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Australian Red Cross

Field of intervention
Humanitarian and emergency aid
Supported organization
Australian Red Cross
Country and localization
Australia, Region of Victoria (South-east of Australia)
Supported people
Families touched by the forest fires in 2009
Project helped in
2009
Amount of the support
20,000 euros

Emergency Fund to help families touched by the forest fires in 2009

The Australian Red Cross is an NGO that provides crisis first aid and care for the most vulnerable – in Australia in this case, and around the world. Its volunteers provide hands-on help when armed conflict or natural disasters hit. The Red Cross counts 60,000 members and volunteers in Australia.

Further the forest fires of February 2009, the Australian Red Cross launched a national appeal for funds to help Australian inhabitants touched by the forest fires.

The Accor Foundation* responded and set up an emergency fund of €20,000 to help victims of this disaster. This contribution doubled the €20,000 that Accor Australia had already raised.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.