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

Libya Floods Appeal

Thousands are feared dead, and more are missing after torrential resulted in mass flooding and landslides. Derna, which is home to 90,000 people, has been submerged with entire neighborhoods reported to have been swept away.
Over 200 volunteers from Libya Red Crescent are responding, providing life-saving assistance to people impacted by the disaster.

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Morocco Earthquake Appeal

The devastating earthquake in Morocco has left thousands dead and injured. Many more have lost their homes and livelihoods. Buildings have collapsed, roads are blocked, and the loss of electricity and mobile connectivity is making the situation more difficult.

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Sudan Conflict

Fighting in Khartoum and other parts of the country is putting lives at risk. Millions of civilians have not left their homes and have now run out of essential supplies like food, water. Thousands of people have been injured and need immediate medical attention, but hospitals are running out of supplies. The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement together with Sudanese Red Crescent Society are on the ground supporting tens of thousands of people providing first aid services and emergency relief assistance, as well as supporting health facilities. Your support today can make a life-saving difference – protecting and saving the lives of victims of armed conflict and violence.

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Türkiye and Syria Earthquake

This appeal is to support those in need following one of the most powerful quakes in Türkiye and Syria in at least a century. Over 2,300 have been killed as hundreds of buildings collapsed, and thousands more have been injured.

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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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Afghanistan Crisis

The situation in Afghanistan is complex and the humanitarian need is urgent. Millions of people have been impacted by the chronic scarcity of food, clean water, shelter and limited access to medical assistance. With your help we can continue to provide much-needed lifesaving assistance. Please donate today.

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