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New Zealand Red Cross Scaling Up To Assist Foreign Nationals Affected By COVID-19

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 9:25 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is scaling up at speed to address the urgent needs of people on temporary visas in Aotearoa New Zealand who are experiencing serious hardship due to COVID-19. From 1 July, people who are in need and on temporary visas can check ... More >>

National Volunteer Week: Volunteers The Backbone Of Emergency Response In Aotearoa

Friday, 19 June 2020, 1:05 pm | NZ Red Cross

This National Volunteer Week, 21 to 27 June, New Zealand Red Cross recognises the immense contribution of volunteers during times of crisis like COVID-19, and every day in their communities. When Aotearoa faces challenging times, Kiwis always step ... More >>

Red Cross Marks World Refugee Day

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 9:00 am | NZ Red Cross

On World Refugee Day, June 20, New Zealand Red Cross is recognising the important contribution former refugees made as essential workers during the COVID-19 lockdown. Essential workers risked their health to ensure the rest of the country had access ... More >>

Stick To Your Bubble, Not Your Couch – Join Red Cross Virtual Tour

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 4:40 pm | NZ Red Cross

To help Kiwis resist the urge to stick to their couch, while encouraging them to stick to their bubble, New Zealand Red Cross has launched Red Cross Virtual Tour. People who sign up will aim to walk, run, dance or garden their way to 71km - the ... More >>

New Zealand Red Cross To Support Families Who Have Lost Contact With Each Other

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:02 am | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is offering to support families who have lost contact with each other due to the COVID-19 pandemic by checking on their health and wellbeing through our Restoring Family Links service, if other means of contact are not available. ... More >>

Even In Lockdown The Meals Will Keep Coming

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 12:15 pm | NZ Red Cross

While almost all of New Zealand stays at home during COVID-19 Alert Level 4, people in need will continue to receive a meal and a chance to say ‘hi’ through New Zealand Red Cross’ Meals on Wheels service. The New Zealand Government has deemed ... More >>

Red Cross activates Family Links website following Eruption

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 9:18 am | NZ Red Cross

At the request of New Zealand Police following the Whakaari / White Island eruption, New Zealand Red Cross has activated the Family Links website. The volcano erupted shortly after 2pm on Monday 9 December and a number of people remain unaccounted ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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