A robust civil society with a strong Red Cross or Red Crescent national society and empowered local branches are key drivers for positive change: promoting local voices, civic action and ultimately better interventions.
Millions of people suffer and many die from preventable diseases and a lack of access to essential healthcare services, particularly in areas affected by conflict, migration or displacement, natural disasters, and environmental/economic fragility.
While a majority of migrants manage well on their own, several situations linked to migration and displacement can affect people directly and put them in situations of vulnerability that require external support.
Using forecasts or early warnings, anticipatory actions aim to reduce or mitigate the impact of disasters and enhance disaster response efforts.
Climate change represents a global humanitarian crisis with increasingly severe consequences. The frequency and severity of climate-related disasters are on the rise and they are disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable people in the world.
Code of Conduct
Delegates and accompanying family members from the age of 18 years old must sign the Red Cross Code of Conduct before deployment. The Code of Conduct is an integral part of the employment contract.