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How Aid Works podcast

Life on the frontlines of humanitarian aid.

Stories from the field

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Welcome to season two

Meet the people who treat the wounded in war zones, organise shelter after earthquakes and run hospitals during epidemics.

Season two of our How Aid Works podcast is a no-holds-barred look at the lives of Red Cross aid workers. You'll get personal insights, wise advice and brutal honesty. You'll hear stories of despair in a hospital, hope on a battlefield and love in (literally) a time of cholera.

If you've ever donated to an aid agency or wanted to be an aid worker, this is the show for you.


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Listen to How Aid Works episodes: season two

Earthquake, War, Famine, Flood … Interested?

It's a job you can't wait to leave and can't wait to return to. We look at how to break into the field of humanitarian aid work, with an honest assessment of how to survive this terrifying, frustrating, addictive job.

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Catch-up on season one

Have you only just discovered this podcast? Feel free to check out our first season.

How do you stop an epidemic that's killed the local doctors? How do you solve a problem like 80,000 refugees and no toilets? Season one of How Aid Works takes you inside the crises that made the news, and the ones that didn't.

Listen to season one here


What's next?

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