Red Cross stories

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6 May 2024

A little bit about the Florence Nightingale Medal

The Florence Nightingale Medal is the highest Red Cross award for nurses and voluntary nursing aides. Named after the famed British nurse, it honours people who’ve distinguished themselves in times of peace or war.

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22 February 2024

Ukraine: Two years on

Two years since the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict, fighting and shelling are still everyday realities for millions of people living in Ukraine. The scale of destruction is immense. Ukrainians have lost their loved ones, homes, and livelihoods, and are struggling to get the basics necessary for survival.

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Ukraine winter in lyman- two years

3 July 2023

International delegate, Dallas Roy returns to Türkiye to support recovery after the earthquakes

Dallas Roy, an operations management specialist with many years' experience working in disaster zones, has returned to Ankara, Türkiye. His second mission will focus on supporting recovery for the thousands of people affected by the earthquakes.  

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Dallas Roy in Adiyaman tent city

2 April 2023

Our international delegate Dallas Roy provides an update from the earthquake zone in Türkiye

International delegate Dallas Roy has made his first visit to southeastern Türkiye, in the area devastated by earthquakes two months ago.

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International delegate Dallas Roy leaving for Turkey - Feb 2023

29 March 2023

Vanuatu Red Cross communications restored by our IT and Telecommunications team

New Zealand Red Cross Emergency Response Unit’s IT and Telecommunications team has returned from Vanuatu after successfully restoring communications across the country for Vanuatu Red Cross in just two weeks.  

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