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17 Aug 2010 description

New Zealand Red Cross has raised $350,000 for Pakistan but today announced it urgently needed to collect more to buy emergency relief for the mega-disaster.

The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has quadrupled its response to Pakistan's monsoon 'superflood', and is appealing to international donors to support a recovery programme likely to extend to 2012.

New Zealand Red Cross has raised $350,000 for Pakistan but urgently needs to collect more to buy emergency relief for the mega-disaster.

03 Sep 2009 description

New Zealand Red Cross aid worker Wendy Stuart has arrived in Pakistan to begin a six month contract at the International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) hospital for weapon wounded in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Ms Stuart, who calls Ashburton home, has been a humanitarian aid worker with New Zealand Red Cross since 2004 and has undertaken missions to Afghanistan, Kenya and Sudan.

In Pakistan Wendy has been met by temperatures soaring into the 40s but she enjoys the challenge of war surgery.

17 Aug 2009 description

Every day of the year, New Zealand Red Cross international humanitarian aid workers are making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people across the globe.

Wednesday 19 August is World Humanitarian Day, selected to honour all humanitarian aid workers. In recognition, New Zealand Red Cross pays tribute to its 44 humanitarian aid workers who have undertaken 55 international missions in the past 12 months.

It is also the day to reflect on those who have lost their lives in the field while working with New Zealand Red Cross.

31 May 2007 description

After a five month deployment in Pattika, Pakistan Hutt Valley midwife Christine Hughes has returned home this month with a desire to pack her bags and do it all over again.

The Pattika region where Mrs Hughes has been based for the past five month was at the epicentre of the earthquake which struck Pakistan 18 months ago.

She says the earthquake caused major destruction and the area is slow rebuilding.

"People are starting to rebuild houses but a lot are still in temporary shelters and tents and some have gone back into damaged buildings.

08 Oct 2006 description

One year on from the devastating October 8 earthquake in Pakistan, Kiwi Red Cross aid workers are preparing local people to face a second winter without permanent shelter. Fleet manager Nick Murdoch, from Ashburton, and communications coordinator John Tulloch, who previously worked in Wellington, are helping to ensure that the 66,000 families without permanent shelter have tents, corrugated galvanised iron, shelter repair kits and tarpaulins.

01 Feb 2006 description

Living in a badly damaged cricket stadium under canvas during a harsh Pakistan winter may not be everyone's idea of fun, but for Carly Hawkins, a Dunedin nurse, it's a fantastic opportunity.

13 Jan 2006 description

Rehmit Din clutches his little son to him tightly. He is solemn while he talks to us, but patient with our questions and frank in his answers. Standing in bright winter sun in the heart of the town of Balakot in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, it is hard to believe the devastation that surrounds us. I am told that in Balakot, one of the worst affected towns following the massive earthquake of 8 October, things are much improved since that terrible day.

23 Nov 2005 description

New Zealanders have donated more than $620,000 to the New Zealand Red Cross Pakistan earthquake appeal, the largest public response to a disaster since the South Asia tsunami.

15 Nov 2005 description

A chance spotting of an advert in his local newspaper was all the impetus needed for Wanganui man Tom Jones to join one of the largest medical relief teams New Zealand Red Cross has ever assembled.