International Emergency Appeals and Development Projects

The Irish Red Cross works to provide rapid emergency assistance and long-term development aid for many of the world’s most unsettled regions.

The Irish Red Cross is a proud member of the world’s largest humanitarian network. With millions of local volunteers all over the world, the Red Cross is well placed to act quickly and get the help to where it is needed when crises or disasters strike. We prioritise emergency life-saving assistance including the delivery of food and non-food items, clean water and sanitation, medical support, and shelter assistance to people affected who need it most. The Irish Red Cross is also engaged in long-term international development projects.

Our current international emergency appeals

Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

The devastation and escalation of hostilities in Gaza are taking a deadly toll on thousands of men, women, and children throughout the region. Your support will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement efforts to provide food, shelter, water, and medical aid to those in urgent need.

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Since 16 April Afghanistan has been experiencing unusually heavy seasonal rains. New waves of flash flooding and subsequent mudslides have swept across multiple provinces in the northeast region of Afghanistan, killing hundreds and destroying thousands of homes, livestock and agricultural land.
Thousands of displaced people have no homes to return to after their houses were swept away. With your help we can continue to provide much-needed lifesaving assistance.

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Sudan Conflict

One year after the outbreak of violence, the volunteers and staff of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) are still working around the clock with limited resources to meet massive humanitarian needs. More than one-third of the country’s population, 17.7 million people, are facing acute food insecurity.

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Ukraine Crisis

Families in Ukraine are facing fear, freezing temperatures, and an uncertain future. Now, more than ever, we need your help to deliver life-saving supplies to the most vulnerable. Please Donate.

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Years of conflict in Yemen have resulted in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises in history.
Today, more than 20 million people across Yemen are suffering from malnutrition, lack of medicine and poor sanitation. Your support is urgently needed. Please donate today and help save lives.

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Following more than a decade of conflict, the people of Syria continue to face a grave and prolonged humanitarian crisis with increasing levels of vulnerability. Today, millions of people within Syria – as well as those who have fled to neighbouring countries – are reliant on the ongoing and daily provision of humanitarian assistance. Please donate today and help us to continue our work to support those in need.

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