The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Founded in 1919, the IFRC comprises 192 member Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, a secretariat in Geneva and more than 60 delegations strategically located to support activities around the world.
The strength of the IFRC is its volunteer network and its community-based expertise. By improving humanitarian standards, working as partners in development, responding to disasters, and supporting healthier and safer communities, the IFRC helps reduce vulnerabilities, strengthens resilience and fosters a culture of peace around the world.
The IRC Archives hold audiovisual records documenting the activities of the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies that date from the foundation of the league in 1919. The principle topics of the historic film and videos available include: Disaster relief operations, health, training films for use in rural locations and Red Cross & Red Crescent development work in the world.
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