International Disaster Fund

The International Disaster Fund enables Australian Red Cross and our partners to help people overseas in the event of a disaster or crisis. 

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The funds you raise towards our International Disaster Fund will enable Red Cross teams to help people overseas prepare for a crisis, have emergency response teams in places hit hard by disasters and conflict and to support people affected by crises to recover safely and with dignity. 
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Trained emergency response teams
in places hit hard by disasters

Prepare overseas communities
in disaster-prone regions

Support people overseas to recover
from disasters with dignity

How your donations help...


can provide reusable sanitary pads for a woman or girl living in a refugee camp for one year


can provide a shelter repair toolkit to help families make basic repairs to damaged homes


can provide a shelter kit with tarpaulins, ropes and tools to help people put a temporary roof over their head after a disaster


can provide an essential relief pack, with mosquito nets, jerry cans, buckets, hygiene kit, kitchen set, blankets, shelter tool kit and tarpaulins to give a family a new start after a disaster