2022 stories

Our recommended reads for 2022

Here are some of our favourite reads of 2022, brought to you by the Australian Red Cross + Readings book club on the laws and impact of war.

The story of Bill and his best friend

Every week Red Cross visitor Matt swaps stories and jokes with Bill. Those visits are the highlight of Bill’s week, bringing joy and laughter to his twilight years.

How my mum escaped Ukraine and made it to Darwin

My mum, Olena, has spent her whole life in Ukraine. She had her own home, a great job and good friends. But when our country descended into chaos, she had to give it all up to find safety.

Connected Women cookbook launch

A celebration of food, culture and finding new friends.

Flood Relief Additional Support Grant

An update on our flood grants in response to the March 2022 Queensland and NSW floods.

Olympics, cuppas and a yarn

Celebrating the International Day of Older Persons with the stories of three women's contribution and resilience.

Making sure no one is left behind

We’ve supported our colleagues at the Malaysian Red Crescent Society to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations.

The road to recovery

Months on from the Queensland and New South Wales floods, communities are rebuilding and recovering with the support of Red Cross teams.

The value of preparing for a disaster or emergency

As Australians get prepared for another La Niña event, fresh evidence has emerged of the value of preparing for a disaster or emergency.

Ready for disaster: the power of community connection

Building community resilience in Byrrill Creek.

The power and spirit of First Nations knowledge

An unfinished story of reconciliation.

Renewed hope for a world without nuclear weapons

77 years on from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On World Day Against Trafficking in Persons (30 July 2022), let’s raise awareness that millions of men, women, and children around the world every day are subject to trafficking and slavery.

Queensland and New South Wales Floods Report

An update on our response to the Qld & NSW floods, from support in evacuation centres, to cash assistance, and long-term help on the recovery journey for tens of thousands.

From loss and grief to recovery

The Lismore floods hit hard, and ongoing support will be needed.

The support of volunteers in recovery

In the middle of one of the worst floods in Australia’s recorded history, the power of community and the miracle of life.

A slice of paradise

With support, Rese and her family are putting their haven back together after the floods.

Sarah’s brave face

On the loss and recovery journey after the floods.

A warm hug in hard times

As flood waters rose in Lismore, Polly found comfort at the evacuation centre.

When small actions make a big difference

After losing everything in the floods, Monica found relief in the generosity of Australians.

Supporting the Solomon Islands to prepare for COVID-19

Operations Manager Jeff Barnard shares how the islands are staying safe.

National Refugee Week: 10 Things You Can Do

This National Refugee Week (19-25 June 2022), here are ten simple and practical things you can do to be a champion for building an inclusive and welcoming Australia.

With an open heart, and open arms

Assadullah Khurrami from Australian Red Cross shares how open arms and open hearts can help enrich the diversity of Australian communities.

National Refugee Week 2022

We're recognising and celebrating the stories, resilience, and strength of people seeking asylum and refugees and their contributions to our local communities.

We crunched the numbers to find the most generous Australians

Years of donation data reveal who's the most kind-hearted.

The value of a teddy in times of trauma

How a simple gesture of kindness goes a long way to comfort children in a disaster.

As people from Ukraine flee fighting, Red Cross teams are there

Providing support at train stations, border crossings and rest stops throughout their journey.

Tonga Red Cross is upskilling volunteers

Volunteer coordinator Amin Taumoefolau shares his story.

Humanitech Summit 2022

Australia’s leading Summit at the intersection of technology and humanity will put the spotlight on the pressing societal issues arising from technological progress.

Putting pieces back together after the floods

Diane and Derek on recovery after the Hawkesbury rains.

Working in flood recovery

Making people feel safe and cared for during disaster.

Inclusion and Diversity Change Program

We're identifying real and systemic changes we need to make.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Red Cross celebrates the contributions of women and girls. We acknowledge what we have achieved in gender equity, and we commit ourselves to the work that still needs to be done.

Celebrating Detta’s legacy

Australian nurse Bernadette Gleeson awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal for dedication in nursing

I was an Australian nurse in Afghanistan

What I saw when Kabul fell will never leave me.

Connected Women

Comfort, support, and friendship – see how Connected Women is helping migrant women in the NT feel safe and valued

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