Our mission

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has supported communities in need around the world without fear or favour for over 100 years. Read our mission.

The mission of the IFRC is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies.

We do so with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

By effectively coordinating and supporting the work of our member National Societies, the secretariat will ensure the IFRC fulfils its potential as an engaged, accountable and trusted humanitarian actor on a global scale.