International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Linked with Millicent Obaso – Kenya., and with The African Women’s Initiative AWI.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. Founded in 1919, the International Federation comprises 185 member Red Cross and Red Crescent societies, a Secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. There are more societies in formation. The Red Crescent is used in place of the Red Cross in many Islamic countries. The Federation’s mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. Vulnerable people are those who are at greatest risk from situations that threaten their survival, or their capacity to live with an acceptable level of social and economic security and human dignity. Often, these are victims of natural disasters, poverty brought about by socio-economic crises, refugees, and victims of health emergencies. (Read the big rest on WHO WE ARE). See also the photo gallery.

National Societies, with its Directory of all countries. See specially:

Kenya Red Cross Society, mainly with its

The American Redcross:

  • Red Cross and Partners Observe September as National Preparedness Month: Red Cross and Partners Observe September as National Preparedness Month – September is National Preparedness Month, and the DHS has announced that it is partnering with the American Red Cross, AARP, the National Organization on Disability and the National Fire Protection Agency to ensure that older adults and those with disabilities are prepared for all emergencies. Other interesting pages:
  • FAQs;
  • News;
  • Publications;
  • Jobs.

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