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
Turning neighbours into humanitarians
New Zealand Red Cross is working with Neighbourly.co.nz to connect neighbours and communities and to promote the work of local humanitarians.
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.
Helping around the world
Red Cross in action following earthquake in Nepal
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing to mount an emergency response operation following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April. Authorities report over 700 people have been killed and many buildings have collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu.
Cyclone Pam - One month on
It has been one month since Tropical Cyclone Pam tore through Vanuatu, destroying homes and livelihoods and causing extensive damage to the environment. An estimated 166,000 people were affected in Vanuatu with 75,000 in need of shelter and more than 100,000 requiring clean drinking water.
Kiwi students win debate on the role of law in war
Conor Donohue and Abhiteja Kandarpa, Victoria University students have taken home the top prize at the 13th Red Cross International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot for Asia Pacific, dealing with fictitious court cases anchored in the realities of war and violence.
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