For over a century, the British Red Cross has been helping protect and support people who have been forced to leave their country fearing persecution.
From aiding wounded soldiers to therapeutic care – see what the British Red Cross has accomplished throughout the past 140 years.
See some of the posters from our historical collection, illustrating our work over the last hundred years.
From driving motorised ambulances to tracing missing and wounded soldiers, this photo gallery shows some of the ways our volunteers helped in the First World War.
Our work changed a lot between the First and Second World War. Take a look at some of the new services we introduced, like first aid for motorists.
See photos showing how Red Cross volunteers helped soldiers and civilians in the Second World War.
See some of the quilt squares sewn by civilians interned at Changi Prison in Singapore during the Second World War.
The National Health Service (NHS) was created in 1948, but we still had a role to play in the nation's health and care. Find out more.
When the world wars were over, the government established the NHS. The Red Cross had a major role to play in helping patients while the NHS was finding its feet.
The British Red Cross has been involved in emergency response for over a century. See photos of some of our major UK responses.
See photos charting the development of the Red Cross' therapeutic care service, which started as a beauty care service for women in hospitals in the 1950s.
When Germany occupied the Channel Islands during the Second World War, islanders were cut off from family and food. Read their recollections of 60 years ago.