International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Published January 31st, 2011 - 13:52 GMT

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian and development network with nearly 100 million members, volunteers and supporters around the world.

By supporting humanitarian standards, working as partners in development, responding to disasters, and supporting healthier and safer communities, it helps reduce vulnerabilities, strengthen resilience and foster a culture of peace.

The IFRC, its 186 National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross together constitute the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.