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Australia

13 March 2015

UN recognition for Australian Red Cross disaster resilience work and private sector collaboration

Australian Red Cross has been shortlisted for the United Nations’ Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction
Red Cross celebrates 100 years in Australia
13 August 2014

Red Cross celebrates 100 years in Australia

Today the Australian Red Cross proudly celebrates the 100 year anniversary of people helping people in Australia, in capital cities and country towns across the nation.
Bushfires bring devastation to Australia’s Blue Mountains
23 October 2013

Bushfires bring devastation to Australia’s Blue Mountains

Scorching summer winds have increased the ferocity of over 100 bushfires in New South Wales.
Charting the path from evacuation to recovery
28 June 2013

Charting the path from evacuation to recovery

Shirley and Raymond thought they had seen everything when it came to floods in their hometown of Bundaberg on the east coast of Australia. But on 27 January 2013, the water was higher than they’d ever seen, destroying houses, bridges and schools.
Training to make National Societies more resilient to future shocks
3 May 2013

Training to make National Societies more resilient to future shocks

Over recent years, increasing numbers of people are being affected by the disasters in high-income countries.
After tornadoes and floods, the Red Cross provides constant support in Queensland
1 February 2013

After tornadoes and floods, the Red Cross provides constant support in Queensland

By Antony Balmain in Brisbane Lynette Davies stands in a shaded corner of the busy flood recovery centre, rocking her two-year-old great-grand child to sleep. Dozens of people wait to be assisted, in the summer heat, 100km from Brisbane in south east Queensland. “When the storm came. It wasn’t so much the rain, but the devastation that the rain brought and how quickly it came down,” Lyn says....
Helping to reunite families and provide medical care during bushfires in Tasmania
9 January 2013

Helping to reunite families and provide medical care during bushfires in Tasmania

Thousands of people across Tasmania have been displaced as a result of a number of devastating bushfires, with many losing their homes and properties.
Unprecedented floods force thousands from their homes in Australia
8 February 2012

Unprecedented floods force thousands from their homes in Australia

Thousands of Australians have been forced to abandon their homes, and many towns have been left isolated as heavy rainfall has caused flood waters to rise in south-western Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Victorian bushfires continues, as Red Cross steps up assistance
13 February 2009

Victorian bushfires continues, as Red Cross steps up assistance

Jack Barber spent a long night seeking refuge on a football field in Kinglake West, as the fires roared around him.
Australia: Red Cross responds to bushfires
10 February 2009

Australia: Red Cross responds to bushfires

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