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
Volunteers at the heart of Red Cross
New Zealand Red Cross has more than 10,000 selfless volunteers who contribute their knowledge, skills and time to various people, programmes and projects.
Volunteers help with flooding
At 5am on Saturday morning New Zealand Red Cross volunteer, Gypsy Chant, began evacuating people from her community in Whanganui as flood water rose around her.
Red Cross launches emergency appeal for flooding
Red Cross has been responding to the severe flooding across the country and has launched an emergency appeal to further help the people hardest hit.
Helping around the world
Nepal - One month on
Tens of thousands of people in Nepal are still in urgent need of emergency shelter before the impending monsoon season.
Second major earthquake hits Nepal
Red Cross teams in Nepal are on high alert following the 7.3 magnitude earthquake on 12 May, which was centred near the town of Namche Bazaar, near the base of Mount Everest.
Red Cross respond to devastation in Nepal
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has mounted an emergency response operation following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April. Authorities so far report more than 5,000 people have died, 11,000 have been injured, 1 million families displaced and more than 8 million affected in Nepal.
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