Humanitarian workers are normal people doing extraordinary things in the most vulnerable regions of the world.
When natural disasters strike or conflict breaks out, our international humanitarian workers (known as delegates) are ready to be deployed no matter when or where emergency situations arise. Australian Red Cross delegates also play a major role in long-term development by supporting and complementing the work of our partner National Societies.
Australian Red Cross maintains a delegate register of highly screened and trained humanitarian workers who are deployed to international events when local capacity is overwhelmed or where additional specialist resources are required. Most often these deployments take place through fixed-term contracts into the operations Red Cross Movement partners such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, or the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies who each play a specific role in responding to humanitarian needs.