Helping children in camps cope through play

Stacked on steep hillsides, the sprawling camps can become almost impenetrable in wet weather, but this hasn’t deterred a team of four from ploughing ankle-deep through mud with armloads of sport and play equipment.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – COP 23:

During COP23, we’re calling for urgent action to build the resilience of the people most vulnerable to climate and weather extremes around the world.

Earthquake in Iran and Iraq: Red Crescent teams providing rescue and first aid

Red Crescent volunteers in northern Iraq and Iran are providing urgent search and rescue and first aid to victims of the devastating 7.3 magnitude earthquake that shook the region yesterday evening at 21:18 local time.

Recent news

Fighting famine in East and Central Africa

Millions of people in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to bring life-saving support to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.

Coming events: World Blood Donor Day – 14 June. World Refugee Day – 20 June.

Annual Report

In 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies was once again at the forefront of humanitarian action around the world. Find out more about our work.

Working alongside National Societies  |  A decisive humanitarian voice  |  On the frontline of humanitarian events  | A strong IFRC

Our impact

160.7 million

people reached with long-term services and development programmes

110 million

people reached with disaster response and early recovery programmes

4.5 million

people reached with emergency response or temporary shelter

9.1 million

people reached with vital food support in the last year

About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.

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