry and Ingrid met at a Jewish refugee club in the city when they were 18. Two years later, they married. In conjunction with the Holocaust Survivors Trust and the Association of Jewish Refugees, the couple still regularly give talks to schools and have told their story to the Scottish Parliament. Henry was made an MBE in 1998 for his work with The Limbless British Ex-Servicemen's Association.
  23 Jun 2017   4m10s 1 118 0
Refugee Week Conversations Project: London
Description: Filmed in time for Refugee Week, this series of conversations give a voice to refugees, their families, their friends, and those they live alongside. In the third video in the series, lifelong friends Theresa and Meena returned to their old school in Haverstock, London. They have been friends since attending Haverstock School between 1973 and 1976. Both had come to the UK as refugees.
  23 Jun 2017   2m17s 6 95 0
Refugee Week Conversations Project: Bristol
Description: Filmed in time for Refugee Week, this series of conversations give a voice to refugees, their families, their friends, and those they live alongside. In this, the second video in the series, four refugees get together near the iconic the Clifton suspension Bridge in Bristol to mark Refugee Week. Taking part were Jamal Rasouli, from Iran, Zeinab Abdelrahman, from Sudan, Mohammed Osman, from Eritrea, and Qerim Nuredini, from Kosovo, who have all been supported by the Red Cross.
  22 Jun 2017   3m48s 2 139 0
Refugee Week Conversations Project: Liverpool
Description: Produced in time for Refugee Week, this is the first in a series of conversations giving a voice to refugees, their family members, their old school friends, and those they live alongside. The hope is to remove some of the stigma people attach to refugees and asylum seekers. To show them as they are: normal people living normal lives. In this touching video, Everton in the Community coach Lee Johnson speaks to three young refugees about how the football sessions were helping them settle in the UK. Jacob a 21-year-old former professional footballer from Kenya, is claiming asylum in the UK. He is joined by his friends, Abdul, 27, and Orhan, 23, who are both are refugees from Syria.
  21 Jun 2017   2m53s 9 296 0
Yemen | In the grip of a massive cholera epidemic
Description: Yemen is in the grip of a massive cholera epidemic, with the number of cases rising daily. More than 900 people have already died and there are over 124,000 suspected cases. There are so many patients there that people are sharing beds. Two years of conflict already devastated Yemen’s health care system and the current crisis is pushing it to the brink. To help, the Red Cross is providing lifesaving IV fluids, rehydration salts and antibiotics to hospitals across Yemen.
  13 Jun 2017   32s 6 255 0
In Pakistan, emergency cash grants provide a lifeline to families
Description: In 2016, severe flooding in Pakistan’s Balochistan province destroyed over 1,000 homes and left over 8,500 people needing support. British Red Cross partners the Pakistan Red Crescent gave cash grants to over 1,000 families so they could buy essentials including food, medical care and materials to rebuild their homes. Simple text messages gave people a unique code that they could exchange for cash at local shops. This helped not only the families in need but also kept the economy going doing the emergency.
  28 Jun 2017   1m6s 1 56 0
Red Cross emergency response in Manchester
Description: The We Love Manchester Emergency fund, launched by Manchester City Council and the British Red Cross, will support those who have been injured or bereaved by the attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May. Since the attack, our staff and volunteers have been providing practical and emotional support in hospitals, both to families and hospital staff. Find out more; www.redcross.org.uk/Manchester
  31 May 2017   42s 8 501 0
Syria Refugee Crisis | Cash support in Jordan
Description: Ahmad and his family are Syrian refugees living in Jordan. Like many other families, Red Cross cash grants help them pay for essentials like rent and food for their children.
  19 May 2017   39s 5 194 0
Family Reunion | 18 months apart
Description: Like so many Syrian families, the Khalils have been forced to live separate lives. For 18 months, Amir had not seen his wife or children. The Red Cross has helped Amir bring his family over to the UK. In April, we joined him as he was reunited with his family in arrivals at Heathrow airport. Our family reunion travel assistance programme reunited more than 750 families in the UK last year, including nearly 1,900 children. The largest group were, like the Khalil’s, from Syria. Without our family reunion work thousands of refugee families could not access a safe and legal route to see their loved ones again. For more information on our family reunion work, see: redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Refugee-support/Our-services-for-refugees.
  12 May 2017   1m22s 7 1651 0