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Red Cross works with the most vulnerable people and communities in Australia and internationally. Our work is focused around seven priority areas.

Emergency services in Australia »
Strengthening national emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

International programs »
Increasing international aid and development.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples »
Together as partners with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Social inclusion »
Overcoming social exclusion by providing bridges back into the community.

Stronger communities »
Tackling entrenched locational disadvantage.

Protecting people in war »
Championing international humanitarian law.

Migration support »
Addressing the impact of migration.

Photos: Sustainable Image/Australian Red Cross (Good Start Breakfast Club); Australian Red Cross (tsunami relief); Chris Knight/Australian Red Cross (tracing reunion); Lisa Fitzgerald/Australian Red Cross (Community Visitor Scheme).

Centenary 2014

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Explore 100 years of Red Cross in Australia and learn how you can be part of the great Australian story. Go to the Centenary 2014 site »

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