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About us

Health and care

Everyone, everywhere should have access to the health services they need, including during emergencies. Our 192 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reach millions of people every year with a wide range of health and care services, improving health and well-being for all. Read more...

Community health

Our volunteers work to promote health, prevent disease, and reduce suffering within their communities. Activities include first aid, disease prevention and mental health support. Read more...

Emergency health

We support Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and national authorities to prevent, prepare for and respond to health emergencies. And during large-scale crises, we deploy health specialists to support the local response.

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

The IFRC works to ensure that communities around the world have equitable and affordable access to water and sanitation—both during emergencies and in the long-term. Learn about our wide-ranging work in WASH. Read more...

Health and WASH diplomacy

We advocate for access to quality health services, particularly for the most vulnerable. And we influence national health and WASH policies and strategies. Read more...