International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)


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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Founded in 1919, the International Federation comprises 185 Red Cross and Red Crescent member societies, a Secretariat in Geneva, and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world. 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.

Website: www.ifrc.org
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