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Ebola, Gaza-Israel conflict, Day of the Disappeared

New Zealand Red Cross Newswire

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Ebola epidemic

New Zealand Red Cross nurses in Sierra Leone describe the realities of nursing in an Ebola epidemic - assessing patients over a fence 1.5 metres away, under layers of hot protective equipment.

Blog: Nursing in Ebola country

New Zealand Red Cross has deployed a third nurse to Sierra Leone to join an international Red Cross team responding to the Ebola crisis. In addition to the international medical teams, Red Cross has almost 3,000 trained volunteers from the most affected villages, and to date has had no cases of contamination. This can be attributed to a strict adherence to protocol and high level of discipline in field activities.

Press release: New Zealand Red Cross nurses to help with Ebola crisis

Gaza-Israel conflict
New Zealand Red Cross nurse, Erin O’Connor, is off to Gaza to support three trauma hospitals. Another New Zealand nurse Gail Corbett is already in Gaza.
TV3 coverage: Kiwi nurse packs for Gaza

International Day of the Disappeared – 30 August 2014

This day gives us a chance to recognise the numbers of people still missing through conflict, disaster and migration - and show solidarity with their families who remain in limbo waiting to clarify the fate of their loved ones. The New Zealand Red Cross Restoring Family Links service works to restore and maintain contact between family members and clarify the fate of persons reported missing.

Contact us for interviews or click here for more information.

ENDS

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