Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement based in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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11 Aug 2018 description
report British Red Cross

“Here our job is human. I can’t leave it, I can’t stop.”

Dr Anisa, a doctor with British Red Cross partner the Yemen Red Crescent, speaks from a battered clinic in Sana’a, Yemen.

Once, she was a hospital specialist. The clinic was a thriving health centre for mothers and babies.

But now, Yemen is caught up in deadly conflict. Dr Anisa is now a GP working in one of the only clinics where people can get free healthcare. Patients travel for hours to see her every day.

Like many doctors in Yemen, she hasn’t been paid in two years.

22 Dec 2017 description
report British Red Cross

In 2017 the world faced a series of devastating humanitarian emergencies, not least here in the UK - making it one of the most demanding years for the British Red Cross since WWII. Here’s a look back at 2017 in numbers

  • 9m – people in the UK reported as always or often lonely

  • 200 – tonnes of donated clothes, blankets, toiletries and essential items by members of the public following the Grenfell Tower Fire

  • 24.1m – people facing food shortages in East Africa (across Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan)

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

24 Oct 2017 description
report British Red Cross

By Matthew Carter • Oct 23, 2017

On the steep hillsides near the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, a ramshackle collection of camps and settlements have sprung up.

Conditions here are extremely harsh – almost everyone is sheltering under plastic sheeting – with heavy rain and mud spreading sewage and washing homes away.

Over half a million people have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, the majority of them women and young girls.

17 Oct 2017 description
report British Red Cross

With peak hunger season approaching in Southern Africa, many rural communities are once again feeling the strain.

In rural Zimbabwe alone, it’s forecast that 1.1 million will be food insecure between January and March 2018.

But one community is bucking the trend, having reaped the rewards of a Red Cross community resilience project.

Brain food

A nutritious bowl of porridge is something the pupils at Mabhiza School enjoy every morning – but just six months ago this wasn’t possible.

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Jobs

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13 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 22 Aug 2018 British Red Cross

British Red Cross (BRC) is seeking a consultant to undertake a research project with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to identify enablers and blockers to sustainability of V2R programmes, focusing on community involvement and community structures. This will include an evaluation of the sustainability of the V2R coastal programme, identification of enablers and blockers to sustainability, and testing of these enablers and blockers in the V2R Kurigram programme, to determine whether the programme should be sustainable.

10 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 30 Aug 2018 British Red Cross

Humanitarian Policy Adviser

Salary: GBP 38,000

Location: London

Duration: Permanent

This role is based within the Humanitarian Policy Department in the British Red Cross International Directorate. The successful candidate will develop, lead, and implement a range of policy initiatives aimed at improving humanitarian outcomes for people affected by crises.

08 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 21 Aug 2018 British Red Cross

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, we help them in their recovery and rehabilitation.

07 Aug 2018 description
job Closing date: 21 Aug 2018 British Red Cross

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, we help them in their recovery and rehabilitation.

27 Jul 2018 description
job Closing date: 16 Aug 2018 British Red Cross

EMPLOYER: British Red Cross TITLE: Country Manager - Nepal LOCATION: Kathmandu, Nepal CONTRACT: 24 Months

Refusing to ignore people in crisis