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Joe - Iraq

Venturing into countries at war, aid worker Joe Cropp has many stories to tell. “I’m a humanitarian reporter and storyteller."

“I work to highlight the humanitarian needs during an emergency and the work of Red Cross in response.” Recently, Joe covered the crisis in Mosul, Iraq. He has also undertaken humanitarian missions to Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam and the Philippines.

“If people are going to help (Red Cross), it’s important they see what’s happening and what we are doing. Some days it is the most exciting job in the world, when you face professional challenges and overcome them.

"Other days it’s extremely sad, when you meet people who have lost everything, lost loved ones, and there’s nothing you can do but share their story and hope it inspires.”

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