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Red Cross to support former refugees in new locations

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 1:43 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is delighted to be announced as the primary settlement provider for former refugees in two new locations – Blenheim and Levin – and will be delivering settlement support in Masterton in partnership with Connected Communities Wairarapa. ... More >>

NZ Red Cross nurse honoured with international award

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 12:18 pm | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross nurse Felicity Gapes has been awarded the highest international nursing distinction, the Florence Nightingale Medal, for her work in regions of conflict and political instability. More >>

Louisa Akavi: Family Statement

Monday, 15 April 2019, 2:15 pm | NZ Red Cross

Our family misses her very much and is concerned for her safety. We think about her every day and hope she feels that and finds strength in that. We know she is thinking of us and that she will be worried about us too. More >>

Louisa Akavi: Statement from NZ Red Cross Secretary General

Monday, 15 April 2019, 1:53 pm | NZ Red Cross

It is with a heavy heart that I confirm reports that one of our international humanitarian delegates was kidnapped in Syria in 2013 and remains missing. More >>

Fate of abducted New Zealand Red Cross nurse unknown

Monday, 15 April 2019, 9:34 am | NZ Red Cross

15 April 2019, Wellington (New Zealand Red Cross) – It has been confirmed that a New Zealander working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was abducted on 13 October 2013 in Syria and remains missing. More >>

Red Cross welcomes government’s settling of new refugees

Friday, 8 February 2019, 9:11 am | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross welcomes government’s announcement of new refugee settlement locations More >>

Red Cross welcomes Global Compact for Migration

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 9:41 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross welcomes the government’s decision to support the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The Compact is a rare opportunity to develop a new approach to migration that is more effective and humane, protects ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross pleased by quota announcement

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:16 pm | NZ Red Cross

Today’s announcement that New Zealand’s refugee quota will be raised to 1500 has been welcomed by New Zealand Red Cross. More >>

New Zealand Red Cross welcomes Christchurch announcement

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:46 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross welcomes today’s announcement that Christchurch will be reinstated as a refugee settlement location. More >>

Red Cross urges action on refugee quota on World Refugee Day

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 6:44 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross urges action on refugee quota on World Refugee Day, 20 June This World Refugee Day, New Zealand Red Cross is acknowledging the resilience of the 22.5 million refugees across the world. Of those, less than 1% will ever be resettled ... More >>

Red Cross urges action on commitment to double refugee quota

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 2:45 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is pleased to hear that the new government’s policy is to double New Zealand’s refugee quota, and the organisation is urging that the change be implemented swiftly. The announcement is particularly timely given the worsening ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross celebrates World Refugee Day

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:23 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is celebrating the contribution former refugees have made to their new communities this World Refugee Day and appealing for more to be done to address the global humanitarian crisis. More >>

NZ Red Cross nurses awarded highest international honour

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:54 pm | NZ Red Cross

17 May 2017 New Zealand Red Cross nurses awarded highest international honour Three New Zealand nurses have been awarded the highest international nursing distinction, the Florence Nightingale Medal, for their work in war zones and during the Ebola ... More >>

Red Cross Continues to Help North Canterbury/Marlborough

Friday, 12 May 2017, 2:55 pm | NZ Red Cross

Six months after the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand, New Zealand Red Cross continues to work closely with the people affected and assist their recovery. More >>

Red Cross to Support Refugee Resettlement in Invercargill

Monday, 1 May 2017, 5:34 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross welcomes today’s announcement of Invercargill as the new refugee resettlement location. More >>

Disaster continues for flood hit Bay of Plenty

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:48 am | NZ Red Cross

Massive flooding in Eastern Bay of Plenty has destroyed homes and businesses, leaving many people homeless and forcing many more to evacuate. More >>

Red Cross Launches Appeal to Support Flood-Affected

Saturday, 8 April 2017, 11:46 am | NZ Red Cross

Red Cross Launches Appeal to Support Flood-Affected Communities New Zealand Red Cross has launched an appeal to support people affected by severe flooding in the Bay of Plenty. Thousands of people have been evacuated in the Bay of Plenty after ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross appoints new Secretary General

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:36 pm | NZ Red Cross

The National Board of New Zealand Red Cross is pleased to announce the appointment of Niamh Lawless as Secretary General. More >>

Red Cross responds to PM comments on US refugee suspension

Monday, 30 January 2017, 5:43 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is encouraged by the Prime Minister’s response to the suspension of the United States refugee programme and would like to see a practical response from New Zealand through an emergency refugee intake. More >>

Red Cross inundated by requests from kiwis wanting to help

Monday, 30 January 2017, 1:56 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross has been inundated by requests from kiwis wanting to help refugees in response to the events in the United States over the weekend. More >>

 

 

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