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Date Range of Records: 1954-2005
- Australian Red Cross Society, National Office [1914-]
[Red Cross Archives series reference: N017]

Comprises files relating to international projects where the Australian Red Cross responded to a humanitarian crises by providing assistance in the development of health plans; engineering and technical support in medical building projects; medical expertise and equipment; logistical advice regarding agriculture, water resources and sanitation. Other programs include health education programmes; first aid; the prevention of STDs; care and counselling for HIV/AIDS infections; English language programs; refugee support at transit camps and services for displaced and vulnerable persons. These programmes were managed by the Australian Red Cross, National Office - International Department. See also: Reports on project impacts in Africa and the Asia Pacific and Region

These files typically contain legal agreements, correspondence, memoranda, studies, interum and final project reports including financial expenditure, publications, posters; some files contain photographs of project progress. Project locations include - but is not limited to - Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Botswana, Nigeria, Burundi, Senegal, Rwanda, Zaire, Sudan, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Sri Lanka, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Nepal, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, East Timor, Panama, Lebanon, Afghanistan and East-Jerusalem.

Researchers should note that under the Geneva Conventions Act 1957 protections govern the use of the Red Cross emblem. For further information see Archives staff.
7 units (1.19m)
Collection Category: Community and Political, organisations
Access Conditions: Access: Open
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