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Humanitarian Diplomacy



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World Water Day: Keeping communities safe from drought and Zika

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 – ...

L’Union européenne maintient son soutien à la réduction des risques de catastrophe dans les Caraïbes

L’Union européenne maintient son soutien à la réduction des risques de catastrophe dans les Caraïbes

L’impact des catastrophes découlant de phénomènes naturels extrêmes dans la région des Caraïbes ...

Stop the violence. Protect health care

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

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

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

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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One Billion Coalition for Resilience

La Fédération internationale des Sociétés de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge constitue, avec ses 190 Sociétés nationales membres, le plus vaste réseau humanitaire du monde. En tant que membres du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, nous sommes guidés dans notre travail par sept Principes fondamentaux: humanité, impartialité, neutralité, indépendance, volontariat, unité et universalité.