Red Cross

The Red Cross is an independent, neutral organization ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

Red Cross

Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality: these seven Fundamental Principles provide an ethical, operational and institutional framework to the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. They are at the core of its approach to helping people in need during armed conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies.

Across the globe, Red Cross delivered timely aid during emergencies and helped communities build their resilience to the effects of conflict, enabling millions of people to meet their most urgent needs, have access to clean water and life-saving health care, and bolster their food security.

The Red Cross in the Netherlands

The Netherlands Red Cross helps people in need during emergencies, conflicts and disasters. We focus on emergency response, volunteer assistance, first aid at events, first aid training, and assisted self-reliance. We also work on ‘tracing and support’ by restoring family links, provide war aftercare and we support victims of human trafficking. Our final focus is on increasing respect and willingness to help.


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