The American Red Cross is Part of a Global Network Dedicated to Relieving Human Suffering
The international Red Cross and Red Crescent network is the largest humanitarian organization in the world with a presence in almost every country.
All Red Cross and Red Crescent activities have one central purpose: to help those who suffer, without discrimination. Our teams deliver aid during conflict, in response to natural or man-made disasters, and amidst other crises.
There are three parts of the global Red Cross network. Each has its own individual status and exercises no authority over the others. These three parts are: Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies (of which the American Red Cross is one), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
The American Red Cross works alongside Red Cross and Red Crescent teams around the globe to help save lives. With more than 13 million volunteers, our international work stems from local communities. Together, we serve humanity in alignment with our 7 Fundamental Principles.
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