List of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the world's largest group of humanitarian non-governmental organizations. The Movement 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 190 individual National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies members of the Federation.[1]

Members of the Federation[edit]

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

Societies not members of the Federation[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, IFRC
  2. ^ "The Bhutan Red Cross Society receives a royal welcome on World Red Cross Day". 9 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Marshall Islands Red Cross Looks At Fast-Tracking Membership To International Federation". Pacific Islands Report. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  4. ^ 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)."
  5. ^ 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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