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Red Cross responds to bushfires in Victoria and New South Wales

We’re offering psychological first aid and helping reconnect families in Bega and South-West Victoria.

Syria: Is there still hope?

It’s been seven years since Syria’s conflict began – is there still hope?

Our humanitarian sisterhood

On International Women's Day we want you to meet 10 great women we know.

Massive earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has devastated Papua New Guinea, with parts of the country now in a state of emergency.

Seven years is too long in Syria - Opinion

There are 400,000 people trapped in Eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of the Damascus. Another day in the seven-year-Syrian war. Another tragic siege.

Support in North QLD floods

They’re a tough lot, North Queenslanders,” Red Cross volunteer Karen says at the end of a couple of days making calls to people caught up in recent flooding.

The Sea of Flowers Phenomenon

A new paper highlights the important role in public grieving played by temporary memorials – the sea of flowers and other items that springs up temporarily at times of collective trauma.

A licence to a new life

It’s a journey that left both Paula and her Red Cross mentor Jen in tears of joy in the Roads Department office the day she passed her licence test.

More support for victims of forced marriage

Red Cross will provide more support to victims of forced marriage following an announcement by the Federal Government.

Tropical Cyclone Gita

Taikivu’s roof was ripped off in the cyclone, but his family has a dry place to sleep tonight

Why you should prepare your mind for an emergency

How you react to stress during and after an emergency can have a huge impact on how you cope and subsequently recover.

A lifeline for stranded WA family

An emergency food drop by helicopter.

Spirits high at evacuation centre

Offering support to community evacuated from Daly River, NT.

Women help each other find strength

A new program in Queensland is welcoming newcomers and helping women connect to their community.

The question that sparked change for reconciliation

What would Red Cross look like if its staff, volunteers and clients were all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?

The power of connecting with community and country

Footballers trained in suicide awareness, men camping in cars to tackle violence and Indigenous aged care residents re-energised to be back on country.

The next steps to reconciliation

Reconciliation begins with learning the truth about who we are. This week, Red Cross asks all Australians to be part of the next big steps in our nation's reconciliation journey.

In South Australia, heatwave help is at hand

Telecross REDi has been activated in SA ahead of heatwave conditions this long weekend.

Syria: Attack on humanitarian convoy is an attack on humanity

Red Cross Red Crescent is outraged by the horrific attack on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in rural Aleppo.

Surprise a child with an IKEA Let’s Play for Change gift

IKEA is supporting Australian Red Cross’ migrant support programs to inspire kids and give them hope for their future.

Statement on fraud in West Africa

Australian Red Cross has confirmed that funds from its Ebola appeal were highly unlikely to have been illegally taken – following the fraud uncovered by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).

Spare human life in eastern Aleppo

Thousands of civilians are in grave danger in the final moments of the battle in eastern Aleppo.  

Red Cross outreach worker supporting a local woman.

Six months after Cyclone Debbie, life is far from normal

It's been half a year since Cyclone Debbie crossed the north Queensland coast, and many people in the cyclone's path still carry the emotional scars.

Responding to a week of wild weather

Floods, winds and bushfires – we’ve just been hit by all of them. It’s time to prepare for whatever comes next.

Red Cross to provide aid to besieged Syrian towns

Red Cross and Red Crescent have finally been granted permission to enter and deliver aid to the besieged community of Madaya.

Red Cross Red Crescent meets to create a better future

The 21st session of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies General Assembly wrapped up this week in Antalya, Turkey.

Red Cross Nurses Honoured at Florence Nightingale Ceremony

Five Australian Red Cross nurses have been honoured with the Florence Nightingale Award today for their “exceptional courage and devotion to the victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.”

Red Cross honours colleagues killed in the line of duty

We honour our colleagues’ lives and we mourn the too-high price they paid in carrying out their work.

Red Cross | ALDI Partnership to fight food insecurity around Australia

ALDI has generously committed significant funding to help us extend our vital FoodREDi program in local communities.

Red Crescent responds to earthquake in Iran and Iraq

When a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border of Iraq and Iran, Red Crescent volunteers responded immediately.

Red Cross staff talking with a younger girl

Reaching out to those hardest to reach

It's terrifying enough living through a natural disaster, but what if it's all new to you, and you have no idea how to get the information you need?

Puppets, pillowcases and emergency partners help children prepare

Across the farthest parts of our sunburnt country, Australian Red Cross is teaching children what they need to do in an emergency, and they’re learning fast.

Preventing child abuse in prison starts before prison

Red Cross welcomes the findings of the Royal Commission into Child Protection and Detention in the Northern Territory, and calls for immediate action to keep vulnerable children out of prison.

Prepare for disaster now: it's simple

Ahead of the summer bushfire and cyclone season, Red Cross is reminding Australians that preparing for an emergency can be simple.

Preparing for a holiday emergency

Before you hit the road, take the time to prepare. Emergencies can happen everywhere.

Our 20 favourite photos of 2017

Dedicated to everyone, everywhere, who helped make the world a kinder and more caring place in 2017.

On hand in extreme heat and fire

Red Cross teams are on hand as much of the country swelters under extreme heat.

Life saving defibrillator grant available for NSW Clubs

Over 30,000 Australians suffer cardiac arrests every year. To help survival rates Red Cross is encouraging NSW Clubs to apply for the NSW Office of Sport AED grant.

New President and Deputy President for Australian Red Cross

Ross Pinney and Lyndal Herbert were elected by the Council of the Australian Red Cross Society at the annual general meeting.

New driver training partnership provides stepping stone to work or study

Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the NSW regional towns of Wagga Wagga and Nowra will be helped to get their P1 licence thanks to a partnership between Australian Red Cross and the NRMA.

Disaster exercise prepares emergency service volunteers for wet season

Australian Red Cross will host a mock disaster exercise in Darwin on Saturday to prepare emergency service volunteers for the coming wet season.

Merimbula Public packs pillowcases to prepare children for an emergency

By Australian Red Cross and Melanie Leach, of Merimbula News Weekly

Man performing meditation to keep calm in a stressful work environment.

Mentally healthy workplaces increase profits

Businesses seeking better returns should invest in their employees' mental health, according to Red Cross.

Land Rover donates Discovery 4WD to Australian Red Cross remote area work

Land Rover Australia has donated one of the first all-new Discovery vehicles to land in the country to Australian Red Cross.

Fran getting prepared for natural disasters with the Red Cross RediPLan.

Knowing your neighbours could save your life

Emergencies happen. Do something simple to make you safer.

How to save billions on disaster recovery

A new report finds disasters are costing us more every year. The $18.2 billion price tag is truly staggering but what of the human cost?

Eye on the ground: South Asia floods

Thousands are dead and millions are affected in the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades. Red Cross and Red Crescent are on the ground helping those in need.

Bourke Street: the day that changed a city

One year on, we remember the tragedy on Bourke Street and the kindness which followed.

Aged care providers prepare for summer disaster season

Providers in the Byron and Tweed shires to workshop emergency plans with Australian Red Cross.

A listening ear after tragedy

If you’re around Flinders Street, look out for a Red Cross volunteer.

A busy week of wind, rain and fire

As communities in WA and SA coped with two fires and a cyclone, Red Cross was there to help register people and distribute relief supplies, from clothing to a comforting teddy bear.

Feeling Hot! Hot! Hot! – Adelaide prepares for rising temperatures

Community members gathered for a unique event to consider heatwaves and their impact.

Family preparing for disaster with the Red Cross RediPlan.

1 in 20 have thought about preparing for an emergency fewer have acted

Emergency responder Australian Red Cross and general insurer IAG are working together to prepare three millions Australians for an emergency by 2020.

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