Humanitarian

The inside – from the President and CEO

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News in brief

The launch of the Australian chapter of Tiffany Circle, action against nuclear weapons, and getting ready for the 66th annual Red Cross Calling.

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A locally-led approach

Two remote Aboriginal communities in South Australia are better prepared for emergencies with help from Red Cross.

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100 years down – many more to go

As we marked the milestone of our Centenary, we were honoured to see people across the country continuing to stand with us.

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Right here, right now: Modern homelessness in Australia

Having a home is something most of us take for granted, yet around Australia on any given night one in 200 people are homeless, without a safe, secure place to call their own. Sadly, a quarter of Australians who are homeless are under the age of 18.

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Hope amidst Ebola despair

Eleven-year-old Kalie* ran into her mother’s arms with a smile that would light up a city at night. She had just been declared free of Ebola after many days at death’s door.

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From a cup of coffee to a family transformed

When Chelsea first walked through the door of the Red Cross Family Support Unit in Ipswich, Queensland, she and her family were at breaking point.

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In search of safety

Each year, millions of people are forced to flee their homes to seek protection from persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinions.

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Why it takes six months to turn on a tap

With no access to toilets, generations of open defecation had left water sources near the village of Hohorai contaminated, forcing women into an ever-longer trek to find drinkable water for their families.

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The human face of war

More than 1.5 million people in Iraq have been displaced by the violence involving Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL) since January.

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How to save a life

As a part-time ambulance officer, Chris often sees the lifesaving impact that first aid knowledge can make. This inspired him to become a first aid trainer with Red Cross.

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A mystery with a happy ending

A keen eye and a chance donation by a mystery Red Cross shopper on Queensland’s Gold Coast has resulted in an unexpected windfall for the everyday work of Red Cross.

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Coco keeps thriving

You wouldn’t know by looking at her, but seven-year-old Coco was diagnosed with a chronic condition at just two months of age.

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A lifelong love thanks to Red Cross

In December 1949, 19-year-old John Ashwood was diagnosed with tuberculosis and moved from his home in Rydalmere, Sydney, to a Red Cross hospital in the Blue Mountains.

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Cultural learning 101

As she drove 2,000 kilometres from her Sydney home to Woorabinda, Red Cross caseworker Marika Burgess felt nervous about her three-month placement on the traditional lands of the Wadja Wadja/Gungulu people in central Queensland.

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