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
Blenheim's community garden
What started out as a good idea just a year ago has literally borne fruit for migrants and low income people in the Blenheim area.
Emergency training in Rotorua
The scene that greets the Civil Defence response teams is one of utter carnage.
A local Christchurch hero
It was an ad in the local paper that first had Steffan Rolfe thinking about becoming a New Zealand Red Cross volunteer.
Helping around the world
Access to drinking water
When a wall of water came roaring down Honiara’s Mataniko River towards her riverside home Anna Maena only had enough time to grab her two children and run. She watched from a nearby hill as her home was swept down the river, leaving the family with just the clothes they stood in.
Flooding in the Solomon Islands
Heavy rainfall has resulted in severe flash flooding in the Solomon Islands causing damage across Honiara and the Guadalcanal province.
Standing by the survivors
Amid complex problems, Red Cross stands by survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami which devastated communities three years ago.
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