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Learn all about the work of Red Cross in our international programs.

Guys with guns: stop seeing us as a target

Just weeks ago, two young female Red Cross nurses were killed in Nigeria. We all pleaded for the unconditional release of my colleagues. But our pleas and prayers, unfortunately, came to nothing.

Survivors of Sulawesi

These are the images of Sulawesi the world has seen, now for the stories of survival you haven’t heard

2 billion people affected by natural disasters in past 10 years

The 2018 Red Cross World Disasters Report asks who is being left behind in their moments of greatest need.

Red Cross launches appeal for survivors of Sulawesi quake and tsunami

Relief operations underway in Palu City as extent of humanitarian impact emerges.

Your support is helping the people of Lombok stay strong

Following a series of devastating earthquakes, emergency relief is getting to where it's needed.

Red Cross launches appeal for Lombok earthquake victims

The appeal will help provide urgently needed aid to people and communities affected by the recent series of devastating earthquakes.

”This is a lose-lose situation for people”

Statement from ICRC President Peter Maurer following his visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

We can't engineer a way out of the Bangladesh camps

In Bangladesh refugee camps, there is a scramble underway to prevent a catastrophe and mass deaths.

ICRC statement on Yemen crisis

ICRC Regional Director for the Near and Middle East, Robert Mardini's address to the 2018 Yemen High-Level on behalf of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

Massive earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake has devastated Papua New Guinea, with parts of the country now in a state of emergency.

Tropical Cyclone Gita

Taikivu’s roof was ripped off in the cyclone, but his family has a dry place to sleep tonight

Red Cross workers putting on protection suits during the Ebola crisis.

Season three

Season three of our How Aid Works podcast continues to reveal secrets from the frontlines of aid. Get ready for a wild ride with larger-than-life, uplifting and occasionally tear-jerking stories.

Red Cross Nurses Honoured at Florence Nightingale Ceremony

Five Australian Red Cross nurses have been honoured with the Florence Nightingale Award today for their “exceptional courage and devotion to the victims of armed conflict or natural disaster.”

Red Crescent responds to earthquake in Iran and Iraq

When a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on the border of Iraq and Iran, Red Crescent volunteers responded immediately.

Eye on the ground: South Asia floods

Thousands are dead and millions are affected in the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades. Red Cross and Red Crescent are on the ground helping those in need.

Red Cross humanitarian workers helping civilians flee during the Syria crisis.

Season two

Season two of our How Aid Works podcast is a no-holds-barred look at the lives of Red Cross aid workers. You’ll hear stories of despair in a hospital, hope on a battlefield and love in (literally) a time of cholera.

Red Cross to provide aid to besieged Syrian towns

Red Cross and Red Crescent have finally been granted permission to enter and deliver aid to the besieged community of Madaya.

Florence Nightingale Medal recipient Nola Henry performing surgery in a disaster zone.

Season one

In season one of our popular How Aid Works podcast, Australian Red Cross aid workers speak to us about the challenges of providing aid - in the crises that make the news and the ones that don't.

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