Check Our Photo Gallery
Forward to a Friend Print Max Min
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
This umbrella term refers to all the national and international organizations allowed to use the Red Cross or Red Crescent emblem and all the activities they undertake to relieve human suffering throughout the world. The International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the national societies of the Red Cross and Red Crescent are the components of the movement. They are all however independent organizations. Each has its own individual status and exercises no authority over the others. The International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world with a presence and activities in almost every country. It is unified and guided by seven Fundamental Principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. All Red Cross and Red Crescent activities have one central purpose: to help those who suffer, without discrimination, whether it is during conflict, in response to natural or man-made disasters, or to alleviate the suffering brought by conditions of chronic poverty.
Latest News
ARCO Secretary General Visits Lebanese Red Cross
Secretary General of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO) Dr. Dr. Saleh bin Hamad al-Suhaibani paid a visit to the headquarters of the Lebanese Red Cross in Spears (Beirut)...
Elections of the Lebanese Red Cross Governing Committees
In accordance to the laws and regulations, the election of the governing bodies of the Lebanese Red Cross was held, at the central and local levels...
© 2008 Lebanese Red Cross. All rights reserved. Website Designed & Developed by Born Interactive.
join our network