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
Nepal, three months on
On 25 April 2015, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal were changed by the worst earthquake the country has experienced since 1934.
Red Cross distributes 1,000 winter packs
New Zealand Red Cross members and volunteers have spent four weeks in June packing and delivering 1,000 winter packs to the most vulnerable households in Christchurch.
Helping Kiwi kids reach their dreams
Kids from all around the world came together for three days to learn some vital life-skills and meet new Kiwis from different backgrounds.
Helping around the world
From floods to earthquakes
Mike Carson spent the morning of 25 June 2015 as part of a New Zealand Red Cross team making sure Whanganui people whose houses were flooded had somewhere to stay. Then the Whanganui man flew to Nepal to join the Red Cross team helping after two major earthquakes.
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.
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