How our services help people
Red Cross aid in Vanuatu
“On Friday at 7pm the wind started to blow. By 9pm it became very, very strong. Then the house started to fall apart around us and we fled to the evacuation centre, a safer place. I knew my house wasn’t strong enough. It just had corrugated iron walls and a thatched roof. I left the house with all that I could carry, which was my four children. Everything else I left behind.”
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.
A view from above
Ever wonder what it is like to be in a cyclone? Today the skies are blue, the sun is shining bright and the water is clear. It is hard to imagine that just a few days ago, there were black clouds looming over these islands bringing a fury of wind with them.