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How Aid Works

Ever wanted an intimate chat with people who treat the wounded in wartime, fight epidemics and respond to disasters? Get ready for a wild ride with larger-than-life, uplifting and occasionally tear-jerking stories.

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 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.

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.

Latest episodes

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.

More than food and water

Nuran Higgins knows how hard it can be to live from hand to mouth, not knowing where the next meal is coming from.

Poo is not taboo

No matter whether you’re on a remote Pacific Island or in Syria’s largest city, toilets are critical to any humanitarian operation.

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