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International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
"Everyone is responsible to everyone for everything".
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 183 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 official
website is located at http://www.ifrc.org/
International Committee of the Red Cross
Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and
independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is
to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence
and to provide them with assistance.
It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted
by the Movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavors to prevent
suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal
The International Red Cross and Red
Crescent Museum has become a repository of historical
information about IRCRC. Photos, films, objects and documents
are presented through audio-visual displays and computer terminals.
The unique setting of the Today area plunges you into the thick of
current actions and gives you access to the latest news from the field.
The Café Dunant is a multimedia area which provides information
on the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in an interactive
and entertaining way.