Red Cross reconnects families separated by emergencies.
During an emergency response, Red Cross focuses on individuals and works with communities to enable people to be treated with dignity and that their basic human needs are met.
Emergency Response: How we help
Red Cross has launched a new and improved Register.Find.Reunite service to help register, find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster.
Our personal support volunteers help people to cope emotionally and practically during and after an emergency by providing useful practical information and advice, and assisting people to access services.
Emergency response in some states includes assisting with immediate emergency housing and food and food needs by providing a meal and hotel for the night for a family who has just lost everything in a single house fire, through to helping manage evacuation centres during larger-scale emergencies.
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