American Red Cross Steps Up Support Around the Globe
Since 2011, the American Red Cross has spent or committed more than $2.5 million to support global Red Cross network relief efforts in Syria and neighboring countries, including Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. We have also donated relief supplies to support people affected by violence and conflict in Syria.
Whether on the ground or in the sea, our teams are working hard for people in need. Read the firsthand account of a Red Cross disaster responder aboard a migrant rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea.
We also provide support for information management and mapping to ensure that our sister Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are not responding independently of each other, but rather, have greater situational awareness of the broader crisis. This has allowed for informed decision-making at a global level and has been essential for an emergency of this scale, which can overwhelm local Red Cross and Red Crescent branches.
In Europe, with financial support from the American Red Cross, Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers have delivered vital services for people affected by the migration crisis in places like Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Germany and Hungary. The American Red Cross has also provided relief items and deployed disaster response specialists to help with information management, relief and communications on the ground.