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International Services

Helping to Save Lives Around the World

Local Volunteers, Global Impact.

Each year, disasters and crises devastate millions of people. As part of the world’s largest humanitarian network, Red Cross Red Crescent teams provide relief and hope in nearly every corner of the globe. Volunteers often come from the communities they serve, making us powerful change-makers. Together, Red Cross Red Crescent teams not only respond to emergencies—such as earthquakes, droughts, and health epidemics—but also help neighborhoods prepare for future disasters and ensure that children receive the vaccines they need to stay healthy.

Learn more about the reach of the Global Red Cross Red Crescent network.

Giving Hope Worldwide

The scope of our mission is vast. Millions of volunteers, in countries across the globe work
to help save lives.

Delivering International Aid

From Latin America and Africa to Asia and Europe, the American Red Cross helps people in some of the world’s most at-risk communities. This work is powered by the generosity of volunteers and donors.

Putting Our Mission Into Action

By reconnecting families separated by crises, helping to rebuild communities devastated by disasters, or working alongside health organizations to eliminate global disease, the International Services of the Red Cross works everyday to provide relief.

People that lost hope during the storm are getting it back because Red Cross is giving it to them.

Susan Odevilas, Typhoon Haiyan survivor

Learn More

View our collection of videos and news stories to understand the impact of our vital work.

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Join Us

You can take action to help save lives and give hope to people around the world.
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Help Us Map the World

Map at-risk communities from your home computer! All you need is a mouse and the internet. Digital volunteering is a simple way to ensure disaster responders get relief into people’s hands – especially in the world’s most remote areas that don’t appear on traditional maps.

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Become a Volunteer

Volunteer with your local Red Cross chapter. Opportunities may include helping to reconnect families separated by international crises.

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Get Social With Us

Become a digital advocate on social media to support the Red Cross mission. Host an online fundraiser to help people in need.

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