Humanitarian

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The inside – from the President & CEO

The vitality of our centenary year and the incredible spirit that energised our people and supporters throughout 2014 has carried over into this year with a sense of optimism and renewal.

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News in brief

How to get involved in our annual Red Cross Calling fundraising campaign, and how respect for the red cross emblem can save lives.

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Pride of place

Cooking kangaroo tails, sharing cultures and learning from Elders were among the highlights for a group of young people on a unique camp in the Kimberley.

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Mornings with Milton

A daily morning phone call from Red Cross has saved Milton Morris' life not once, but twice.

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A second chance to succeed

Running his own small business is a victory for Joseph, who suffered abuse and neglect in childhood, struggled with debilitating depression and went on to experience years of homelessness and time in mental health facilities.

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The power to change your story

Bianca Hams, 21, was homeless and living at an Adelaide youth shelter when a Red Cross staff member invited her to consider volunteering.

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A week in an Ebola treatment centre

Daily deaths, local heroes, physical challenges and happy tears… here’s a week in the life of Tracy Zordan, an Australian working in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Ebola epidemic.

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The hidden impact of disasters

When disaster strikes and dramatic images flood the news, the cost to many of those caught up in the emergency may be harder for us to see.

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A unique shopping experience

Red Cross Shop volunteers are our biggest asset according to the new Head of Red Cross Retail, Richard Wood.

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We remember Cyclone Tracy

This past Christmas marked 40 years since Cyclone Tracy, one of the most destructive disasters ever to hit Australia. For many Red Cross volunteers and people around the country, it was a day with heavy memories attached.

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The home builders of San Isidro

Meet a crew of home renovators in the Philippines who have accomplished a lot with a little.

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Finding that warm, fuzzy feeling

Valerie has an active life. She keeps busy with tai chi, yoga and woodcarving, and that’s when she’s not doing the tango with her ballroom dancing group or playing one of her two full-size harps.

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Laying down the law

As a humanitarian worker for almost 25 years and director of international humanitarian law (IHL) at Red Cross, Dr Phoebe Wynn-Pope deals with the laws of war every day. But how much relevance do these laws hold for ordinary Australians?

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First aid tips for summer

Red Cross first aid trainer Anthony Cameron offers some hints and tips on how to enjoy summer and avoid its risks.

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Lifeblood for Zewe

Every day donated blood is used to help patients for varying reasons. For some, this precious gift of life is a one-off occasion. Other people like 18-year-old Zewe Kanangu will need a life-long supply of blood.

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