We, the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, being the basic units and vital force of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, founded in 1919 the League of Red Cross Societies “as a purely voluntary non-political, non governmental, non sectarian organisation, to anticipate, diminish and relieve the misery produced by disease and calamity in a systematic approach”.
We are committed to protecting human dignity and to improving the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.
We carry out our humanitarian activities in conformity with the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality. To alleviate human suffering, we work as auxiliaries to our public authorities in the humanitarian field and through our global network of National Societies and the Movement.
Publication date: 07/02/2018
Document status: Final