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1 by Mabel Australian Red Cross THE POWER OF HUMANITY

2 LITERAL QUESTIONS

3 Q1. Does Red Cross do anything where I live? Some things that Red Cross do in South Australia: Trained Red Cross volunteers call clients three times a day to ensure people are coping with the extreme weather conditions. This is a benefit for elderly, frail, isolated and disable people. Red Cross creates genuine partnerships and long-term engagement to Aboriginals and Torren Strait Islanders.

4 Q2. What can young people do for Red Cross? Young people can volunteer and become a leader for the Remote Communities Holiday program by taking a position of being a positive role model and deliver a variety of activities to young people aged between 5 and 20.

5 Q3. What work does Australian Red Cross do in other countries? Australian Red Cross helps other countries by promoting better community health and preparing for disasters helping to build communities after tragic disasters supporting those most affected by food shortages restoring water

6 Q4. What does humanity mean? The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavours, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, co- operation and lasting peace amongst all people.

7 Q5. What does Australian Red Cross do to help refugees and asylum seekers in Australia? Australian Red Cross help refugees and asylum seekers in Australia by: Tracing and restoration of family links Immigration detention program Asylum seeker assistance scheme Community detention Community Assistance Support Emergency settlement support where the need arises Support for Trafficked People

8 Q6. What does Red Cross spend its money on? Red Cross spend its money on

9 Q7. What are the aims of the Australian Red Cross? The aims of the Australian Red Cross are : bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain. It must be open to all. have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

10 Q8. How many countries, members & volunteers belong to the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement throughout the world? The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is made up of 186 National Societies including Australian Red Cross with more than 100 million volunteers worldwide.

11 Q9. How many members and volunteers belong to Australian Red Cross? There are 23,569 members and 28,573 volunteers that belong to Australian Red Cross.

12 Q10. How do I get a job at Red Cross? I can get a job at Red Cross by volunteer my time, delivering quality services in the community that meets the needs of the vulnerable in South Australia. You will also have the opportunity to learn new skills, work with some great people and give something back to the community.

13 Q11. When did Australian Red Cross start? Australian Red Cross started on 13th August 1914, exactly nine days after the outbreak of World War I.

14 Q12. When did Red Cross start? Red Cross started almost 150 years ago, on a hot June day in 1859.

15 Q13. How many people does Red Cross help? Red cross helps: Disaster and Emergency Services people assisted 89, 764 Health and Care Services people assisted 4,274 Asylum Seeker Assistance Scheme Eligible asylum seekers assisted 1,291 Non-eligible asylum seekers assisted 1,257

16 Q14. What does Red Cross do? Red Cross cares for people whose lives have been touched by tragedies. Red Cross also provides breakfast for hungry children every day to support the elderly and isolated in their own homes. Australian Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with more than 100 million volunteers in 186 countries.

17 INTERPRETIVE QUESTIONS

18 Red Cross Symbols The Red Cross symbol is a sign for first aid and health. The Red Crescent symbol is a sign for emergency assistance The Red Crystal symbol is a sign for communicating through to the Red Cross

19 Do you think you could join Red Cross? Why/why not? I don’t think I would join the Red Cross because I don’t feel comfortable saving half dead people from natural, horrible disasters.

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