Every year up to 100 million people around the globe are affected by natural disasters. Armed conflict alone is responsible for over 100,000 fatalities, with millions of innocent people forced to leave their homes.
Known in the west simply as the 'Red Cross', the International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian network reaching over 150 million people across 190 countries, through the work of over 17 million volunteers. IFRC act during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people, impartial to nationality, race, gender, religious beliefs, class and political opinions.
Below you'll find a summary of the charity's statistics and independent reviews compared to other leading organisations (you can hit the icons to view in-depth charity reports from each independent research organisation):
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While Direct Relief are exceptional at tackling health in emergency situations, and CARE is also a competitive organisation in disaster relief, neither come close to IFRC's global impact or experience in providing aid during and after disasters, hence why IFRC has been selected as the top charity. (if you'd like to support Direct Relief's great work, you can support the medical aid cause)
For nearly 100 years IFRC has been the first to respond when disaster strikes. Their local volunteers know best how to comfort and support the affected people, because they are the affected people. Their aid covers all fields in preparation for and required during emergency situations, covering health, shelter, migration, risk reduction, recovery, disaster laws, humanitarian logistics etc.
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There are local Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 190 countries - all members of the International Federation - with over 17 million local volunteers. Their main headquarters are based in Geneva, Switzerland. To view information and local news from specific National Societies, hit the button below.
Due to inevitable recurring disasters, emergency aid is a cause which will always require our support. IFRC has commited to be accountable to both those they seek to assist and those they accept resources from, striving to meet the highest professional and practice standards to ensure long-term success in their global aid.
If you'd like to join us in providing critical aid to millions around the world, simply tick the 'Emergency Aid' cause when joining the Omnate family...JOIN US
• World Bank Open Data
• Uppsala Conflict Data Program
• IFRC Official Site
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