Here’s What You Need to Know About Australia’s Deadly Wildfires—And How You Can Help

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The Cambridge family, as well as celebrities like Pink, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban, have also been vocal about their efforts to help the situation on the ground.

Celebrities and public figures across the world have been raising awareness and rallying people to help both victims and first responders.

For months now, devastating wildfires have been tearing through Australia, resulting in dozens of casualties, destroyed homes, and massive damage to both cities and bushlands.

Pink tweeted that she was donating "$500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the front lines" over the weekend, while Australian natives Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban donated half a million dollars to fire services after learning that one of their houses is under threat of being destroyed.

Whether you're in the region or living elsewhere in the country, there are numerous ways you can help those who have been impacted. © 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved.

A lot of celebrities have been focusing their energy on raising awareness and also donating funds to efforts to combat the fires.

Nearly every state in Australia has been affected in some way, although a large portion of the destruction has been concentrated in the southeastern region of New South Wales.

Additionally, the country is experiencing a severe drought, so fires that start through manmade or natural causes like dry lightning have been extremely hard to put out.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service: The organization is accepting financial contributions as well as donations for the families of volunteer firefighters who lost their lives in the fires.

Vincent de Paul Society: Your donations go to food for families who have been evacuated and supplies for anyone who has lost their home.

However, conditions are particularly bad this year: The weather in Australia has been especially hot, hitting records for some of the most intense heatwaves in certain regions.

Thousands of people have been left homeless, and that number is only expected to go up as millions of acres of land have been scorched.

Additionally, nearly 30 more people have been reported missing in the Victoria area at the beginning of the year.

Entire towns have been destroyed, and in natural environments more than 8,000 koalas have been killed.

If you're wondering what's been happening, here's what you need to know about Australia's wildfires.

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