We save lives and support people before and after disasters strike. We work to alleviate suffering during wars and conflict and promote the laws of war. And we work to assist our most vulnerable community members – no matter their circumstances.
We work with politicians, policy-makers, organisations and the public to improve the situation of the most vulnerable people in Australia and around the world.
We advocate based on direct experience and evidence, and empower people to speak out and take action to improve their lives.
We will always focus on the needs and perspectives of vulnerable people, in our areas of expertise.
We are bound by our Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality.
We won't make any public statements that jeopardise our Principles or the ability for us and our movement partners to continue to alleviate suffering wherever it may be found, in Australia or overseas.
We are committed to reconciliation and building an Australia where humanity can thrive. One with a rich identity built on trust, respect and understanding. Where we learn about our shared history and take pride in the histories, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all.
We support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.
Our purpose is to reduce suffering across Australia and internationally through mobilising the power of humanity.
Parts of Australia are experiencing unprecedented bushfire activity.
Since July 2019, Red Cross teams have responded to 30 emergencies (some of which have been going for up to 6 weeks) and supported over 18,600 people, through the efforts of more than 1,590 volunteers and staff.
Right now we’re supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia.
Our Register.Find.Reunite service, which reunifies people who have been separated in the bushfire emergency, has registered over 30,000 people and taken more than 5,000 enquires.
It’s thanks to people like you.
Your donation helps Red Cross give people the support they need in disasters, whenever and wherever they happen. We have decades of experience in caring for people affected by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, storms, fire, drought and other emergencies.
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WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia's largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for over 30 years and WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.
WIRES is licenced to rescue and care for wildlife in NSW and we have over 2,500 volunteers in 28 branches. We receive around 170,000 calls to our 1300 line annually, including thousands of interstate calls where we provide rescue advice. Annually WIRES assists tens of thousands of native animals and plays a major role in national community wildlife education. Normally WIRES has several hundred thousands unique visitors to our website but in the first week of January 2020 we received well over a million unique visitors.
Following the catastrophic fires in NSW and Australia 2019 - 2020 WIRES will be focusing on increasing our capacity to rescue and care for more individual animals and pursuing additional opportunities to help wildlife more broadly, including partnering on projects to improve long-term outcomes for native animals.