The mission of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

  • to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found,
  • to protect life and health and ensure respect for the human being, in particular in times of armed conflict and other emergencies,
  • to work for the prevention of disease and for the promotion of health and social welfare,
  • to encourage voluntary service and a constant readiness to give help by the members of the Movement, and a universal sense of solidarity towards all those in need of its protection and assistance.


Henry Dunant

"Never to resign oneself,
but always to act!"
Henry Dunant (1828-1910)
The founder of Red Cross


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