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New Zealand Red Cross Newswire / Tuesday 12 August 2014

New Zealand Red Cross Newswire / Tuesday 12 August 2014

Gaza-Israel conflict

Press release: Disregard for humanitarian law led to unacceptable toll on civilians

Click here for photos from Gaza.

New Zealand Red Cross aid worker, Gail Corbett is based in Gaza helping to provide emergency medical services to the wounded and affected populations. Read more here.

Ebola epidemic

Press release: IFRC Secretary General visits Ebola affected countries

New Zealand Red Cross has an aid worker based in Nairobi coordinating staff for deployment to Ebola hit areas.

Anniversary of Rwanda genocide

Twenty years on from the genocide committed in Rwanda, the immense suffering endured must not be forgotten. In the spirit of remembrance and prevention the ICRC has brought together documents from the archives that demonstrate the full horror of the 100 days. Click here for the full feature.

New Zealand Red Cross had several aid workers involved in the aftermath of the Rwanda genocide. Contact us for interviews.

Timor-Leste Red Cross

Press release: Timor-Leste Red Cross opens the doors of its new headquarters

New Zealand Red Cross is proud to have supported Timor-Leste Red Cross to build their new national headquarters.

World Humanitarian Day – 19 August

This is a day dedicated to remember and recognise humanitarian workers who have lost their lives in the service of others.

Contact us for interviews with New Zealand Red Cross aid workers based around the world.

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