Vietnam braces itself as the Philippines counts the cost of the typhoon
More than 1,200 people are feared dead in the Philippines after one of the most powerful storms ever recorded left a trail of destruction across large parts of the archipelago.
Welfare cuts and the economic downturn send soaring numbers of people to soup kitchens and food banks across Europe
Kenyan Red Cross warns the death toll of 67 still does not match its list of 71 missing people
First aid experts advise anyone eating outside to beware stings and keep a credit card to hand
Air strikes on Syria could have “catastrophic effects” on the desperate humanitarian crisis in the region, a charity has warned.
The gay and lesbian community is often too afraid to report rights violations
An unexpected boom in the number of jellyfish swarming around our coasts has prompted an unusual warning from the British Red Cross – don’t pee on a jellyfish sting.
Sharp-eyed commentators are asking whether an image released showing a military exercise taking place in North Korea was actually photoshopped
March's dismal weather has been breaking records. David Randall reports on the disruption and chaos that have hit most of Britain
Mark Wallinger's new commission, 'Labyrinth', aims to subvert London Underground's iconography and disorient the viewer
The Red Cross is distributing food aid across Europe at levels not seen since the end of the Second World War, the head of the organisation has said, showing how deeply the economic crisis and austerity measures are being felt by ordinary people.
Thousands of Syrians headed toward Turkey on Monday after President Bashar al-Assad's air force attacked populated areas near the border, Arabic and Turkish media reported.
With Sandy blown, the race must go on. But it's certainly not making life as a campaign manager any easier. When Mitt Romney turned a recent event into a disaster relief rally, aides worried that supporters would ruin the photo-op by arriving without supplies to donate.
The British Red Cross's disaster response manager reports on the challenges facing aid agencies in and around Syria
A car bomb ripped through Beirut today, killing a top security official and seven others, shearing the balconies off apartment buildings and sending bloodied residents staggering into the streets in the most serious blast the Lebanese capital has seen in four years.