2023 stories

Helping people survive tough times

Every day of the year, volunteers hit the streets in our Soup Patrol van, serving hot, nutritious meals to some of the most vulnerable people in Perth and Fremantle.

Helping young people in crisis feel human again

Our Night Café is a safe after-hours space for people aged 12 to 25 years old experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Brisbane.

It takes a village

In Galiwin’ku, Baby Hub is changing lives, right from the start.

“I’d just lost 54 years of my life.”

Mark was rescued from raging flood waters in Bungawalbin, NSW. Australian Red Cross was there to help him.

Black Mist and the Ban

On the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear weapon test on mainland Australia, we support the call for a nuclear weapons ban.

How a food hub tapped into a community’s passion

The Brighton Community Food Hub is about more than helping families put a meal on the table.

Morocco earthquake response

An update on the swift, locally-led response, delivering essential goods and support.

Keeping a community connected

A year after the worst flood in more than 70 years, the Hunter Valley village of Broke is recovering one day at a time.

Floods, fires and a pandemic

Red Cross Emergency Services volunteer Megan Fraser is “ready for anything”.

“We can’t say thank you enough”

Ray and Bev were rescued from floodwaters in the Victorian town of Rochester. At the Bendigo Relief Centre, Red Cross was there to meet them.

A mother's journey from Kharkiv to Perth in search of safety

“Thank you, Australia, for giving me hope, a new home, and reminding me no matter where we come from, we can build a better tomorrow together.”

“The response of local teams was nothing short of astonishing”

Six months after devastating earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria, Red Cross continues to support people on the road to recovery.

Northern Territory floods: recovery will be long and complex

When three remote First Nations communities were evacuated, Red Cross teams were on hand to help – support that continues as people return home.

A friend at your side through the good times and the bad

For Rita, her Red Cross visitor is more than a friend. She is like a sister. And on the hard days of life, Lyn helps her find the sunny side.

When there's nowhere else to turn

“I am with you on this journey. I hear you. I understand your issues. You are not alone.”

Refugee Week: 10 things you can do to help

Play your part in building a more welcoming Australia for refugees.

Youth Week 2023 - Dallas

In his work with prisoners, Dallas also provides a vital cultural overlay for Aboriginal people in the Tasmanian justice system,bridging the gap between prisoners and the wider Aboriginal community.

Youth Week 2023 - Caroline

In the last year, Caroline and her team of volunteers have responded to 242 call outs. Of that, sixteen young people asked to be referred for further support.

Youth Week 2023 - University of Queensland

An incredible 46 University of Queensland students teamed up to tackle a 26km trek, raising $282 in an incredible effort for The Human Race.

"We will heal the wounds of this disaster together."

On the ground after devastating earthquakes.

May the 4th be with you

The reality of warfare in outer space

Emergency services to help communities through disaster

“I held people’s hands and offered them a shoulder to cry on.”

Migration support for thousands of people each year

“I am with you on this journey. I hear you. You are not alone.”

International Programs for faster and more effective aid

“In an emergency, the people best placed to help are already there.”

Community support for thousands of isolated people

“I’ve seen how this support brings a sense of purpose to people’s lives.”

Ensuring respect for International Humanitarian Law

“It’s a privilege to be a part of a global network working towards the benefit of humanity.”

How do photos of our work make a difference?

Red Cross joins a research project investigating the way we see humanitarian crises.

The road to recovery

Queensland and New South Wales floods 2022: 12-month report

Global hunger crisis escalating in severity

Behind the staggeringly high numbers are real people – men, women and children battling death-level hunger every day.

Mental health support critical in disaster response

The impacts of disasters on individuals and communities can be long-term and complicated.

“I don’t think I would’ve coped without her”

A Red Cross visitor is helping 94-year-old Kathryn overcome isolation and loneliness.

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