Works and The
the Red Cross
• Also known as ‘HUMANITARIAN AIDS’
• Any form of action assisting to the different needs
• Typically an action in response to Human Crises
• Response to grave human needs
• Many more
• Man-made Disasters
• Terrorist attacks
• Engineering failures/ malfunctions
• Natural Disasters
The primary objective of
humanitarian aid is to save
lives, alleviate suffering, and
maintain human dignity
Some of the Humanitarian Missions
Project HOPE was founded on the willingness of
doctors, nurses and other medical volunteers to travel
the globe on a floating hospital ship - the SS HOPE- to
provide medical care, health education and
humanitarian assistance to people in need.
From the tsunami relief in Southeast Asia, to Hurricane
Katrina relief in the Gulf States and earthquake relief in
Haiti in 2010, to annual health education and
humanitarian assistance missions to Latin
America, West Africa and the Oceania region
is an organization of service clubs known as
Rotary Clubs located all over the world. The stated
purpose of the organization is to bring together business
and professional leaders to provide humanitarian
service, encourage high ethical standards in all
vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the
world. It is a secular organization open to all persons
regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or political
Exchanges and scholarships
Rotary Centers for International
Rotary Community Corps
Individual club efforts
The International Committee of the
Red Cross (ICRC) is an
impartial, neutral, and
independent organization whose
exclusively humanitarian mission
is to protect the lives and dignity
of victims of war and internal
violence and to provide them with
• to monitor compliance of warring parties with
the Geneva Conventions
• to organize nursing and care for those who are
wounded on the battlefield
• to supervise the treatment of prisoners of war
and make confidential interventions with
• to help with the search for missing persons in
an armed conflict (tracing service)
• to organize protection and care for civil
• to act as a neutral intermediary between
National Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies around the world.
National Societies are recognized and act
as auxiliaries to their national authorities in
the humanitarian field. They provide a
range of services including disaster
relief, and health and social programmes.
In wartime they assist the civilian
population and support the medical
services of the armed forces.
• Natural disasters have been increasing in number, scale
and complexity. Our experience tells us that there is an
urgent need to properly link humanitarian response to
disaster preparedness and risk reduction, as this saves
lives, is cost-effective and builds resilience.
• We know that this approach makes a lasting
difference, because it has been a cornerstone of our
work for decades.
• Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers live in the
communities they serve, and are present
before, during and after a crisis.
• They are the first to respond when disaster
strikes and have the greatest motivation in
helping their community recover.
• Volunteers know best how to comfort and
support the affected people, because they
are the affected people.
We are active in health (including
extensive HIV/AIDS programming), food
security, water and sanitation.
We deliver programming addressing the
humanitarian consequences of climate
change, urbanization, violence and
regular and irregular migration.
• We work in close collaboration
with communities to support
their capacity building.
• We promote the practical application of the
• We support the integration of disadvantaged
people into their communities.
• Our volunteering and youth
networks contribute to crossgenerational dialogue, bridge
divides between religions and
cultures, and quietly challenge
discrimination wherever it is