Unpacked

Discover how aid works

Inside an Ebola treatment centre

Images of life on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

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So you want to be an aid worker?

Aid worker Libby Bowell reflects on her career path and what it takes to work for Red Cross overseas.

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International volunteering: shifting the focus to communities and their needs

Five principles that should change the way international volunteer programs are designed.

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Why it takes six months to turn on a tap

How do you get clean, fresh water to a place with no roads and no electricity?

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Resourcefulness brings new beginnings

Starting with the basics – infection control and staff confidence – Serei Saophoanis Hospital in Cambodia is making great gains towards improving maternal and child health.

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News in brief

We remember our fallen colleagues; and advocate for volunteering within Australia’s aid program.

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The two of us: Cambodia

Ung Pola runs a child rights organisation in Cambodia. Loretta Bellato volunteered to help him chart its future. Here’s how it worked out.

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When frustration becomes inspiration

How do you solve a problem like 80,000 people and no toilets?

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Why I volunteer

Meet Liane Arno: international volunteer, ex-corporate human resources manager and pourer of fine, cold beer.

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What we’ve learnt from Haiyan to Hagupit

Did being prepared save thousands of lives when Typhoon Hagupit hit the Philippines?

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Stepping out of my comfort zone

Cricket has proven a surprising way to share culture between First Australians and Kenyans.

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Why is a shaman like a meteorologist?

A global Red Cross study explores the link between culture and how people relate to risk.

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