The latest news from Australian Red Cross.
Andrew Coghlan, National Manager of our Emergency Services Program, reflects on the tragic 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
A decade on from one of Australia’s worst-ever natural disasters, our thoughts are with those who lost their lives, those who survived, those left behind, and those still struggling to recover.
Do you know what to do when someone is suffering from heat stress? Or how to treat a jellyfish sting? We’ve put together a handy guide to these and other first aid basics.
Home. It is something we all have in common. The yearning for that place which provides us somewhere we truly belong, it holds a space inside all of us.
Drop in on farmers helped by drought relief and the generosity of Australians and see how their optimism will get them through the big dry.
We’ve pulled together our 13 must-watch movies – they all have important messages we reckon are worth being reminded of as we begin a new year.
Drought-hit farmers say applying for the grants is painless and quick.
Red Cross continues to rush emergency aid to villages along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, which were devastated by powerful tsunami waves on 22 December.
Just weeks ago, two young female Red Cross nurses were killed in Nigeria. We all pleaded for the unconditional release of my colleagues. But our pleas and prayers, unfortunately, came to nothing.
When a grandmother and her twin granddaughters arrived at the Miriam Vale evacuation centre seeking refuge from bushfires, volunteer Joy sprang into action to help them get to their formal.
Thousands of unaccompanied and separated children are at daily risk of sexual and gender-based violence along the world’s migratory trails.
As Deepwater residents flee the devastating bushfires, one little evacuee is bringing a smile to their faces.
These are the images of Sulawesi the world has seen, now for the stories of survival you haven’t heard
“Four strong men, four strong men to OPD,” the radio crackles in my pocket.
Almost half of all Australians experience loneliness – a little or a lot. So why can’t we try to beat it together?
The 11th November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. A century on, we continue to uphold the laws of war.
The 2018 Red Cross World Disasters Report asks who is being left behind in their moments of greatest need.
Restart a Heart Day, 16 October 2018
Relief operations underway in Palu City as extent of humanitarian impact emerges.
From people who have survived fires and floods to the volunteers who help them to cope and put their lives back together, those who've been there share what they learned.
Would you know what to do if you were first to arrive at the scene of a car accident?
Following a series of devastating earthquakes, emergency relief is getting to where it's needed.
$10.5m fund set up to help drought-affected farmers
From a princess to a stuntman to a rapper – meet 21 stars from Australia and around the world who’ve helped Red Cross do what it does.
Against a backdrop of unspeakable violence and human endurance, a touching story of survival in a Red Cross field hospital.
While the drought is hurting farming communities, there is help – and hope – at hand.
The appeal will help provide urgently needed aid to people and communities affected by the recent series of devastating earthquakes.
Appeal funds to be distributed to drought-affected Australian farmers and communities.
A Global Compact on Migration should protect migrants and refugees, no matter what.
Red Cross people introduce the important Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their lives.
Here’s our ultimate list of things you can do today to make a difference and help change the world for the better.
Honouring outstanding First Nations women and men around the country.
People seeking asylum can be outstanding employees – if we work together to lift the barriers.
Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer following his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.
Sayed’s hope carried him from Afghanistan to Australia. A little kindness helped him start his life here.
The country has been deeply affected by the rape and murder of young comedian Eurydice Dixon. Our National Resilience Advisor John Richardson shares his raw personal experience of the public grief.
Between now and Monday 9 July Country Road is giving away $10 vouchers to use in their stores for every single pre-loved Country Road item you donate to us.
Thanks to Uber and everyone who supported our Uber x Red Cross clothing drive earlier this month. We collected a massive 43,500kg of clothing.
More than 500 teams, from all over the country, have signed up to help since we launched project Beat Loneliness a few weeks ago.
How an Aboriginal community, and a young Sydney man with a laptop and microphone, fostered a generation of musicians, actors, dancers and film producers.
Clear some space in your wardrobe and join in the free Uber x Red Cross Clothing Drive on Sunday 3 June.
This week we’re celebrating all the people who take action to make Australia a better place.
As Margaret River grieves for the loss of a family, here are some tips for taking care of yourself and your children.
Like any parent, Wally wants the best for his children. Sitting next to his daughter Geraldine, he has every reason to be beaming with pride.
Watch magic happen, as our Red Cross volunteer brings unlikely friends together.
On 8 May 2018, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day and the birthday of our founder, Henri Dunant.
We launched our social experiment #BeatLoneliness at an esports bar in Melbourne, Rocket League gamers by our side.
In Bangladesh refugee camps, there is a scramble underway to prevent a catastrophe and mass deaths.
Some have been homeless for years. Others have just run out of luck and have nowhere else to sleep.
When the unexpected happens, having a plan in place for your furry friend is just as important.
Anne's in her eighties and uses a walking frame to get around, but that hasn't stopped her from carrying on her mother's legacy and raising money for Red Cross.
New data released by Red Cross and general insurer IAG has revealed that the safety and wellbeing of loved ones is the number one priority for Australians in an emergency
Australian Red Cross has welcomed first steps toward a new national framework to reduce the impact of disasters
ICRC Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini's address to the 2018 Yemen High-Level on behalf of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
One year after Cyclone Debbie triggered flash flooding, women in the village of Condong reflect on how life has changed.
Inside the Bega Evacuation centre a community’s beating heart is on public display.
We’re offering psychological first aid and helping reconnect families in Bega and South-West Victoria.
It’s been seven years since Syria’s conflict began – is there still hope?
”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.
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.
On International Women's Day we want you to meet 10 great women we know.
A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has devastated Papua New Guinea, with parts of the country now in a state of emergency.
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.
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.
Red Cross will provide more support to victims of forced marriage following an announcement by the Federal Government.
Taikivu’s roof was ripped off in the cyclone, but his family has a dry place to sleep tonight
How you react to stress during and after an emergency can have a huge impact on how you cope and subsequently recover.
Offering support to community evacuated from Daly River, NT.
An emergency food drop by helicopter.
Floods, winds and bushfires – we’ve just been hit by all of them. It’s time to prepare for whatever comes next.
Telecross REDi has been activated in SA ahead of heatwave conditions this long weekend.
We honour our colleagues’ lives and we mourn the too-high price they paid in carrying out their work.
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.”
The 21st session of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies General Assembly wrapped up this week in Antalya, Turkey.
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).
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.
TeleYarn connects volunteers with Elders through a simple regular phone call to have a chat.
What would Red Cross look like if its staff, volunteers and clients were all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples?
Footballers trained in suicide awareness, men camping in cars to tackle violence and Indigenous aged care residents re-energised to be back on country.
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.
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 is outraged by the horrific attack on a SARC warehouse and an aid convoy in rural Aleppo.
Thousands of civilians are in grave danger in the final moments of the battle in eastern Aleppo.
ALDI has generously committed significant funding to help us extend our vital FoodREDi program in local communities.
Reports and publications from Australian Red Cross.
A new program in Queensland is welcoming newcomers and helping women connect to their community.
IKEA is supporting Australian Red Cross’ migrant support programs to inspire kids and give them hope for their future.
On 8 May we celebrate the amazing people who make up Red Cross.
With 75% of parents admitting they are not confident they have the CPR skills to save a life, education and CPR training is vital.
As we embark on a new year, with fresh hopes and aspirations, please pause to reflect that for millions of people in Australia and overseas, daily life is fragile; spent in search for the very basics of survival.
Like millions of people in crowded or very remote places, Nur seeks simple basics like clean water and safe toilets to help her build a better life for her family.
Community members gathered for a unique event to consider heatwaves and their impact.
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