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14 Nov 2017 description

Eight of Australia’s major humanitarian organisations have issued a joint plea for urgent funds to help more than a million people who have fled extreme violence in Myanmar.

The new initiative is a reflection of the severity of the situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh—the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world.

The mass movement of people to the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh has become increasingly desperate.

29 Aug 2017 description

Australian Red Cross holds grave concerns for those asylum seekers who have lost basic assistance.

Australian Red Cross holds grave concerns for those asylum seekers who have lost basic assistance.

Red Cross CEO Judy Slatyer said, "Our view is that people should have their humanitarian needs met while in Australia regardless of legal status; they should never be left destitute in the Australian community. They should have their claims for protection fairly assessed and sustainable solutions must be found for people who need protection.

13 Jun 2017 description

When disaster strikes, Vanuatu businesses can provide, store and distribute relief supplies through a single procurement system.

When Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu in 2015, it was one of the worst disasters to ever hit the Pacific region. The Category 5 Cyclone left 75,000 people in need of emergency shelter.

One year later Cyclone Winston slammed into Fiji. Its 225mph winds demolished structures all across the main island. Another Category 5 cyclone, Winston left 44 people dead and was the strongest on record to make landfall anywhere in the world.

02 Jun 2017 description

'I felt finished.' In three words, a woman in the fishing community of Biasong recalled the despair she felt when she surveyed the damage inflicted by Typhoon Haiyan.

The strongest tropical storm ever to make landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Visayas region on November 8th 2013. 16 million people were affected, 8,000 people were killed and 1.4 million homes were damaged or destroyed.

04 May 2017 description

Vanuatu Red Cross volunteers are working around the clock to help their communities be safe and prepared ahead of a major cyclone which is due to start hitting the country in the coming hours.

Tropical Cyclone Donna is expected to unleash damaging winds, rough seas, heavy rainfall, and flash flooding across Vanuatu from tonight.


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17 Nov 2017 description
training Registration deadline: 20 May 2018 Training date: 21 May 2018 to 22 May 2018 Australian Red Cross

Effective aid workers must have the ability to interact with their colleagues from across a diverse set of cultures. Capacity Development Across Cultures (CDAC) delves into the theory and practice of cultural intelligence, teaching you how to approach a professional role overseas or within a culturally diverse environment.