Video: Australian Red Cross aid workers respond to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
About Red Cross aid workers
From treating weapons-wounded patients in a field hospital to preventing the spread of water-borne diseases after a flood, Red Cross aid workers are there for people in their most vulnerable times.
Each year Australian Red Cross sends over 100 specialist aid workers overseas. Their expertise complements the work of thousands of local Red Cross staff and volunteers on the ground - whether in times of disaster or armed conflict, or to support long-term community development.
The Australian Government has supported Red Cross to send aid workers overseas since 1990.
What aid workers did in 2013/2014
Read our aid workers annual report for more information.
Where do aid workers work?
Aid workers are sent to the most vulnerable parts of the world, sometimes within 24-48 hours in the case of en emergency.
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Photo: Courtesy Catherine Gearing