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The international Movement

Vehicle driving through worst flooding in 40 years in Manila

The Movement

We are part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network.

An ICRC boat transports families in Indonesia

Religious neutrality

The Red Cross Movement is not a political or religious organisation. Our neutrality lets us offer unconditional help to people in need.


The emblem

The emblem of the red cross on a white background is the visible sign of protection under the Geneva Conventions.

Girl in front of an ICRC vehicle in Sri Lanka

The seven fundamental principles

We champion values which encourage respect for other human beings and a willingness to work together to find solutions to community problems.