Red Cross

Those who are happiest, are those who do the most for others

"...born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield... to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. (Fundamental Principle of the American Red Cross)."


The Red Cross works with people and communities in vulnerable situations. They help with emergency services in Australia, they help to increase the international aid and development, and they also help overcome social exclusion by providing bridges back into the community, championing international humanitarian law. Migration support and addressing the impact of migration.

They operate world-wide but they started out in Australia in 1916 on the verge of world war one. The organisation is effective as it have accomplished many goals such as