Danish Red Cross

RCRC Movement Partner

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. Together we form the world's largest humanitarian network.

Partner national societies:

Strategic partnerships with other national societies are a core aspect of our global presence and operations. In some countries, we have bilateral collaboration agreements with the national society, as described in detail under our work with localisation. However, our collaborative work also extends to other partner national societies, which support our work bilaterally or in consortia.

Currently, we are engaged in more than 16 such partnerships based on a philosophy of sharing resources and expertise in order to provide the best possible support for our local partners, leverage advocacy efforts and ensure the provision of timely assistance to people in need.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC):

In 2019, we signed a Partnership Framework Agreement (2019-2023) with the ICRC, which will underpin the achievement of our common strategic goals as described in the 2017 Council of Delegates and previous international conferences.

The components of the framework complement each other well. The ICRC has the required access, mandate, and experience regarding humanitarian responses in fragile and complex situations; the national societies offer a strong presence and local anchoring and will continue to respond to humanitarian needs with a long-term perspective; Danish Red Cross provides solid expertise in capacity building, long-term sustainability and the provision of interventions across the humanitarian-development nexus in protracted crises.

The Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC):

The IFRC is a membership organisation consisting of 192 national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. The IFRC secretariat is based in Geneva and is the main organ coordinating between its members, in particular in the case of emergencies. Every year we contribute to several of IFRC's multilateral operations.

Furthermore, we have framework agreements with several of IFRC's reference centres, which support members by providing knowledge and services within the centres' respective fields of expertise, as described in the section about knowledge hubs and research institutions.

The Partnership Framework Agreement With ICRC

Partner: The International Committee of the Red Cross

Duration of agreement: 2019 - 2023

Areas of cooperation: International humanitarian law and humanitarian principles; national society development; protection; mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies; non-communicable diseases; innovation, digitalisation and partnerships; rapid deployment.