An introduction to Red Cross
New Zealand Red Cross is all about people.
Hundreds of families seek refuge in New Zealand every year. Red Cross helps care for those whose lives have been forced to change as a result of natural disaster or conflict.
Week in, week out, Gerry and Jan deliver hot meals to people in Howick, Auckland, many of whom are elderly and unable to prepare the meals they need.
Andrew Cameron is from Hawke’s Bay and works as a health aid worker in areas of conflict, including Sudan, Kenya, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and South Ossetia.
Grace volunteers for our awareness campaigns and helps collect during Red Cross street appeals in Wellington. It’s easy to give your time to help those in need.
Our mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience.
Helping New Zealand – Day in, day out
Help those in crisis
Catastrophic natural disasters can happen anywhere, any time. Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, droughts, volcanic eruptions and cyclones – strike with little or no warning and in a moment everything a family has is gone.
First aid saves grandma
Eleesha Stevens, an 11-year-old student at Redwood School in Tawa, was able to put her first aid skills into practice just weeks after completing a Red Cross first aid course.
Cycling sisters to meet their Cambodian family
Aucklander Solary Ha (pictured on the right) is cycling across Cambodia in October to raise funds for New Zealand Red Cross and meet her beloved grandmother for the first time.
Helping around the world
A view from above
Ever wonder what it is like to be in a cyclone? Today the skies are blue, the sun is shining bright and the water is clear. It is hard to imagine that just a few days ago, there were black clouds looming over these islands bringing a fury of wind with them.
Cyclone Pam: Howling winds, frightened children
When cyclone Pam made landfall on the archipelago of Vanuatu, the night was dark and sombre. It took only a few hours before the wind started to frenetically shake houses and trees, destroying everything in its path.
State of emergency in Tuvalu
A state of emergency has been declared in Tuvalu following tidal surges caused by Cyclone Pam, destroying houses and crops.
Helping in the face of tragedy
20 volunteers rushed to assist in initial response
Door knocking at homes in affected area and welfare centre support
Drought in the Marshall Islands
Four emergency response aid workers deployed with reverse osmosis desalination units to help make fresh water
Early recovery aid workers helping drought affected communities by making use of rainwater harvesting systems
Conflict in Syria
Emergency appeal opened to help support work of Syrian Arab Red Crescent
Health aid worker based in Beirut, Lebanon
Clean water distributed to 10,000 people
12,750 Winter Warmer packs delivered
Donated to the cause
Over 100,000 grant recipients