Humanitarian Diplomacy

Humanitarian Diplomacy UN and Red Cross Partnering for a Stronger Caribbean

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World Water Day: Keeping communities safe from drought and Zika

Red Cross volunteers in the Americas are working hard to ensure that household water tanks – ...

The European Union maintains its support to Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean

The impact of disasters caused by extreme natural phenomena in the Caribbean region is ...

Stop the violence. Protect health care

In the last few months, a number of attacks against health-care workers, medical transports and...

Radio in the Box, an added value to rural communications

The need for information dissemination through radio during and after the strike of an epidemic ...

Disability matters: growing an inclusive and resilient Movement

Since 1992, the United Nations General Assembly has observed the International Day of Persons ...

American Red Cross joins partnership to support climate resilience in vulnerable countries

The American Red Cross joins with the US government and eight organizations in a partnership to ...

What is humanitarian diplomacy?

Humanitarian diplomacy is persuading decision makers and opinion leaders to act, at all times, in the interests of vulnerable people, and with full respect for fundamental humanitarian principles.

It is only through the establishment of humanitarian diplomacy as an integral part of the day to day work of National Societies and the International Federation, with the necessary capacities in place, that the humanitarian objectives referred to above can be effectively realised.

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Together, we are the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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Humanitarian Networks and Partnership Week
Keynote Speech by Dr Jemilah Mahmood, USG Partnerships, IFRC

Keynote address
by Siddarth Chatterjee to the Institute of Cultural Diplomacy. (video)

Commentary
on the movement's Fundamental Principles by Jean Pictet. (PDF)

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Fundamental principles

humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality

Strategy 2020

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One Billion Coalition for Resilience

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