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27 Dec 2011 description

Australian Red Cross aid workers will be helping out across the globe in disaster, conflict and development zones this festive season.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 20, 2011

Peter Giugni will be setting up the ICRC's first regional office in Afghanistan's volatile Khost province. A world away from the turkey and tinsel of an Antipodean Christmas, Australian Red Cross aid workers will be helping out across the globe in disaster, conflict and development zones this festive season.

03 Aug 2010 description

3 August 2010

Funds raised through the Pakistan Monsoon Floods 2010 Appeal will provide emergency relief and recovery assistance to communities affected by the worst floods to hit Pakistan since 1929.

Australian Red Cross Director of Services and International Operations Michael Raper said money raised will contribute to a global Red Cross response.

'The impact of these floods on communities has been particularly severe,' Mr Raper said. 'We are hearing reports that around 2.5 million people could have been affected.

20 Aug 2007 description

As flood waters swept through villages in southern Pakistan recently, families were forced to flee, taking only what they could carry.

25 Jul 2007 description

The Australian Government, through its international aid agency AusAID, is providing AUD$1 million to the International Red Cross to help the Pakistan Red Crescent respond to heavy seasonal storms, widespread flooding and Cyclone Yemyin in Pakistan.

The combined effects of these storms and the consequent flooding which swept through Baluchistan and Sindh Provinces in late June has claimed over 300 lives and displaced over 300,000 people. In the weeks after the disaster, suffocating heat and a lack of clean water, food and shelter, made life extremely difficult in flood-affected areas of …

05 Oct 2006 description

Tens of thousands of people are facing a second winter without permanent shelter following the devastating earthquake which killed more than 73,000 people and made over 3.5 million homeless in northern Pakistan on 8 October 2005.

One year later, it is estimated that around 66,000 families are still without permanent shelter, while recent landslides and flooding have also left many quake survivors in a precarious position.

Australian Red Cross raised more than $8 million for the Asia Quake Appeal through generous contributions from the public, corporate donors and the Australian …

05 Oct 2006 description

One year has passed since the devastating earthquake struck in northern Pakistan on 8 October, claiming over 73,000 lives and leaving around 3.5 million people homeless.

08 Apr 2006 description

Six months after the Pakistan earthquake Red Cross has relaunched its 'Asia Quake' appeal, calling on Australians to support long term recovery efforts in the areas worst hit by the October 8 disaster.

'Australians have already responded generously to the Red Cross 'Asia quake' appeal,' said Robert Tickner, CEO of Australian Red Cross.

20 Dec 2005 description

By Johan Schaar

16 Nov 2005 description

Hang Vo, Australian Red Cross National Tracing Manager was deployed to Pakistan as part of a team of Red Cross Red Crescent delegates providing tracing services and restoring family links for those affected by the earthquake which struck on the 8th October 2005. Hang's previous international tracing experience includes working in Sri Lanka after the Tsunami and in Bali after the 2002 bombings.

'It is easy to see the physical destruction and devastation of the earthquake in Pakistan.

15 Nov 2005 description

Despite waning media interest in the plight of Pakistan's quake survivors, the Australian community has rallied to help Australian Red Cross raise nearly $8 million to assist efforts to ensure hundreds of thousands of people survive harsh winter conditions.

19 Oct 2005 description

Hundreds of earthquake-affected villages in the remote Neelum valley remain largely inaccessible as Red Cross and Red Crescent aid workers concentrate their efforts on trying to reach valley survivors with vital shelter and aid.

According to Robert Tickner, CEO of Australian Red Cross, tens of thousands of survivors in the valley, situated outside the region's capital Muzaffarabad, are still living out in the open exposed to plummeting temperatures and icy winds.

"Reaching the people of Neelum valley is our urgent priority," Mr Tickner explained.

13 Oct 2005 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies announced today that it will increase from 120,000 up to 750,000 the number of people it aims to assist that were affected by last Saturday's devastating earthquake which hit Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. Affected communities will be supported with food, tents, blankets, kitchen sets and health care.

09 Oct 2005 description

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale has rocked the Kashmir region of Pakistan with tremors felt as far away as Afghanistan and India.

Latest reports indicate that tens of thousands are feared dead and over 40,000 people are injured. The Pakistan Red Crescent immediately deployed 10 ambulances in the affected areas of Islamabad as well as medical teams to provide first aid.