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Our 20 favourite photos of 2017

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

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.

Aged care providers prepare for summer disaster season

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Merimbula Public packs pillowcases to prepare children for an emergency

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Spare human life in eastern Aleppo

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

Women help each other find strength

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

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