Meet International Committee of the Red Cross
For over 100 years, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has supported victims impacted by armed conflict, violence and other emergencies by applying direct action and promoting international humanitarian law. Because they are an impartial, neutral organization, they are able to reach some of the most vulnerable populations in war-torn countries, such as Yemen and Sudan. Their humanitarian mission ranges - from providing education to children in war zones to conducting diplomacy, restoring family links to providing healthcare. ICRC also responds to emergencies, such as natural disasters.
An annual 3 million people receive ICRC emergency food, and a further 6 million receive support for food production through the distribution of seeds, farming equipment and livestock. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of people, including refugees and imprisoned populations, receive ICRC healthcare each year. In 2021, 37 million people were given access to clean water, thanks to ICRC.
ICRC is mainly funded by government donations and regional branches of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which operate in almost every country. Approximately 93% of donations are used for programs, most of which are allocated to Africa and the Middle East.