As part of the world's largest humanitarian Network, the American Red Cross alleviates the suffering of victims of war, disaster and other international crises, and works with other Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to improve chronic, life-threatening conditions in developing nations. We reconnect families separated by emergencies and educate the American public about international humanitarian law.
From war to disease, the United States and our local communities are impacted by the events that happen around the world. As part of an International movement dedicated to saving lives, the Red Cross is in the unique position to engage our community around global humanitarian and health issues including International Humanitarian Law and the eradication of measles and landmines.
Many residents in Idaho have origins in other countries. When these families are unexpectedly torn apart by war, disaster or political crisis, workers at our local Red Cross chapters help re-establish communication between family members when no other communication is possible.