Pacific communities at the forefront of local action and adaption

By Hanna Butler / IFRC The 191st pin on the Red Cross Red Crescent world map is set to be for the Marshall Islands Red Cross, which is on track to becoming the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) newest National Society, after the...

Emergency hospital: Six months of saving lives

Toni Stokes never knows how many women in labour will arrive each day. Sometimes none, other times three or four pregnant women are rushed to the Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency hospital in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Tackling cholera in DRC, a deep-seated health emergency

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC Fourteen-year-old Kalala Kazamboua had just been taken back home after being treated for cholera at Mpoyi Health Centre in the Ngandanjika health zone, in Lomami—one of the provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). A few weeks...

World Migration Day 2017

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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

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.

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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