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Afghanistan appeal

Restoring Family Links

  • 29 August 2021, ABC online, How Red Cross and a radio reconnected a family torn apart by conflict

Red Cross releases 18-month report on bushfire fund

  • 23 August 2021, ABC online - Red Cross allocates 93 per cent of $242 million donated by public after Black Summer fires
  • 23 August 2021, News.com.au - Red Cross reveals what it has done with $242 million in bushfire donations

Our people 

  • SA Life magazine - Rose Rhodes has coordinated disaster relief and worked in remote communities. By sharing her story she hopes to inspire others to get involved in humanitarian causes. Rose Rhodes is Chair of the South Australian Divisional Advisory Board, Australian Red Cross
  • The Project -  Nazli Hocaoglu shares the experiences of communities living on the frontlines of the Delta outbreak, from her home in Sydney's south west. Nazli is a an Australian Red Cross Board member. 
  • ABC News Breakfast - Nazli Hocaoglu shares the experiences of communities living on the frontlines of the Delta outbreak, from her home in Sydney's south west. 
  • 3AW’s Great Australian Lives - Board member Cris Topfner-Rigby shared her remarkable story of determination, hardship and endurance and ultimately a story of hope and inspiration. In 1990 just months after the fall of the CeauČ™escu regime in Romania – she found herself with just 48 hours to say goodbye to everything she knew, her home and family and flee to the West. Some three decades later she pays tribute to organisations like the Red Cross who were so instrumental in helping her establish a new life in Australia.

Community Visitors Scheme

  • The Project - More than 300-thousand people in Australia live in aged care homes and up to 40 per cent never receive visitors. Red Cross is tackling the problem with a 'buddy program', aimed at reducing loneliness and social isolation. 

More success for Red Cross Prison program

Domestic emergencies

  • ABC News Breakfast - Red Cross consultant and psychologist Dr Rob Gordon speaks to ABC News Breakfast about anxiety during the ongoing pandemic, with millions of people in lockdown across Australia.

  • Australian Community Media - Opinion piece Andrew Coghlan, Red Cross head of emergency services - The Pandemic is not over: hardest hit need more support [paywall].

  • Channel Nine News Melbourne - Red Cross Emergency Services Manager Kate Siebert explains the work of volunteers in the Dandenongs after ferocious storms left thousands of homes without power and water.

  • 3AW - Red Cross warns recovery from Victoria’s severe storm will be complex.

Refugee Week 2021

  • ABC online - It took Michael 10 years to reach Australia. Now this refugee devotes his life to helping others.
    ABC online - Queensland restauranteur Ken Duong's life is happy, successful and far from the brutality he fled as a child.