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Red Talks

Hear the stories of young Red Cross leaders, what drives them to help others and be positive agents of change.

Man speaking at the Red Talks migration matters event.

Nimal talks about refugees beginning life again

Nimal came to Australia to study for his PhD and started volunteering for Red Cross back in 2011 by offering support to Tamil refugees and asylum seekers from Sri Lanka.

Woman talking at the Red Talks migration matters event.

Yvette talks laws of war

Yvette has the job that many lawyers dream of – she runs our International Humanitarian Law program and advises on our unique approach to humanitarian advocacy.

Jessica Shonk is a social worker and Team Leader of Australian Red Cross’ Refugee and Asylum Seeker Emergency Relief program.

Rachel talks resilience

Rachel was drawn to emergency management by her long-standing fascination with extreme weather events.

Amanda McClelland is a senior Public Health officer at the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent societies and joined Red Talks via a live Skype-cross from Geneva

Melissa talks about being on the frontline

Melissa's work days are never dull, working with individuals, organisations and communities as they build their capacity to cope with emergencies.

Jess Lees, recently returned from Somaliland, shares personal stories of the people that she met at the heart of the crisis.

Jess shares stories from the heart of the food crisis

Jess Lees, Disaster response manager at the Australian Red Cross has recently returned from Somaliland and says that the food crisis is "the worst I've ever seen".

Melissa, who works in our emergency service team, explains what it's like responding to emergencies, from massive storms to the Sydney Siege.

Amanda shares stories from the heart of the food crisis

Amanda McClelland is an Australian emergency health advisor working internationally with the Red Cross. She shares her insight into the food crisis engulfing East Africa.

Rachel talking about the value of community.

Mali gives her top career tips

Mali Hawkins is completing a masters in not-for-profit and social enterprise management as well as managing community services programs for Red Cross in NSW.

Yvette runs our International Humanitarian Law program and advises on our unique approach to humanitarian advocacy.

Jess talks about barriers that refugees face in Australia

Jessica Shonk is a social worker and Team Leader of Australian Red Cross’ Refugee and Asylum Seeker Emergency Relief program.

Nimal came to Australia to study for his PhD and started volunteering for Red Cross back in 2011 by offering support to Tamil refugees and asylum seekers from Sri Lanka.

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