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Helping bushfire evacuees find normalcy in the chaos

When a grandmother and her twin granddaughters arrived at an evacuation centre seeking refuge from bushfires, Australian Red Cross volunteers sprang to action to help them get to their school formal.

Life in a Red Cross field hospital

Midwife and aid worker Emily Holmes shares what it's like to work inside a makeshift field hospital in Bangladesh.

This is what home looks like

Everyone deserves a place to call home. Yet across the world tens of millions of people have lost their homes to conflict and natural disasters.

The million-plus milestone

Donations like yours have helped us make more than a million calls and over 40,000 home visits to people like who are elderly and isolated.

A fighting chance

Thanks to the support of people like you we can be there helping make sure young people are not held back by poverty, discrimination or past mistakes.

When a phone call becomes a lifeline

A simple act of kindness eased the fears of a son who thought his parents were lost beneath volcanic ash and mud.

Remote communities headed home

Recovery begins after Cyclone Trevor.

Getting on the right track

Nick’s changed a lot in two years, as he’ll tell you. “I’m proud of where I am now because back then I wasn’t proud of anything I’d done. I’d dropped out of school and I was doing quite literally nothing.”

Tackling homelessness

Matt turns his life around.

Driving change

Red Cross driving instructor Jen tells the story of how Garnet's life changed gears with some simple support.

A daily check-in helps Colin live independently

Sometimes a phone call is all it takes to make a difference.

It’s life-saving to be able to rely on yourself

Work, study and parenting – Teagan’s now got the support she needs to thrive.

In the wake of disaster, the Townsville community bands together

After floods damaged his home, Dale was facing a massive clean-up – but the community and Red Cross were there for him.

More than a meal

The cafe giving young people safety, comfort and friendship.

Bringing hope to a place no one should have to call home

Sam Cleary, a water and sanitation engineer and Red Cross aid worker, shares this story of life in the refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Kindness goes a long way

Sayed’s hope carried him from Afghanistan to Australia. A little kindness helped him start his life here.

Building a new dreaming

How an Aboriginal community, and a young Sydney man with a laptop and microphone, fostered a generation of musicians, actors, dancers and film producers.

Sara connects young and old

Watch magic happen, as our Red Cross volunteer brings unlikely friends together.