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Looking back on an active year


Australian Red Cross reflected on another year of care and commitment with the release of A year in review 2014/2015, the organisation's annual report.

Thursday December 17, 2015

Australian Red Cross reflected on another year of care and commitment with the release of A year in review 2014/2015, the organisation's annual report.

Red Cross' second century of humanitarian action in Australia started off with much of the same work the organisation has become well known for. This everyday work ranged from building bridges into the community for those who are disadvantaged and disconnected, to helping families build nutrition skills and providing education about the laws of war. Volunteers and staff also provided support through a spate of natural disasters in Australia early in 2015 and helped communities to recover over the following months.

One of the year's biggest challenges and greatest humanitarian responsibilities came with the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Amid death and tragedy, Red Cross provided medical care, buried people with dignity, and helped communities understand how to protect themselves. Brave local volunteers and international organisations came together to stop the spread of the extremely deadly disease.

Closer to home, Red Cross stepped up its advocacy for refugees and people seeking asylum, spearheading a public campaign encouraging people to know the facts about these vulnerable groups of people. The organisation also developed a new Reconciliation Action Plan to guide the way to a prosperous, safe and healthy future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Visit our online annual report hub, A year in review 2014/2015 to learn about these actions and more. You can also read about the many supporters who make this work possible, along with how you can join Red Cross to continue making a difference in 2016.

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