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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.”

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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.

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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.

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