The International Red
Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest humanitarian
network, with a presence and activities in almost every
The Movement incorporates the Geneva-based International Committee
of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies (the International Federation), as well as
National Societies in 186 countries.
With a vibrant and varied
history, from its birth in the aftermath of battle in 1859 and the vision
of founder Henry Dunant and four other men, through two
world wars and up to today, the Movement is widely acknowledged as an
unstoppable force for help and compassion.