Red Cross stories

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14 August 2023

On the road to recovery in Tairāwhiti and Wairoa

Phil Parker’s been helping out on the East Coast since Cyclone Gabrielle struck a cruel blow to the region six months ago. We take a close look at his response work and what he’s experienced.  

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10 August 2023

Six months on: Red Cross commits $20 million in disaster relief

Update 12: We’ve now committed more than $20 million in support to disaster-affected communities following Cyclone Gabrielle and other severe weather events. In this update, we look back at what’s been achieved over the last six months.

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27 July 2023

Lending a hand in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Fortnightly update 11: More than half the New Zealand Disaster Fund has now been committed to helping people and communities. This fortnight, we focus on our support in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

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Sunil Kaushal of the Waitakere Indian Association with Red Cross co-ordinator Joan Lee

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

15 June 2023

$10 million in grants made from the New Zealand Disaster Fund

Fortnightly update 8: This week we reached the $10 million mark for grants given to help communities affected by the floods and cyclone. Recent grants include ones to support hardship, run counselling services, provide baby supplies and support clean-up.

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Cleaning up a Wairoa driveway

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