International Services

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The American Red Cross helps vulnerable people around the world prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters, complex humanitarian emergencies and life-threatening health conditions.
The Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley provides tracing and message services for people who have become separated from family members...

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley provides tracing and message services for people who have become separated from family members as a result of war or weather-related disasters. Our caseworkers initiate tracing messages for Carbon, Lehigh and Northampton county residents whose families abroad are affected by a crisis, be it a hurricane or armed conflict. We sponsor free classes for the public about Red Cross international services and international humanitarian law.

In addition, we serve as a conduit for Lehigh Valley residents to donate funds to other nations during times of disasters. We also sponsor classes for the public about Red Cross international services and international humanitarian law.

Contact: Please call (610) 865-4400 or you can email: lvarc@redcross.org


International Services and Humanitarian Law Classes

Courses and presentations are suited for community members interested in learning more about Red Cross response to disasters around the world, for high school and college students studying international affairs, for people with family members overseas, and for anyone interested in further involvement with the Red Cross, as well as for Red Cross volunteers and staff. International Services courses and presentations are provided at no charge to participants.

Please register at least a week prior to the class or presentation. To register or for more information, please e-mail Margot Hillman at margot.hillman@redcross.org. Classes and presentations are held at the American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley, 2200 Avenue A, Bethlehem.

Humanity in the Midst of War: International Humanitarian Law (IHL)

In a world where warfare and civil strife are a daily reality for millions, international humanitarian law provides a framework for protection for civilians and combatants alike. Learn about the body of rules and principles that seeks to limit the conduct of war and protect the victims of armed conflict, and the unique role of the Red Cross on behalf of victims of war.
Class Dates and Times:

Thursday, October 31 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

American Red Cross
Wyoming Valley Chapter
256 N. Sherman St.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

American Red Cross International Services: An Overview

A two and a half hour participatory presentation about American Red Cross International Services. Why is the American Red Cross involved in humanitarian relief efforts around the globe? What is family tracing? What does the American Red Cross do overseas?

Thursday, November 14 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

American Red Cross
Wyoming Valley Chapter
256 N. Sherman St.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.