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Red Cross Victorian Bushfires From Emergency to Recovery.

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1 Red Cross Victorian Bushfires From Emergency to Recovery

2 Australias largest humanitarian disaster Approx. 7,500 people displaced 189 fatalities (likely to be much higher) 1834 homes destroyed have registered safe with Red Cross Current situation

3 Auxiliary to government National Registration & Inquiry Service (NRIS); Telecross Emergency relief (catering, first aid, personal support, volunteers) Public Appeal (coordination and support) > $102M raised panel established, funds being disbursed Red Cross

4 Rebuilding communities and lives – immediate, medium and long term; Communities – impact of evacuation, physical damage, personal loss and needs, economic and financial loss; On going disruption during recovery and rebuilding process Recovery

5 Range of community recovery services Information Community and personal support Psychological Community development and resources Type, range and quantum of services dependent on the particular needs of individuals and communities Whats needed

6 Need for on-going accurate, credible information (services – whats available, where and how to access them) lower anxiety and restore sense of predictability Critical times (6 weeks, 6 months, anniversary) must be available to whole affected areas, NESB, isolated people, secondary victims Information Services

7 Provided on one-to-one Case management approach (Centrelink/DHS) Red Cross Personal support & outreach Telecross Save a Mate Talk out Loud Breakfast Clubs Mental health first aid Personal Support

8 to create and support community recovery Community needs assessments Community engagement and participation Public forums, activities Cultural and spiritual Community Support

9 Facilitate and support consultation and engagement processes; Experienced, specialised Community development practitioners; Community development recovery projects; Red Cross Community Services

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