Our International Services teams provide support, guidance, and leadership in all aspects of the Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies to strengthen their capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters.
American Red Cross youth volunteers provide critical support to the Missing Maps/MapSwipe project by putting undocumented areas of the globe on the map. Accurate maps play a critical role in understanding communities, particularly for populations at risk.
We also support the Measles and Rubella Initiative by raising funds to support Vaccinate a Village. These dollars provide much needed childhood vaccinations to underrepresented areas of the world.
The IHL Youth Action Campaign (YAC) empowers young people, ages 13-24, to learn about International Humanitarian Law (IHL)—the body of law that governs armed conflict. Young people volunteer to educate the American public on IHL by exploring topics with their communities through peer-to-peer education campaigns. Youth teams participate in an IHL training, during which they learn how to build their own educational campaigns and conduct in-person and social media activities to promote awareness around IHL.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT MAPSWIPE AND THE MISSING MAPS PROJECT