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Emergency relief

 

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a lead player in responding to disasters wherever they occur around the globe.

Australian Red Cross, through its links with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, plays a major role in that response.

Emergency water and sanitation
As part of the Red Cross Movement, Australian Red Cross provides technical assistance in emergency water and sanitation to countries affected by disaster. This includes sending water and sanitation specialists, equipment, and conducting training in preparation for emergency response.

Emergency shelter
As part of the Red Cross Movement, Australian Red Cross provides technical assistance in emergency shelter to countries affected by disaster. This includes sending shelter specialists, shelter materials, conducting training in preparation for emergency response, and participating in shelter coordination forums.

Health and nutrition
As part of the Red Cross Movement, Australian Red Cross provides technical assistance in emergency health and nutrition to countries affected by disaster. This includes sending health and nutrition specialists, and conducting training in preparation for emergency response. Australian Red Cross works with ICRC to implement a nutrition program in Sudan for malnourished children. Australian Red Cross works with IFRC to implement a health and care program in Afghanistan.·        

Relief supplies
During disaster, Australian Red Cross stands ready to support Red Cross National Societies with relief supplies. Australian Red Cross has prepositioned an emergency stock for this purpose.


Typhoon Haiyan

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Red Cross is assisting hundreds of thousands of people, who are rebuilding their lives after Typhoon Haiyan. Read more.

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Communicating with people in disasters

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Effective two-way dialogue with survivors of disasters is as critical as the delivery of aid itself. Read more.