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01 May 2009 description
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Heavy rainfall since the middle of February has caused widespread flooding in Angola, displacing more than 80,000 people from their homes. A British Red Cross household economic security (HES) team was deployed on 1 May to assess the situation and work out how families can best recover.

27 Apr 2009 description
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A British Red Cross team specialised in preventing the outbreak of disease is heading to Namibia where the worst floods in decades have forced thousands from their homes.

Flooding on the Zambezi has already affected more than half-a-million people in Namibia and Angola, with the thousands forced out of their homes and now living in camps particularly vulnerable to disease.

To help combat the threat, the five-member British Red Cross Mass Sanitation Module (MSM) is equipped to deal with the sanitation needs of up to 20,000 people, and also works to prevent sanitation related diseases …

01 Apr 2009 description
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As protesters take to the streets, our chief executive, Sir Nicholas Young, speaks about the Red Cross' hopes for G20.

For most of us, the figures being thrown around as governments struggle to overcome the economic crisis are beyond comprehension.

It is virtually impossible to grasp the idea of $1 trillion dollars, what can be understood though is the difference money, or the lack of it, can have on individual people's lives.

As chief executive of the British Red Cross, there are two straightforward and universally applicable laws of economics I could not fail to have …

08 Nov 2004 description
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At 5pm on November 8, Blue Peter launched a new appeal on BBC1.