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Learn more about the Red Cross and Red Crescent

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts, natural disasters and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers.

The Movement is composed of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the 189 individual National Societies operating in each country of the world. All are united by the Movement’s seven Fundamental Principles for humanitarian action: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Under the auspices of the Standing Commission of the Red Cross and Red Crescent representatives of States and leaders of the Movement will meet at the 32nd International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in December 2015, to debate and agree on humanitarian issues in the face of increasingly complex and interlinked humanitarian challenges.

Find my local Red Cross or Red Crescent

Worldwide more than 17 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers serve where they live, building stronger communities everywhere. From rural villages to major metropolises, from delivering first aid services to health information, there is a Red Cross or Red Crescent branch near you.

Learn more about your Red Cross or Red Crescent National Society and how you can get involved! Visit the global Red Cross and Red Crescent directory.

My local Red Cross Red Crescent is:

United States of America - American Red Cross
National Headquarters,2025 E Street N.W.
2006 Washington D.C
(1) (202) 3030052 (General)