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.
How we help
Red Cross reconnects families separated by an emergency through the National Registration and Inquiry System (NRIS). 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.
In some states, we also assist with immediate shelter 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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