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New South Wales Bushfires

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????The Australian Red Cross is currently supporting people in evacuation centres in Springwood, Lithgow and North Richmond.We are expecting these to close down over the coming days. The recovery centre in Springwood remains open and we are assisting people as they come into the centre seeking advice on the next steps they should take.

Red Cross is currently supporting people in evacuation centres in North Richmond. The recovery centre in Springwood remains open and we are assisting people as they come into the centre seeking advice on the next steps they should take.

More than 120 Red Cross volunteers and staff have been involved in the response and most of them have completed multiple shifts. Additional teams are standing at the ready across the Western Sydney region. We are assessing the wellbeing of staff and volunteers to ensure they are ok and sending in fresh teams to continue with the relief work.

Red Cross is also assisting people to find out about the safety of family and friends – people can register as evacuees or inquire online through the National Registration and Inquiry System 

People who have lost their homes or had property damaged are experiencing stress, exhaustion and are trying to come to terms with an awful reality. Recovering from an emergency is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome. Red Cross is committed to supporting people on their recovery journey. We talk with people in emergency-affected communities to identify gaps in support and our volunteers work with communities in the days, months and sometimes years after an emergency. Long after the emergency is over, Red Cross helps individuals and communities as they rebuild their lives.

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