Friday 29th September, 2023 Apia, Samoa— Australia Red Cross, in collaboration with its Pacific Partnership, convened a meeting in Apia, Samoa, bringing together leaders from various Pacific Red Cross Societies. The purpose of this high-level gathering was to initiate discussions and lay the foundation for the upcoming phase of the Australia Red Cross’ International Program.

As the current 5-year program approaches its conclusion in December 2024, Australia Red Cross is embarking on the next phase by launching the program’s design process. This momentous occasion served as an opportunity for dialogue among the participating National Societies, charting the course for their collective future.

The meeting, marked by productive discussions and collaborative efforts, further solidified the already robust partnership between Australia Red Cross and its Pacific counterparts. Secretary Generals representing Samoa, Tuvalu, Palau, Tonga, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji were all in attendance, demonstrating the shared commitment to humanitarian causes and regional cooperation.

Australia Red Cross envisions the upcoming program phase to maintain its focus on fostering strategic partnerships throughout the Asia Pacific region, while also extending its global reach for humanitarian response and key initiatives. The active involvement and shared values of all partners will play a pivotal role in shaping the design of this innovative program.

Fiji Red Cross Society Director General Ragigia Dawai, expressed satisfaction with the success of this meeting, highlighting the productive dialogue and collaborative spirit that prevailed throughout the event.

‘We are very thankful to Australia Red Cross for the long term partnership and for the continued contribution and commitment to strengthening our national society enabling us to do the work we do’

Fiji looks forward to continued collaboration with Australia Red Cross and our Pacific partners in shaping a brighter and more resilient future for communities in need.


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About Fiji Red Cross Society

The Fiji Red Cross Society is a humanitarian organization dedicated to serving vulnerable communities in Fiji. With a strong presence nationwide, the Society provides emergency response, disaster management, health and first aid training, community outreach, and other essential services. Through its commitment to humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality, the Fiji Red Cross Society strives to alleviate suffering and promote the well-being of those in need.

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About Australia Red Cross

Australia Red Cross is a humanitarian organization dedicated to supporting vulnerable communities and individuals in times of crisis and need. With a rich history of service and a commitment to international cooperation, Australia Red Cross continues to make a positive impact on lives both locally and globally.


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