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On the ground: Humanitarians in Action

A tribute to Australians acting for humanity.

Are you ready to find out what it’s really like to work on the Australian front line of the world’s largest humanitarian network?

In most emergencies, it’s our neighbours, local health professionals and local volunteers who first spring into action. They help communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from crises. So, in a year marked by unprecedented emergencies and challenging lockdowns, we’ve passed on the cameras to these inspiring Australian humanitarians on the ground. 

Follow our teams helping Australians recover from the devastating bushfires in 2019/2020, supporting those impacted by Covid-19, and running vital programs to ensure that people are prepared for future emergencies and disasters. You’ll witness first-hand stories of humanity in action – lived, filmed and told by the very people who stepped up to help our communities.

Some of the content in this series may be distressing to some people. If you or someone you know find this content distressing and require assistance, please call LifeLine on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 22 4636.

“On the ground: Humanitarians in Action” is brought to you by our colleagues at IFRC and our partners at Land Rover.

From the streets of Italy, where the homeless are more vulnerable than ever, to remote communities in Mexico where people are learning life-saving skills; from those hit hardest by COVID-19 in the UK, to the Australian communities rebuilding their lives after 2020’s devastating bushfires – we will take you to the heart of our humanitarian movement. 

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