Skip to Search

diagonal spacer

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

Secretariat Structure:

International Committee of the Red Cross

The International 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 humanitarian principles.



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.

International Directory of Red Cross Red Crescent Offices
Regional and National Directory of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Online


International Documents

European Union

United Nations

International Statistics

Other International Resources

Additional Collection Information

University of Florida Home Page