What being there looks like when disasters strike

What being there looks like when disasters strike

The generosity of our donors puts our people on the ground where it’s needed most.

Australian Red Cross volunteers like Kerry are supporting locals affected by disasters in Queensland. Photo: Conor Ashleigh

This summer, the number of Australian Red Cross emergency response activations has nearly tripled compared to the same time last year.

Many Australians are impacted by the devastation caused by bushfires, floods, severe storms, cyclones, and collective trauma events.

Thankfully, we had a huge response from donors who gave right before the holiday season. Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund are supporting our response across the country.

From record flooding after cyclone Jasper hit far north Queensland to fires across the country, Australian Red Cross has supported over 28,000 people just this summer.

Meet one of our incredible volunteers at the Cyclone Jasper recovery efforts. The video shows how our Emergency Services teams help locals navigate life after a disaster.

You can also access our Emergency Preparedness Resources if you need help to respond, prepare or recover from disasters.

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