How to donate

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). This year, we are trying to help more than 30 million of the world's most needy people. One of the best ways you can make a difference to the lives of these people is to make a financial donation to our work.

You may donate either to the National Society in your country, or to the IFRC directly.

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  • To make a contribution to your National Society, please contact them directly. Addresses and web sites can be found in our directory section.
  • You can also make a donation directly to the IFRC using the 'Donate Now' button on the right. .

Migration appeal launched

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) today launched a 3 million Swiss francs (2.7 million euros) emergency appeal to support the Hellenic Red Cross scale up its assistance to the thousands of people moving through Greece.

The number of people arriving on Greek shores by boat in the first eight months of this year have soared by 750 per cent compared to last year’s figures in the same period.  

Read more about migration and the Red Cross Red Crescent.



You may choose to donate to one of our major field operations, or to make a general "unearmarked" donation. These unearmarked donations are essential to enable us to help people in desperate need, but for whom it can be difficult to raise funds as their plight is no longer in the news.

The IFRC is not a government agency, but depends on donations to carry out its work. What's more, the value of contributions is increased by the fact that the Federation has a huge volunteer network, with 355 volunteers for every paid member of staff.

Once again, thank you for your support.

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