"We strongly reject hate, racism, violence and discrimination of any kind"
By Mike Adamson, chief executive, British Red Cross
Last updated 10 October
The British Red Cross continues to stand firmly against racism in all its various forms, recognising it goes against what we believe in and stand for.
For us, as a humanitarian organisation, the deaths of George Floyd, Chris Kaba, Tyre Nichols and many others serve as a reminder that we need to work hard, at all times and in every situation, to put time, resource and value into truly listening to people’s experiences.
This comes at a time when prejudice, such as hate speech and racial discrimination, sadly continues.
We are here for humanity. Our teams help people in crisis. But we don’t have all the answers. That’s why our response is always shaped by people who have experienced that crisis.
As we work towards building a society based on equity and fairness, we commit to continuing to play our part in listening and mobilising.
And that means truly living and breathing the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is built – including Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality and Universality. As one Movement, with one voice, we strongly reject hate, racism, violence and discrimination of any kind.
Let’s continue to look out for one another and treat each other with kindness. It’s something we can all do, and it’s what makes us human.
Chief executive of the British Red Cross
Mike Adamson has been chief executive of the British Red Cross since 2014.