Swedish Red Cross

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Swedish Red Cross
Svenska Röda Korset
Formation 1865
Purpose Humanitarian Aid
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
Region
Sweden
Secretary General
Ulrika Årehed Kågström
Parent organization
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Staff
626 (2013)[1]
Volunteers
28,000 (2013)[1]
Website http://www.redcross.se/

The Swedish Red Cross (Swedish: Svenska Röda Korset) is a Swedish humanitarian organization and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Founded in 1865, its purpose is to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever and whenever it occurs, voluntarily and without discrimination. Within Sweden, it operates more than 1,000 local branches, which are run by local committees.

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