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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 >>

Ebola, Gaza-Israel conflict, Day of the Disappeared

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 12:09 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross nurses in Sierra Leone describe the realities of nursing in an Ebola epidemic - assessing patients over a fence 1.5 metres away, under layers of hot protective equipment. More >>

No end in sight to overwhelming human cost of conflict

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 4:16 pm | NZ Red Cross

Two ceasefires have brought some respite to civilians in Gaza and southern Israel, amid hope that a durable cessation of hostilities might occur. In Gaza, these breaks in the fighting have barely given people enough time to seek medical care, replenish ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Nurses to Help with Ebola Crisis

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 3:56 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross nurses Donna Collins and Sharon Mackie are on their way to Sierra Leone to join an international Red Cross team responding to the Ebola crisis. More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Newswire / Tuesday 12 August 2014

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 5:18 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross aid worker, Gail Corbett is based in Gaza helping to provide emergency medical services to the wounded and affected populations. Read more here. More >>

New Zealand Aid Worker Helping in Gaza

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:35 pm | NZ Red Cross

A New Zealand Red Cross nurse working in Gaza says she has never experienced anything like the current conflict in her long aid work career. More >>

Seeking Sanctuary

Thursday, 10 July 2014, 11:05 am | NZ Red Cross

What would you do if you were forced to flee your home because of war or persecution? More >>

Red Cross Urges All New Zealanders to Welcome Refugees

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:02 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is marking this year’s World Refugee Day by encouraging people to extend a warm welcome to all refugees in their communities. More >>

Need for Targeted Health Services for Refugees

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 5:00 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross Refugee Services is urging New Zealand’s health agencies to plan, advocate for and address the health needs of former refugees. More >>

Red Cross Needs Test Pilots for First Aid App

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 2:29 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is looking for teenage test pilots to help improve its new first aid and disaster preparedness app for smartphones and tablets, before its official launch in July. More >>



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