The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Movement is neutral and impartial, and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts. The Movement is made up of almost 97 million volunteers, supporters, and staff in 189 countries. It has three main components:
- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
As partners, the different members of the Movement support communities in becoming stronger and safer through a variety of development projects and humanitarian activities. The Movement also works in cooperation with governments, donors and other aid organizations to assist vulnerable people around the world.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent MovementThe International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement comprises the follo...
The Seven Fundamental Principles
Proclaimed in Vienna in 1965, the seven Fundamental Principles bond together the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, The Internat...
The Geneva Conventions: the core of international humanitarian law
The Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols are international treaties - part of international humanitarian law - that contain the...
Volunteering in your own country
To become a volunteer with the Red Cross/Red Crescent, you need to contact the nearest branch of the National Society in your country for de...