Humanitarian

The inside – a message from the President

We are tremendously excited to release our new five-year strategy.

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Farewell to Robert Tickner

After more than a decade, our CEO Robert Tickner recently moved on from Red Cross.

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News in brief

Preparing for emergencies, awarding the contribution of our aid workers, and introducing two new Red Cross Ambassadors.

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The power of a pillow

Australia is a nation prone to cruel natural disasters – in any one emergency season we may face bushfires, floods, cyclones and more. It’s important for children to be prepared for emergencies, but this doesn’t have to be a scary task.

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Meeting a global moment of need

Along with much of the world, we have been gripped by images of refugees seeking safety from war, violence and persecution. Read this update on how we are helping here at home, in the Middle East and in Europe.

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Check mate: a chess match made in heaven

Roy is on a winning streak. As the friendly banter between him and chess partner Brett intensifies, he considers his next move.

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From Russia with love

A time capsule from a soldier long gone.

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100 years of our tracing service

In 2015, the Australian Red Cross International Tracing Service celebrates 100 years of reconnecting family members and clarifying the fate of those separated by war, conflict, disaster or migration.

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Standing strong

When James turned 40 his doctor told him his health was in a bad way and his future didn’t look good. Today, James has turned it all around – not only is he healthy and strong, he’s become an inspiration to all who meet him.

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Our Reconciliation Action Plan

Australian Red Cross has unveiled an ambitious, wide-ranging blueprint for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities with our second Reconciliation Action Plan.

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Pen and sword: journalism in conflict

Journalists, like all civilians in times of conflict, are meant to be afforded protection from attack under the Geneva Conventions. But simply doing their job can often place journalists in the line of fire.

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Heart-rending choices

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal in April, there was no way international aid agencies could arrive fast enough to save lives. Fortunately, trained Nepal Red Cross volunteers were already on the scene.

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Raising shelter from the rubble

Cyclone Pam flattened homes in Vanuatu, while flash floods literally melted them in Malawi. How do you provide shelter when tens of thousands of people are made homeless?

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The man who saved two million babies

James Harrison has a rare type of blood plasma that can be used to create life-saving injections given to mothers to protect their unborn babies. His donated blood is found in every batch of anti-D serum made in Australia.

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Homeless in paradise

As a Red Cross caseworker in Queensland’s Fraser Coast region, Bec Kruger sees a darker side to the land of endless summers.

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Full honours for Phyllis

Victorian volunteer Phyllis Vaughan has been awarded Red Cross life membership for 56 years of service.

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Mind matters at work

We’ve all heard about learning first aid in the workplace, but is your employer up to speed on mental health first aid?

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