List of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest group of non-governmental organizations working on humanitarian aid, is composed of the following bodies:

  • The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a committee of Swiss nationals based in Geneva, Switzerland, which leads the international movement and which has special responsibilities under international humanitarian law.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is the body composed of all the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and was established to coordinate international relief actions and promote humanitarian activities, also based in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • The 192 individual National Societies of the ′International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies′, which despite the name includes the Red Star of David Society in Israel.[1]

Members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)[edit]

The data of the members of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies can be found on the Federation-wide Databank and Reporting System (FDRS).[1][2] It provides data insights on the world's largest humanitarian network of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world.

IFRC members
  Red Cross Society
  Red Crescent Society
  Red Star of David Society (Red Crystal outside of Israel)
  Red Cross Society
  Red Crescent Society

Societies not members of the IFRC[edit]

Nauru, Niue, Oman and the Vatican City are the states without national societies, along with the states with limited recognition - Abkhazia, Republic of Artsakh, Somaliland, South Ossetia, Transnistria.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


a.   ^ The political status of Kosovo is disputed. Having unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008, Kosovo is formally recognised as an independent state by 97 UN member states, while Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory.


  1. ^ a b "National Societies directory". Geneva, Switzerland: IFRC.
  2. ^ "Federation-wide databank and reporting system" (database). Geneva, Switzerland: IFRC.
  3. ^ Reyði Krossur Føroya
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  6. ^ Refugee Participation Network 7 (February 1990) - The Fearless Children of the Stone Refugee Studies Program, Oxford. p. 19. "The Sahrawi Red Crescent has observer status with the League of Red Cross Societies and is the formal channel for all external assistance to the Sahrawi people, (full membership is precluded until SADR has gained membership of the United Nations)."
  7. ^ Diego Aguirre, Jose Ramón (1991). Guerra en el Sáhara. Istmo ed. p. 176. ISBN 8470902520 " April the Sahrawi Red Crescent obtained the status of observer at the IX Congress of the Arab Red Crescent, analog to the International Red Cross, what supposed also the boycott of this reunion by Morocco."

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