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
Running for refugees
Will’s parents ran from their home in Vietnam to seek safety and refuge. Today, he runs to honour their journey and raise money for refugees.
Red Cross Nurse Shares Experiences of Aid Work in Disaster Zones
From war-torn communities in Afghanistan to Ebola hospitals in Sierra Leone, New Zealand Red Cross nurse Andrew Cameron has spent a career working in some of the worst disaster and conflict zones. He will share stories from his work in the world’s most critical humanitarian crises, when he embarks on a four date speaking tour this month.
Red Cross welcomes UN global goals for sustainable development
New Zealand Red Cross welcomes the adoption of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development, stating the goals will support all countries, including New Zealand, in guiding their humanitarian and development efforts, both at home and overseas.
Helping around the world
Red Cross prepares for increased cyclone risk in Pacific
Red Cross is preparing to respond to more tropical cyclones this season, as the effects of a severe El Niño event are felt across the Pacific. More than 4.7 million people in the Pacific could be affected by drought caused by El Niño.
Small things that mean survival
In a dark room at the top of three flights of crumbling, water-logged stairs, Ameena sits with her two sons who both have severe disabilities.
Red Cross in Yemen - first to arrive, last to leave
New Zealand Red Cross aid workers don’t just respond to disasters, they are also working in conflict situations, providing healthcare and working to strengthen communities.
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