IFRC

Red Cross Red Crescent centres

The Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres are delegated functions of the IFRC and hosted in various Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies. Their primary function as 'centres of excellence' are to develop strategically important knowledge and best practice that will inform the future operations of the IFRC and National Societies in their key areas of interest and influence.

The Red Cross Red Crescent reference centres are:


The reference centres will lead on the development and distribution of strategically important knowledge and best practice throughout the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and beyond, in wider relevant contexts.

As with all other Learning Network resources, the reference centres are built on the founding principles, practice and thinking of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and of their host Red Cross or Red Crescent National Society.

We invite all people within the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and beyond to study research, and learn from and reflect on the work of the various reference centres.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of the reference centres directly to discuss any aspect of the above and/or how the centres can support you and your National Society.




The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. About this site & copyright