The aim was to find out what people needed and where they were falling through the gaps. As a result of her findings Red Cross created recovery resources for teenagers and for parents, among other things. These resources are now used to support other disaster-affected communities.
“Thank you to everyone who, in those early days, spoke to us and shared their story. To be given the opportunity to help was humbling and it has been an honour to see the results of this important work.”
Today Red Cross people are still working with these communities, standing beside those who need us – providing, among other things, emotional support and advocacy.
This is what long term emergency recovery looks like. Rebuilding your life is difficult and it can take many years. There are no shortcuts and there’s no right way.
Roula was one of those affected by the Victorian bushfires. It took her years to get back on her feet.
“This was like something – just like a death – that was taken from you. The dream we all work so hard for, that you put everything into, and then one sweep it’s gone.”