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Kiwi Students Win Debate on the Role of Law in War

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 1:42 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand students from Victoria University have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific, which deals with fictitious court cases anchored in the realities of war and violence. More >>

Stopping Ebola With Courage

Friday, 27 March 2015, 3:32 pm | NZ Red Cross

When my colleague Josh told me a few weeks ago the Red Cross emblems had been temporarily taken off our cars in Guinea, I found it hard to grasp what I was hearing. But being in Conakry and experiencing the hostility of some in the community first-hand, I ... More >>

Red Cross Distributes Aid in Vanuatu

Monday, 23 March 2015, 8:08 pm | NZ Red Cross

On Friday, Red Cross was the first organisation sanctioned by the Government of Vanuatu to begin relief distributions to communities devastated by Cyclone Pam. More >>

Tropical Cyclone Pam: Howling winds, frightened children

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:52 pm | NZ Red Cross

When cyclone Pam made landfall on the archipelago of Vanuatu, the night was dark and sombre. It took only a few hours before the wind started to frenetically shake houses and trees, destroying everything in its path. More >>

Emergency appeal to raise NZD $5.3 million for Vanuatu

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:50 pm | NZ Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has launched an emergency appeal for NZD $5.3 million to support 60,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam which has devastated much of Vanuatu. More >>

Red Cross Sends More Supplies to Stricken Vanuatu

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 3:49 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is today sending another consignment of critically needed supplies to cyclone torn Vanuatu, its third consignment in four days. More >>

Red Cross Responding to State of Emergency in Vanuatu

Monday, 16 March 2015, 10:36 am | NZ Red Cross

A state of emergency has been declared in Vanuatu after Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam, one of the most devastating cyclones to ever hit the Pacific, reached category five early on Friday morning. More >>

Red Cross Prepares for Cyclone Pam

Friday, 13 March 2015, 9:25 pm | NZ Red Cross

As Tropical Cyclone Pam, Tropical Storm Bavi and Cyclone Nathan make their way across the Pacific, Red Cross is working with communities and local authorities to prepare for what could become an unprecedented relief response. More >>

Red Cross Needs Your Help

Friday, 6 March 2015, 2:03 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Crossis urging Kiwis to get behind its annual appeal so it can continue helping people in crisis in New Zealand and around the world. More >>

Celebrating 100 years of caring

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 3:12 pm | NZ Red Cross

We've been around for 100 years! We are celebrating 100 years of humanitarian action, a century of care in New Zealand and around the world. More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Responds to Cyclones in Australia

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:49 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is sending three disaster management volunteers to Queensland tonight, as two tropical cyclones hit Australia. More >>

Red Cross Aid Workers Continue to Help with Ebola Crisis

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 1:45 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross general manager of communications and marketing Corinne Ambler is the latest Kiwi aid worker heading to West Africa to help with the Ebola response. More >>

Victoria University to Represent NZ at International Moot

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 4:48 pm | NZ Red Cross

Two Victoria University law students will represent New Zealand at the 13th Red Cross Asia-Pacific International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot competition in Hong Kong next year after winning the New Zealand competition. More >>

Laws of War to Be Debated at Wellington Event

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:56 pm | NZ Red Cross

The political and human consequences of war and civil unrest are widely covered in themedia but International Humanitarian Law (IHL), the body of law which exists to protect all parties to armed conflict, rarely gets attention. More >>

One in Four Cantabrians Receives Red Cross Help

Friday, 14 November 2014, 1:02 pm | NZ Red Cross

Four years on from the first earthquake, New Zealand Red Cross has helped one in four Cantabrians, distributed $91 million in grants and spent $11 million on programmesfor quake-hit communities. More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Refugee of the Year Awards

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:44 pm | NZ Red Cross

Adam Awad arrived in New Zealand in 2001 after spending three years in a refugee camp in Ethiopia and more than a decade in Sudanworking with young people under the auspices of the UNHigh Commissioner for Refugees. He came to Zealand on a work visa ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Responds to Drought in Tonga

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:27 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross has sent an aid worker and two desalination units, to turn seawater into safe drinking water in the drought-hit Ha’apai islands of Tonga. More >>

Red Cross, Pacific leaders prepare for cyclone season

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:14 pm | NZ Red Cross

The New Zealand Red Cross Pacific Advisory Group, met for the first time this week, to develop a disaster response plan for the upcoming Pacific cyclone season, which is forecast to be severe. More >>

Red Cross App will help Kiwis Save Lives

Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:40 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross will launch a free app offering step-by-step first aid and emergency advice to mark World First Aid Day on Saturday 13 September. More >>

Red Cross launches employment service for former refugees

Monday, 1 September 2014, 2:50 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is encouraging employers to give refugees a fresh startwith the launch of Pathways to Employment, a nationwide work assistance service. More >>

 

 

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