Humanitarian

The inside

It’s hard to believe that nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction that don’t have a prohibition treaty – until now that is.

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Teddies graduate finishing school

Every Thursday a group of eight or so Sydney friends meet up at Red Cross for their version of finishing school.

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Join the Crisis Response Crew

Imagine opening your inbox to discover an email from an international aid worker – maybe a nurse in Somalia or a logistics expert in Yemen.

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Historic nuclear ban treaty

At the United Nations in New York this month the world’s first nuclear ban treaty will open for signatures by UN member states.

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Engineering water solutions

As floods have wreaked havoc from Lismore to Launceston, families on the other side of the world are praying for rain.

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Be emergency prepared

Imagine you’re in bed and an ear-piercing siren wakes you. It’s the middle of the night, something’s wrong and you’re not sure what to do. Where would you go? What would you take?

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Saved by the bell

By his own account, 70-year-old John Wintle is a stubborn man who doesn’t give up easily.

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Music makes memories

Graeme Atkins readily admits he’s always “two bodies behind” when watching Midsummer Murders but his dementia hasn’t stopped him from making music.

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Have swag, will volunteer

From ship’s cook to barbecue flipper, Les Elton knows his way around a kitchen.

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Lawyer inspires others to persevere

When Amel left Iraq, aged 19, she had just $50 and no idea what the future held.

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Who’s keeping the warlords honest?

If journalists disappear from conflict zones, how does the world learn about what happens in war?

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James’ bloodline saves generations

On the surface, James Harrison is just your average guy. The 80-year-old lives in a sleepy beach town and spends his time collecting stamps and making regular trips to music festivals and the Sunshine Coast in his caravan

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Deadly staff give voice to future

From helping older people reconnect with culture to mentoring young people with mental health issues, we're honouring six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff for creating positive futures for First Australians.

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Social media tracks disasters

Red Cross, UNICEF and the World Food Program have teamed up with Facebook to get help where it’s needed more quickly after a natural disaster.

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Cutting through red tape

Did you know volunteering is one of the most visited sections of our website? And every month thousands of people stop by to check out the latest roles and find out how to get involved.

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