Humanitarian

The inside – a message from the President and CEO

It’s hard to believe that more than a year has passed since Cyclone Pam swept through Vanuatu and Nepal experienced the most destructive earthquake in its history.

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Never accept that people have to do it tough

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News in brief

Our latest news including the launch of winter woollies in Red Cross Shops and our actions for reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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Living on the edge of catastrophe

Local hero Rhoda is her village's first line of defence against a fire, earthquake or flood. We visit her village in bustling Manila, the Philippines, to see how Red Cross is helping poor and vulnerable communities to prepare for the worst.

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Meet Judy Slatyer, our new CEO

Judy Slatyer started as our CEO in February, returning to Melbourne after seven years in Geneva as Chief Operating Officer at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

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Making the world a better place

During National Volunteer Week we celebrated the 20,000 Red Cross volunteers who make a difference around Australia - people like Mary Edwards, who volunteers in our Adelaide office.

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The breakfast club

A good start to the day sets students up for a healthier life. We visit a Red Cross breakfast club near Wagga Wagga, NSW to hear from students and teachers about how the club has changed their routines for the better.

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Protecting lives: there’s an app for that

It’s one of the world’s most recognised symbols, but many people don’t know the red cross emblem’s protective significance during war. But now with our new app everyone can help protect the emblems that protect lives.

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Road to recovery

We check in on communities in Nepal and Vanuatu a year after major disasters to see how they're going on the journey to recovery.

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Special offer on first aid kits

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A special 100th birthday

Lilian Tigell has led a remarkable life - so it was only right that on her 100th birthday, she received a special visit from Red Cross volunteers.

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How the Blood Service saved my life

Candace works as a nursing assistant at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and got a whole new perspective on her work when she was diagnosed with cancer.

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Safety for every season

Red Cross is helping seasonal migrant workers to live and work safely in Australia through first aid training.

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