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1914 - 2014

For 100 years Red Cross has been there for people in need, no matter who they are, no matter where they live.

“Most of you know in a general way what the Society does; but until you have read the report of its activities, I am certain you have no real idea of just how much is accomplished. Its activities are so widespread, so all-enveloping for charity, compassion and mercy, that it leaves me astounded every time the record of a further year’s effort is placed before me.”

Dame Enid Lyons, quoted in 1943-1944 Annual Report

Aid worker Stuart Bryan is an adviser on water and sanitation projects in Timor-Leste. Photo: Conor Ashleigh

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to First Nations Peoples and their Elders of the past, present and future. This document may contain the names and/or images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples now deceased.

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