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What we stand for

Australian Red Cross is building a better society based on people helping people.

We save lives and support people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote the laws of war. And we work to assist our most vulnerable community members – no matter their circumstances.

We work with politicians, policy-makers, organisations and the public to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.

We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives.

We will always focus on the needs and perspectives of vulnerable people, in our areas of expertise.

We are bound by our Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.

We won't make any public statements that jeopardise our Principles or the ability for us and our movement partners to continue to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found, in Australia or overseas.

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Learn more about our goals and roadmaps for action.

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Our vision

Human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all.

Our purpose

We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

Our purpose is to reduce suffering across Australia and internationally through mobilising the power of humanity.

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