Australian Red Cross

by Australian Red Cross Society
Australian Red Cross

Project Report | Apr 10, 2024
Australian Red Cross

By Clare Hedger | Partnerships Team

324,836 people were supported during and after disasters.

185,400+ people accessed disaster resilience, response and recovery resources, booklets and information.

4 million+ people reached through preparedness campaigns.

17,400+ people attended training and workshops to build their capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters

In a changing climate, disasters are increasing in intensity and frequency. Our emergency services work is focused on supporting communities to anticipate, respond to and recover well from disasters of all kinds. We do it by putting people first — by tapping into the local knowledge of people and communities who know what they need to overcome adversity. When disaster strikes, we equip communities with the capacity to make decisions and take action. In the aftermath, we connect them with safe, equitable and dignified humanitarian and psychosocial care. Building resilience one community at a time Our disaster resilience programs focus on practical, psychological and social actions that can prepare people and households for the impacts of disasters and other crises.

In partnership with communities, we

• look at the risks and barriers that prevent people from becoming disaster-ready

• leverage the motivations that can inspire meaningful action

• empower communities to lead their own resilience-building activities. Program highlights

• 35,850 people accessed community events and information.

• 11,680 people in New South Wales attended 148 community activities run by our Community Resilience teams.

• 8,369 students attended 279 Pillowcase Program workshops in over 150 schools.

• 7,046 people took part in over 427 training, workshop and resilience activities.

• 890 people attended RediPlan disaster preparedness workshops.

• 2,013 people downloaded and 70,237 people updated our revamped Get Prepared emergency app


Right now, Red Cross teams are on the ground helping thousands of people affected by disaster, hardship, conflict, isolation and crisis. From bushfire-affected communities in Queensland and New South Wales to people caught up in armed conflict overseas, we are there.

365 days a year.

Neutral and impartial.

People helping people find safety, opportunity, and emotional and practical support in a crisis.

You are one of the helpers too. our generosity can give people somewhere to turn on the most challenging days of their lives. And the fact is, we can’t do what we do without supporters like you.

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Organization Information

Australian Red Cross Society

Location: NORTH MELBOURNE, Victoria - Australia
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @redcrossau
Project Leader:
Clare Hedger
North Melbourne , VIC Australia

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