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13 Aug 2015 description

As food shortages and health threats loom, Red Cross is stepping up its support for those hit hardest by the floods.

Myanmar Red Cross Society is scaling up its response to the ongoing flood crisis that has so far claimed more than 85 lives and affected at least 440,000 people.

Since the floods began in mid July, more than 500 Red Cross staff and volunteers from all 12 affected regions have been carrying out evacuations as well as providing first aid, relief supplies and clean water. So far, relief has reached more than 50,000 people.

04 Aug 2015 description

Myanmar Red Cross volunteers are supporting evacuations and distributing relief supplies in four regions inundated by heavy flooding.

Flash floods across Myanmar have claimed 27 lives and affected more than 89,000 people, according to reports from Myanmar Red Cross.

The floods are the result of heavy seasonal rains and the aftermath of Cyclone Komen, which sat off the coast of Western Myanmar for several days before making landfall in Bangladesh.

16 Jun 2008 description

Australian Red Cross CEO Robert Tickner today warmly welcomed a special contribution by the Government of South Australia to aid victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar(Burma).

Mr Tickner also acknowledged the generous support of the Australian community while recognising the South Australian government's special donation of $200,000 to aid victims of the disaster cyclone.

'We sincerely appreciate this strong financial contribution from South Australian Premier Mike Rann,' Mr Tickner said.

Mr Tickner said the Government of South Australia showed 'very timely …

14 May 2008 description

The situation in Myanmar's cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta is 'overwhelming' according to Bridget Gardner, the International Red Cross aid worker who was the first international aid official to visit the disaster zone with official permission.

Ms Gardner returned to Yangon today following a two day assessment visit.

'The town of Labutta is unrecognisable,' she said.

18 Mar 2005 description

Australian Red Cross will officially close its Asia Quake and Tsunamis Appeal on March 31.

01 Mar 2005 description

In the light of recent isolated media reports alleging incorrectly that there will be a "Ten-year wait for tsunami victims", Australian Red Cross is issuing this statement.

The suggestion that those affected by the tsunami will wait for ten years to receive aid is completely false. From the start of the crisis Australian Red Cross has joined International Red Cross in mounting a massive relief operation to support the people affected throughout the region devastated by the tsunami.

"In the first 30 days, the Red Cross reached some 500,000 affected people, delivering …

08 Feb 2005 description

The Red Cross and Red Crescent is active in seven countries hit by last December's earthquake and subsequent Bay of Bengal tsunamis.

02 Feb 2005 description

Thanks to the unprecedented generosity of the Australian community, Australian Red Cross will wind down its Asia Quake and Tsunamis Appeal.

The Acting Secretary General of Australian Red Cross, Dale Cleaver, said the organisation would fulfil its commitments to current and scheduled fundraising activities.

"The generosity of Australians, Australian businesses and Australian governments from local councils to the Commonwealth has been fantastic," said Mr Cleaver.

"For all of us in Red Cross it is indeed humbling to receive so much on behalf of so many who need our …

27 Jan 2005 description

Since the beginning of the emergency response to the largest natural disaster in living memory, the global Red Cross network has provided essential support to over half a million affected people.

27 Jan 2005 description

In the first 30 days the global Red Cross network has provided essential support to over 500,000 affected people. Some 40 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies from as many countries are involved in the effort, along with 9,000 local Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and nearly 300 international aid workers, of which 15 are from Australia. In addition, $23.5 million from the Australian Red Cross Appeal has already gone to support the emergency phase of the response.

12 Jan 2005 description

Red Cross and Red Crescent has so far reached over 200,000 affected people, and the relief activities are increasing. A summary of some of key relief activities and assistance provided so far:

Over 9,000 Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers have been providing emergency assistance since the beginning of the crisis throughout the region

47 Red Cross relief flights sent out to affected regions, with 15 more scheduled

14 Emergency Response Units (ERUs) specialising in water purification, health care, logistics and telecommunications have been deployed (For more information on ERUs …

10 Jan 2005 description

Red Cross and Red Crescent has so far reached over 200,000 affected people, and the relief activities are increasing. A summary of some of key relief activities and assistance provided so far:

  • Over 40 Red Cross relief flights sent out to affected regions
  • Some 17 Emergency Response Units (ERUs) specializing in water purification, health care, logistics and telecommunications have been deployed
  • Over 9,000 Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are providing survivors with food, clothes and other emergency assistance throughout the region
  • Additional 100 Red Cross aid …
07 Jan 2005 description

Red Cross and Red Crescent has so far reached some 200,000 affected people, and the relief activities are increasing. Below is a brief summary of some of the key relief activities and assistance provided so far:

More than 30 Red Cross flights with relief goods have arrived

Some 14 Emergency Response Units (ERUs) specializing in water purification, health care, logistics and telecommunications have been deployed

Over 9,000 Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers are providing survivors with food, clothes and other emergency articles throughout the region

Over 100 international Red …

06 Jan 2005 description

Global Red Cross and Red Crescent response to the Asia Tsunami disaster has reached some 200,000 affected people within the first 10 days of the disaster.

06 Jan 2005 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (Federation) announced yesterday in Geneva that at least A$720 million is estimated to be needed for longer-term Red Cross Red Crescent programs of assistance to bring back to life the communities affected by the tsunami.

Addressing a specially convened meeting of Geneva Diplomatic Corps, Susan Johnson, the Federation's Director of Operations described the catastrophe as "the most devastating natural disaster in modern times" and explained that current estimates were that A$120 million would be required …

06 Jan 2005 description

Global Red Cross and Red Crescent response to the Asia Tsunami disaster has reached some 200,000 affected people, within the first 10 days of the disaster. Below is the brief summary of some of the key relief activities and assistance provided so far: