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18 Jun 2014 description

In 2012 New Zealand Red Cross Refugee services reviewed Its framework and services for resettlement of refugee youth ages 12-24. Information was gathered in focus groups or interviews with 76 people including youth, parents, Red Cross Refugee services’ staff and representatives of community groups and government agencies. The Review confirmed staff concerns and Informal feedback from youth and Refugee-background communities that experiences of resettling in New Zealand did not always meet the youths’ and their parents’ hopes and expectations for life In their new country.

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.

01 Aug 2008 description

The lush rural farmland of Raglan and the isolated rural desert areas of western Sudan could not be more different but New Zealand Red Cross aid worker Michael Carter is accustomed to both landscapes.

Former Waikato University student Michael Carter has recently returned home to Raglan following a 12 month deployment with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to Zalingei where he was based in the Darfur region of Sudan.

As a specialist water and sanitation aid worker, Mr Carter was primarily responsible for the maintenance and repair of hand pumps and wells.

23 Jul 2007 description

This week, the tenth New Zealand Red Cross aid worker departs to join her Kiwi colleagues, helping thousands of vulnerable people in Sudan.

Currently New Zealand Red Cross has 30 aid workers deployed in over 15 different countries, with a third of them now working in the troubled regions of Sudan.

The country is Africa's largest and the location of the world's worst humanitarian crisis. After 20 years of internal and cross border conflict, millions of Sudan's people are in desperate need of assistance and protection.

23 Dec 2004 description

A New Zealand Red Cross worker returning this week from Sudan is warning that the troubled Darfur region is likely to face a major food crisis next year.

Andrew Macalister, of Nelson, says that the annual harvest is just finishing in most areas of Darfur, and appears to be only about a quarter of normal.

"For people remaining in rural areas, this means that their food supplies will begin to run out in the first quarter of 2005," Mr Macalister says.